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November Blackademics Interview: World Cup Champion Lilian Thuram

Published on 15 Nov 2009 at 11:33 pm. Comments Off on November Blackademics Interview: World Cup Champion Lilian Thuram.
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Last week I had the honor of kicking it with one of the world’s most accomplished soccer players of our time, Lilian Thuram. However we didn’t discuss his 1998 World Cup or EURO 2000 Championship victories, his 140-plus career caps or his legacy as one of the best defenders, ever. Instead we took a tour […]

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October Interview: Dr. Kwabena Nketia pt. 2

Published on 15 Oct 2009 at 11:52 pm. Comments Off on October Interview: Dr. Kwabena Nketia pt. 2.
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Celebrating our 4th year of Blackademics.org interviews, we’re kicking things off with an exclusive 2-part interview with world-renown ethnomusicologist and emeritus professor, Dr. JH Kwabena Nketia. This is part 2 of that installment. Enjoy!

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September Interview w/ West African Ethnomusicologist Dr. Kwabena Nketia

Published on 15 Sep 2009 at 12:59 pm. Comments Off on September Interview w/ West African Ethnomusicologist Dr. Kwabena Nketia.
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Celebrating Blackademics’ 4th year, this month’s special 2-part interview is with one of the world’s most decorated ethnomusicologists, Dr. Kwabena Nketia. Check out the youtube of the interview below:

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Blackademics 3rd Annual Review – Raphael Saadiq, Keli Goff, Chuck Stone and MORE!!!

Published on 16 Aug 2009 at 1:48 pm. Comments Off on Blackademics 3rd Annual Review – Raphael Saadiq, Keli Goff, Chuck Stone and MORE!!!.
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Though the Blackademics educational workshop series started in 2004, this blog only was not up and running until the summer of 2006. I had just earned my bachelors that May, and by June Deen Black published our first post. We started blogging regularly in July, and on August 15th I published the first Blackademics interview […]

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July 2009 Interview – Founding Member of the Black Panthers, Sam Anderson

Published on 14 Jul 2009 at 9:21 pm. Comments Off on July 2009 Interview – Founding Member of the Black Panthers, Sam Anderson.
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It is my distinct pleasure to announce this month’s Blackadeimcs interviewee, Professor Sam Anderson – the author of The Black Holocaust for Beginners. I met Mr. Anderson while I was at Syracuse, when he came to deliver a riveting lecture on Black self-determination. This interview captures some of our conversation, following the lecture. We chop […]

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June 2009 Blackadeimcs Interview: Internationally renown Ghanaian recording artist, Samini

Published on 15 Jun 2009 at 9:05 pm. Comments Off on June 2009 Blackadeimcs Interview: Internationally renown Ghanaian recording artist, Samini.
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Blackademics is celebrating Black Music month by publishing a groundbreaking interview with Ghanaian Hiplife and Hip Hop artist, Samini. Strait from his studio in Accra we discuss Hip-Hop, language and Black identity from an international perspective. You don’t want to miss this interview! Check out a youtube video of the interview below, or click this […]

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May Interview, CHUCK STONE!!!

Published on 15 May 2009 at 1:16 am. Comments Off on May Interview, CHUCK STONE!!!.
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This May, the one and only Chuck Stone is in the building! We talk about the power of media, with one of the most influential journalists of all time. You don’t want to miss this interview. Listen to an Mp3 of the interview the interview here. Read the transcript here.

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April 2009 Blackademics Interview: The Late Dr. John Hope Franklin

Published on 15 Apr 2009 at 10:38 pm. Comments Off on April 2009 Blackademics Interview: The Late Dr. John Hope Franklin.
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This month’s interview is dedicated to the memory of one of the world’s greatest historians. As promised, today’s interview is a rebroadcast of our very first Blackademics interview – Dr. John Hope Franklin. The interview was originally published on August 15th, 2006. Dr. Franklin joined the ancestors on March 25, 2009. May he rest in […]

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March Interview: Negro League Hall of Fame Pitcher – Durham’s own Willie Bradshaw!!!

Published on 15 Mar 2009 at 11:59 pm. Comments Off on March Interview: Negro League Hall of Fame Pitcher – Durham’s own Willie Bradshaw!!!.
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This month’s interview is with North Carolina legend and Hall of Famer, Willie Bradshaw. He talks about sharing the field with the great Satchel Paige, enduring racism and what it was like to play America’s favorite pass time in the segregated south. Blackadeimcs – this is a very special interview, please take heed to the […]

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February 2009 Interview: Dr. Georgiary Bledsoe, founder of the Boston Urban Music Project

Published on 15 Feb 2009 at 3:22 pm. Comments Off on February 2009 Interview: Dr. Georgiary Bledsoe, founder of the Boston Urban Music Project.
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This year’s Black History Month interview is with Dr. Georgiary Bledsoe, the president and founder of BUMP – the Boston Urban Music Project. We discuss the importance of incorporating Black music into the curricula of Black youth, as well as the validity of Hip-Hop education programs such as the (Blackademcics Hip-Hop Community workshop series). Listen […]

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