Archives for April 2011

Chicken, Waffles & Durham’s Renaissance

Published on 11 Apr 2011 at 1:10 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under black culture,positivity.

Close your eyes and imagine you are sitting inside a small family-owned diner in Harlem. It’s almost 5 o’clock in the morning. The year is 1929. A young man with a flour-dusted apron places a warm, sweet potato waffle and three seasoned fried chicken wings in front of you. It smells delicious. He leaves, then […]

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Rap, Politics & Eagles

Published on 4 Apr 2011 at 10:45 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under Africa,entertainment,ignorance,Uncategorized.

I’ve been teaching a dream class at North Carolina Central University for the past two years called Hip Hop, Music and Politics (it was originally called, It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop: Music and Political Movements – I abbreviated the title this semester for simplicity’s sake). This class is the culmination of my interests as a […]

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