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Making Beats in Congo

Published on 5 Nov 2012 at 1:49 am. 3 Comments.
Filed under Africa,technology.

There’s a lot going on in the Democratic Republic of Congo right now. The eastern city of Goma was recently overthrown by a rebel insurgency – the latest episode of a conflict mineral fueled beef, which has plagued the region for two decades. But here at Blackademics we’ve got another story to tell – a […]

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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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Afro Techie

Published on 4 Jan 2008 at 4:58 pm. No Comments.
Filed under black culture,education,technology.

   Blackademics, Every now and again it’s important to give props to local smaller achievements in the African American community as a reminder that we are doing great things. We have to advertise our own successes and support each other. With that said, I was elated to find out about the following small yet substantial achievement. Norfolk State […]

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Blackademics Re: Solutions

Published on 1 Jan 2008 at 2:29 pm. No Comments.
Filed under technology.

Greetings Blackademics, and Happy New Year! As you already know, the Ku Klux Klan of all viruses has plagued this blog for almost a month, and all of the de-bugging internet geniuses seem to be on hiatus. So instead of waiting around for a solution to present itself, I decided to take matters into my […]

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Is Blackademics Under Attack?

Published on 14 Dec 2007 at 6:53 pm. No Comments.
Filed under technology.

Greetings Blackademics family. Unfortunately we have not been able to debug Blackademics.org and still cannot receive your comments. As we cannot effectively facilitate discussion we are going to temporarily suspend publishing posts and interviews. As soon as the problem is fixed, I will publish the December 2007 interview with poet, activist and scholar Mari Evans […]

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Comments are currently jacked up

Published on 12 Dec 2007 at 2:13 am. No Comments.
Filed under technology.

. . . As you may have noticed. But I am working on it. Updates are forthcoming . . .

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Graffiti Tracker: Technology vs. The Streets

Published on 1 Sep 2007 at 12:59 pm. 13 Comments.
Filed under art,black culture,technology.

Graffiti Tracker is a new technology used by public officials and law enforcement to track, apprehend and punish vandals in your community. This web-based program utilizes digital photographs, GPS navigation, and a team of experts to keep criminals off the streets. Just check out these testimonials from satisfied customers on graffititracker.net: “In addition to having […]

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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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Resident Evil: Africa

Published on 9 Aug 2007 at 4:08 pm. 19 Comments.
Filed under black image,entertainment,technology.

Embedded in this post is a trailer for the 5th installment of Capcom’s classic zombie thriller, Resident Evil. I know all my Blackademic gamers out there are getting goose-bumps over this one! As you can see in the trailer, the epic seems to be set in a rural African, or Afro-diasporic community. Problematic? Take a […]

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Will $100 Laptop Close the Digital Divide?

Published on 23 Jul 2007 at 5:28 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under education,news/politics,technology.

Finally, 5 years after the idea was proposed, the “$100 Laptop” (also called the XO Laptop) is in its final stages. Manufacturers are on the verge of plunging into mass production for at least 3 million Cheaptops, which ex-secretary general of the UN Kofi Annan believes “will open up new fronts” for children’s education in […]

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