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The Black History Front

Published on 20 Feb 2008 at 4:30 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under black culture,education,history,Uncategorized.

Black History Month is a beautiful thing. It’s so nice to see all of the colleges, universities, community centers, museums and churches putting on programs that embrace African American history and culture for a change. I enjoy seeing commercials, fliers, billboards and other cultural artifacts that validate the Black experience, just as much as the […]

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Afro Techie

Published on 4 Jan 2008 at 4:58 pm. No Comments.
Filed under black culture,education,technology.

   Blackademics, Every now and again it’s important to give props to local smaller achievements in the African American community as a reminder that we are doing great things. We have to advertise our own successes and support each other. With that said, I was elated to find out about the following small yet substantial achievement. Norfolk State […]

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The American Story: Through the tale of the African American Woman

Published on 27 Nov 2007 at 10:52 am. 11 Comments.
Filed under education,news/politics,women's issues/feminism.

According to Rehema Ellis, a correspondent for Nightly News with Brian Williams, her 5 day series will do just that…tell the tale of the African American woman’s success and its significant impact on the AFrican American community as a whole. The series entitled African American Women: Where They Stand will be a five part series of […]

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it takes a Villiage

Published on 13 Nov 2007 at 1:06 pm. No Comments.
Filed under education.

We’re not in the business of posting job announcements on Blackademics, (you can peep craigslist for that), but this is a special exception! The Harlem-based college prep non-profit called Village Academics is looking for some passionate scholars such as yourselves to help educate our young New Yorkers. Village offers a competitive salary and work would […]

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Published on 3 Nov 2007 at 9:32 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under collective action,education,positivity.

Some of you may have noticed the new Community tab, added to the site navigation. This page talks about the Blackademics workshop series that we’ve been taking into classrooms and community centers over the past several years. It may surprise some of you to know that the community workshops have been around twice as long […]

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Beyond Jena: The (Re)Birth of a Movement

Published on 1 Oct 2007 at 12:41 pm. 23 Comments.
Filed under collective action,education.

“No justice, no peace!” a sparkling crowd of hundreds chanted in front of Morgan State University’s Soper Library last Thursday to rally support for the Jena Six. With students clad in varying temperatures of black, the scene at Morgan mirrored scores of similar events across the country including in Jena, Louisiana, where tens of thousands […]

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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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Making Black Girls “Ladylike”

Published on 23 Aug 2007 at 7:08 pm. 48 Comments.
Filed under education,racial rhetoric,racism,sexuality,women's issues/feminism.

This is an article I wrote that is also published over at Wiretap Magazine; Find more stuff @ Kameelahwrites ______ I have been convinced that many large public schools function like factory systems. You pop in one student and with the appropriate manipulations, the necessary conveyor belt rides and some pedagogical alchemy and you get […]

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via RaceWire: The look and language of UNICEF’s Africa’s campaign

Published on 5 Aug 2007 at 12:10 am. 17 Comments.
Filed under Africa,black image,education,racial rhetoric,racism.

Thought ya’ll might enjoy this one… via RaceWire: Tip to Color of Change for forwarding this one. Cross-posted from Black Women in Europe.

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Will $100 Laptop Close the Digital Divide?

Published on 23 Jul 2007 at 5:28 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under education,news/politics,technology.

Finally, 5 years after the idea was proposed, the “$100 Laptop” (also called the XO Laptop) is in its final stages. Manufacturers are on the verge of plunging into mass production for at least 3 million Cheaptops, which ex-secretary general of the UN Kofi Annan believes “will open up new fronts” for children’s education in […]

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