positivity Category Archives

B-demics.org, Giving Thanks

Published on 22 Nov 2007 at 12:04 am. No Comments.
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Greetings Blackademics family. I just wanted to give a warm thanks to all of our contributing writers, interview-ee’s, advisers, community workshop facilitators and commentators. In just one year, Blackademics has grown from a small blog, to an international resource that has been used in the classroom and the community. Our interview archive has steadily grown […]

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Like Meet The Press, But With Better Beats

Published on 13 Nov 2007 at 12:57 am. 17 Comments.
Filed under music,positivity,racial rhetoric.

What’s up y’all; I haven’t posted in a minute, and I’m neck-deep in my graduate studies at this time, but I’ve resurfaced temporarily to help sling some new mind-opening ish courtesy of my brother, the founder of the website you are now reading. As you may or may not know, in between all that community […]

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Get your Ribbonz out.. it’s Black Solidarity Day!

Published on 4 Nov 2007 at 11:33 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under black culture,collective action,history,positivity.

Black Solidarity Day was first observed in 1969 on the campus of Brooklyn College, when several students and activists were inspired by Douglas Turner Ward’s controversial play entitled A Day of Absence. The satirical play depicted a small southern town in turmoil when all the Black citizens suddenly disappeared, revealing the political, social and economic […]

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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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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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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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Happy Marcus Garvey Day!!!

Published on 17 Aug 2007 at 8:27 pm. 14 Comments.
Filed under history,positivity.

For over a decade, people around the world have celebrated Garvey Day a Holiday dedicated to the great intellectual, activist and freedom fighter: Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The celebration started back in 1993, when Terry Brown, in collaboration with the African Culture Restoration Association, gathered 150 supporters to celebrate the life and contributions of Marcus Garvey […]

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Blackademics Annual Review

Published on 15 Aug 2007 at 12:50 am. 4 Comments.
Filed under academia,black culture,film,history,interviews,positivity,racial rhetoric,sexuality,technology,women's issues/feminism.

One year ago today, we published the first Blackademics Interview with John Hope Franklin. Since then, on the 15th of every month we’ve published interviews with some of the world’s most distinguised scholars, artists and activists. On our one year anniversary, I thought it would be nice put together a little tribute to celebrate one […]

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WW2’s Buffalo Soldiers, a Spike Lee joint

Published on 8 Jul 2007 at 11:20 am. 20 Comments.
Filed under film,history,positivity.

Director Spike Lee is working on a new film that will reveal an untold story of Black leadership and valour during World War 2. The film is about the U.S. Army’s all-black 92nd “Buffalo Soldier” Division, which defended Italy from Nazi occupation in the 1940s. Based on the novel, Miracle at St. Anna by James […]

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United States of Africa? The Jury is Still Out.

Published on 4 Jul 2007 at 11:45 am. 53 Comments.
Filed under Africa,collective action,history,news/politics,positivity.

Freelon here, reporting live from Accra, Ghana on the final day of the 2007 African Union Summit! We started the week very excited about the proceedings taking place here. The city is tight with security, all the politicians have been making their rounds, giving town hall lectures and making appearances. But at the conclusion of […]

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