diaspora Category Archives

Hugo Chavez, Don Cheadle and the Hatian Revolution

Published on 25 Sep 2007 at 12:55 am. 13 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,entertainment,film,positivity,radical politics.

The Haitian Revolution is one of the most significant events in world history that nobody ever talks about. When I took history in high school, and later in college, I did study the Revolutionary era where I learned about the American and French Revolutions, but never about Haiti. This silence transcended the classroom, as Haiti […]

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French President Sarkozy reminds us that “the African has not fully entered into history” and Mbeki writes him a congratulatory letter

Published on 16 Sep 2007 at 12:47 pm. 16 Comments.
Filed under Africa,diaspora,history,news/politics,racism.

I couldn’t make this stuff up if I wanted to. About a month ago, French President Sarkozy spoke at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar where he asserted (among other equally myopic, ahistorical, neocolonial and racists arguments) that: The problem of Africa, and allow a friend of Africa to say it, is to be found […]

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Myspace Aids in Apprehending New Jersey Executioners, Illegal Immigrants

Published on 21 Aug 2007 at 9:18 am. 14 Comments.
Filed under collective action,diaspora,inter-minority relations,news/politics.

On August 4th, 2007, four Black college students were lined up next to a wall at their high school, forced to kneel, and then shot in the back of the head. This execution-style murder was the tragic end to a robbery apparently initiated by 24-year-old Rodolfo Godinez. Of the victims, Natasha Aeriel, 19, Terrance Aeriel, […]

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Apartheid Israel?, Speaking Up, Out and About: A Call to Action for Black Folks?

Published on 4 Jun 2007 at 6:23 pm. 20 Comments.
Filed under collective action,diaspora,history,inter-minority relations,news/politics,racism,radical politics.

This is a bit long so here are my early apologies… June 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. May 15th, 2007 marks the 59th anniversary of the Nakba (“the catastrophe”) which saw the mass deportation of a million Palestinians […]

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How do we speak about Zimbabwe?

Published on 2 Apr 2007 at 6:27 am. 35 Comments.
Filed under collective action,diaspora,history,news/politics,radical politics.

****Above is a picture from I took at the Human Rights Day March in Johannesburg on March 21, 2007.**** EDIT: on april 3rd, 2007, in johannesburg, south africa there was a zimbabwe solidarity march to the zimbabwean consulate. check my photos here. Zimbabwe has made headlines recently following the of Zimbabwean police’s killing of Gift […]

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Cherokees Vote Slave Descendants Out of Nation

Published on 4 Mar 2007 at 4:11 pm. 12 Comments.
Filed under black culture,diaspora,racism.

A Saturday vote by the members of the Cherokee Nation has resulted in the revocation of tribal membership from more than 2,800 descendants of slaves once owned by tribe members. 76 percent of the membership voted to limit tribal classification to individuals of “by blood” descendants. Qualifications for membership were determined by a congressional commission […]

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Feb 7th: International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Haiti

Published on 7 Feb 2007 at 8:19 am. 10 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,history,news/politics,poverty.

This is more of an action alert for the International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Haiti. A lot of the violence and chaos that has arrested Haiti is not making its way to mainstream newspapers or news stations. Furthermore, what does find its way to the news in no way […]

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Ama Ata Aidoo: African Americans Invest in Africa

Published on 2 Feb 2007 at 10:28 am. 13 Comments.
Filed under blackonomics,diaspora,interviews.

Happy Black History Month yall! For us here at Blackademics, every month is Black History month, but I thought for February, I would grace yall with an extra bonus (as promised) an additional excerpt from my interview with Ama Ata Aidoo. Here’s a quote from our discussion: I’d be very surprised if somebody decided soberly […]

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Your black card has been revoked!

Published on 4 Dec 2006 at 4:47 am. 10 Comments.
Filed under black culture,diaspora,history.

Since I made that first trek across town to a white private high school, my mother and I have had this inside joke about moments of having your black card revoked. On Saturday night my black card was revoked. It was an ambush of sorts. I can usually see it coming. I was having such […]

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WORLD AIDS DAY 2006

Published on 30 Nov 2006 at 5:07 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,men's issues,news/politics,sexuality,women's issues/feminism.

Tomorrow, Decmeber 1st, is World AIDS Day.  What can we do in a day? Well, World Aids Day may not be able to cure all of the people affected by AIDS/ HIV, but it does strike a reminder in the minds of millions and in our often complacent society this is quite necessary. This World […]

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