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When Anti-Homophobic Rhetoric Turns Reactionary:Another Look at The Boondocks & Tyler Perry

Published on 4 Jul 2010 at 3:05 pm. 8 Comments.
Filed under art,black culture,black image,entertainment,LGBT,mainstream culture,men's issues,popular culture,sexuality,television.

Aaron McGruder’s notorious animated series, “The Boondocks”, has been engaged in radical critiques of black culture, black political formations and black identity politics since its 1996 inception in The Diamondback, the student newspaper at the University of Maryland. “The Boondocks” has grown from a student newspaper comic strip to a nationally syndicated television series that […]

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via NYT: Black Women, Abortion, Accusations of Eugenics

Published on 28 Feb 2010 at 2:27 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under black culture,black image,family,healing,health,history,men's issues,sexuality,technology,Uncategorized,women's issues/feminism.

I apologize for my absence in what seems like almost a year. Teaching high school english and history, freelance photography, and getting a non-profit up and running is 90-100 hour a week commitment . I am much better with saying “no” and have carved out more time for writing. I’ve had a lot of discussions […]

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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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Nappy Headed Hoes

Published on 9 Apr 2007 at 1:44 am. 186 Comments.
Filed under racism,sexuality,women's issues/feminism.

Nappy Headed Hoes. This is the latest slur being used in the popular media to describe women of color. For those of you who aren’t up on the controversial remarks made by nationally syndicated radio host, Don Imus the following clip will bring you up to speed: (or read an article, here.) The National Association […]

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Church vs. Women & Sexuality

Published on 4 Mar 2007 at 12:50 pm. 22 Comments.
Filed under sexuality,spirituality,women's issues/feminism.

I wanted to address an intriguing quetsion from Friday’s Roundtable. For those of you who don’t know, The Roundtable is a monthly gathering of graduate and undergraduate students from upstate New York (mostly from Syracuse University) who meet on the first Friday of each month at a multi-cultural pot-luck dinner/group discussion. It’s much like an […]

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New Site Speech Policy

Published on 26 Feb 2007 at 1:18 am. 8 Comments.
Filed under racism,sexuality,site policy.

At Blackademics, our principal goal is to encourage a wide range of intellectually stimulating dialogue, and for the most part, that is what you, the Blackademics community, have been producing. However, a few recent comments have fallen a bit short of the minimum standards of discourse which we are prepared to tolerate. These comments have […]

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Love and Basketball: Homophobia in Sports

Published on 18 Feb 2007 at 11:08 pm. 74 Comments.
Filed under men's issues,sexuality,sports.

On the night of the NBA all-star game, I though it would be a good time to address Tim Hardaway’s (a 5-time All-Star) controversial comments made during an interview on 790 the Ticket radio show earlier this week. Host Dan Le Batard was discussing John Amaechi, a retired NBA center who recently became the first […]

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WORLD AIDS DAY 2006

Published on 30 Nov 2006 at 5:07 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under diaspora,men's issues,news/politics,sexuality,women's issues/feminism.

Tomorrow, Decmeber 1st, is World AIDS Day.  What can we do in a day? Well, World Aids Day may not be able to cure all of the people affected by AIDS/ HIV, but it does strike a reminder in the minds of millions and in our often complacent society this is quite necessary. This World […]

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Why don’t black people talk about sexuality?

Published on 18 Oct 2006 at 3:15 am. 8 Comments.
Filed under black culture,sexuality.

I just got back from the Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference in Philly. It was dope! We heard from some of the leading scholars in Black Studies, (including three future Blackademics interview-ees, Dr. Molefi Asante, Dr. Na’im Akbar and Ron Karenga!). But one issue that was not addressed at the conference – actually an issue […]

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