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Stuff Educated Black People Like.

Published on 11 Mar 2008 at 1:41 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under black image,racial rhetoric,ridiculousness.

There is a new ridiculous and controversial blog on our blogroll, that is worth taking a look at. The blog is called, Stuff Educated Black People Like. Based on a similar site, called Stuff White People Like, this black counterpart is a self-described, “amalgamation of reality, comedy and parody”. At first glance I was offended […]

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The Great Debate: Denzel, Violence and Scholarship

Published on 7 Dec 2007 at 12:46 pm. 7 Comments.
Filed under black image,entertainment,film.

I’m sure many of you contributed to the $121,716,990 box office smash, American Gangster (if not, I hope you at least got to check out the bootleg). Based on the true story of Frank Lucas, a notorious New York drug dealing kingpin in the late 1960s, American Gangster gives us yet another example of the […]

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Hundreds Protest BET and MTV

Published on 5 Nov 2007 at 7:00 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under black image,collective action,television.

Pinch me! Is this a dream?! Wearing white T-shirts with red stop signs and chanting “BET does not reflect me, MTV does not reflect me,” protesters have been gathering every Saturday outside the homes of Viacom executives in Washington and New York City. The orderly, mostly black crowds are protesting music videos that they say […]

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Come on People: On the Path From Victims to Victors

Published on 30 Oct 2007 at 3:22 pm. 14 Comments.
Filed under black culture,black image,racial rhetoric,ridiculousness.

In May of 2004 after receiving an award during a celebration commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board, Bill Cosby made several controversial remarks criticizing Black youth. During his (in)famous “Poundcake” speech, Cosby called out African Americans who put higher priorities on sports, fashion, and “acting hard” than on education, self-respect, and self-improvement. Let […]

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Since When is Sag’n Pants a Crime?

Published on 28 Sep 2007 at 8:23 pm. 13 Comments.
Filed under black image,fashion,men's issues.

I just read a NY Times article about a new law being enforced, primarily in the south, to outlaw sagging pants. Sagging is a style adopted primarily by young Black men who identify with Hip-Hop culture. Apparently there is nothing more terrifying to policymakers than a young man with his drawers out. An intensifying push […]

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Mychal Bell Goes Home

Published on 28 Sep 2007 at 3:33 pm. 13 Comments.
Filed under black culture,black image,collective action,racism.

Mychal Bell, a central figure in the saga that is the ‘Jena 6,’ posted a $45,000 bail today and has returned home to await trial in juvenile court on charges of assault in December.

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Ebony Skin, Ivory Tower: Teen Prodigy Makes Ivy League History

Published on 7 Sep 2007 at 2:14 am. 37 Comments.
Filed under academia,black image,education,positivity,women's issues/feminism.

Just a quick praise report, as my Grandmother calls them. A young sister by the name of Brittney Exline has recently become the youngest child ever to be accepted into an Ivy League school. Exline, a native of Colorado Springs will be majoring in Political Science and Chemical Engineering at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania […]

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Read a MotherF@#&’n Book

Published on 5 Sep 2007 at 11:15 pm. 58 Comments.
Filed under black image,entertainment,ridiculousness,television.

I recently recorded an interview with Malcolm Jamal Warner, in which he was singing the praises of his new favorite Hip-Hop track, Read a Book by Bomani Armah. I had heard the song a few months ago and watched the video on Youtube, but I was not aware of the controversy that it caused until […]

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Resident Evil: Africa

Published on 9 Aug 2007 at 4:08 pm. 19 Comments.
Filed under black image,entertainment,technology.

Embedded in this post is a trailer for the 5th installment of Capcom’s classic zombie thriller, Resident Evil. I know all my Blackademic gamers out there are getting goose-bumps over this one! As you can see in the trailer, the epic seems to be set in a rural African, or Afro-diasporic community. Problematic? Take a […]

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Facebook: Off The Wall

Published on 7 Aug 2007 at 6:13 pm. 29 Comments.
Filed under black image,ignorance,racial rhetoric,racism,ridiculousness.

Facebook: a social utility that connects you with the people around you. It’s like Myspace but with more privacy, versatility and style. If you were anywhere near a college/university campus as of 2004, you probably know all about it. Messages, profiles, networks, pokes and walls. This post addresses “the wall” – an application that Mark […]

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