ridiculousness Category Archives

Read a MotherF@#&’n Book

Published on 5 Sep 2007 at 11:15 pm. 58 Comments.
Filed under black image,entertainment,ridiculousness,television.

I recently recorded an interview with Malcolm Jamal Warner, in which he was singing the praises of his new favorite Hip-Hop track, Read a Book by Bomani Armah. I had heard the song a few months ago and watched the video on Youtube, but I was not aware of the controversy that it caused until […]

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South Africa, Bribes, Defective Condoms and an HIV/AIDS scare

Published on 1 Sep 2007 at 1:14 pm. 20 Comments.
Filed under Africa,news/politics,ridiculousness.

Find more @ kameelahwrites _______ When I was living in Johannesburg, South Africa I somehow ended up in a conversation with this guy at the university theater about AIDS and condoms. Eagerly, he explained that HIV/AIDS is so prevalent in South Africa not because folks do not use condoms, but because the condoms just don’t […]

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Michael Vick: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Published on 28 Aug 2007 at 11:02 pm. 22 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,ridiculousness,sports.

At the risk of beating a dead horse (no pun intended), I have decided to address Michael Vick and his dog fight with the federal government (after weeks of requests via email/text/facebook etc). However, we are going to engage this controversy in a different manner from the mainstream media. I don’t want to start a […]

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Facebook: Off The Wall

Published on 7 Aug 2007 at 6:13 pm. 29 Comments.
Filed under black image,ignorance,racial rhetoric,racism,ridiculousness.

Facebook: a social utility that connects you with the people around you. It’s like Myspace but with more privacy, versatility and style. If you were anywhere near a college/university campus as of 2004, you probably know all about it. Messages, profiles, networks, pokes and walls. This post addresses “the wall” – an application that Mark […]

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Nigger Brown

Published on 10 Apr 2007 at 1:15 pm. 14 Comments.
Filed under ignorance,racism,ridiculousness.

For newcomers to Blackademics.org, please don’t let the previous two post titles fool you. We do engage in meaningful, intellectual debate here. The ridiculousness has just been overwhelming in the past several days. Nigger Brown – no, it’s not the title of a new play from Tyler Perry. Nigger Brown is the color of Doris […]

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Killing people for puppies

Published on 13 Feb 2007 at 1:30 am. 28 Comments.
Filed under ignorance,ridiculousness.

This Friday, two young Black men, Joshua and Justin Moulder, were sentenced for torturing and killing a small puppy in Georgia. The two boys, 17 and 19 years old, had a history of juvenile misconduct and pleaded guilty to charges of animal cruelty and burglary. Animal activists were furious with the “light” sentencing, “ten years […]

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prussian blue

Published on 5 Jan 2007 at 3:27 pm. 41 Comments.
Filed under music,racism,ridiculousness.

in September a duo of blond haired, blue eyed, teen-aged girls came out of the blue and hit #4 on the Billboard Chart! No … it’s not the Olsen twins. How can this happen? They sold 91,000 copies of their album in one week! They did it with out the assistance of big record company […]

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I got a nigga like a sitting duck.. BOOM

Published on 5 Jan 2007 at 9:04 am. 6 Comments.
Filed under art,ignorance,ridiculousness.

I had an interesting encounter the other evening, while recording in the studio with some white emcees. One of my old friends from high school is now a producer (named, J-La) and he wanted to introduce me to a few of the artists he was working with, who happened fans of Language Arts. I was […]

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The New Majority/Get it Together, or Go Back to Africa

Published on 19 Nov 2006 at 12:54 am. 12 Comments.
Filed under academia,affirmative action,inter-minority relations,ridiculousness.

My original post was simply called, “The New Majority,” but after last night’s Roundtable, I felt the need to add some insights from the group discussion, so I combined the original post, with another post I was writing called “Get it Together, or go Back to Africa.” Sorry for the long title.

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The Performance of Manhood

Published on 16 Nov 2006 at 1:17 am. 11 Comments.
Filed under black image,men's issues,ridiculousness.

I think we all, at one point or another, have witnessed “the performance of manhood,” that situation where a brother acts a certain way, or takes on a certain role/persona-to show how much of a man he is. Black manhood, in particular, evokes a unique performance. Allow me to share an encounter with Black manhood […]

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