racial rhetoric Category Archives

Old Ideologies Die Hard: The Persistence of “The Talented Tenth”

Published on 15 Nov 2009 at 4:27 pm. 12 Comments.
Filed under black culture,black image,entertainment,history,news/politics,poverty,President Obama,racial rhetoric,radical politics.

Historicizing “heroes” has proven to be a tricky business for black folk in America, that is, when we choose to undertake the endeavor at all. Oftentimes, our proclivity to re-imagine our icons is nothing more than a static idolatry that fails to account for the full complexity of the individuals we claim to acknowledge. We […]

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Racial Politics and Represenation in, THE BEAST

Published on 4 Oct 2009 at 1:24 pm. 12 Comments.
Filed under Hip-Hip,music,racial rhetoric.

Wei: So what’s up with The Beast? Me: Yo the music is amazing I can’t wait ’till you to hear it! Wei: Yeah, me too. So live instrumentation, huuh? Me: Yes – piano, bass, drums and me on vocals. Wei: Word, word.. so where they at? Me: Right over there setting up (point to the […]

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Americans Scared To Talk Race, Says U.S. Attorney General

Published on 8 Mar 2009 at 1:33 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,racial rhetoric.

The United States’ first Black Attorney General, Eric Holder is being criticized for a statement he made during a Black History month event at the Department of Justice this Wednesday: “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been and we — I believe […]

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Fear of a Black President

Published on 11 Nov 2008 at 2:27 pm. 11 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,racial rhetoric,racism.

Hard as it may be to believe, not everyone is completely overjoyed at America’s recent choice of president. In fact, some folks seem downright shook, so to speak. Check out some of the recent headlines and quotes from the lunatic fringe: Georgia congressman warns of Obama dictatorship “I think there are going to be outbreaks […]

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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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Viva la Revolucion

Published on 25 Nov 2007 at 10:50 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under collective action,racial rhetoric,radical politics.

I just listened to a powerful piece Hip-Hop scholarship from Immortal Technique entitled The Poverty of Philosophy. You can find it on YouTube, or just watch the clip at the bottom of this post. In the piece, Immortal Technique eloquently breaks down the elements of neo-liberal capitalism. He really gives it to the establishment, with […]

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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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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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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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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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