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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 […]
Reprinted from WireTapMag.org/ by Kameelah Rasheed
On July 16 in Phoenix, Arizona, four boys ages 9 to 14 took turns raping an 8-year-old girl for more than 10 minutes after luring her into a shed with chewing gum. They held her down. They raped her repeatedly as she screamed — “hysterical” screams that prompted an emergency […]
When Chris Rock’s daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, ‘Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?’ the bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl’s head! (excerpted from Sundance Film […]
My sister forwarded me an interesting article about the “first” all female, all African American flight crew in United States history. Captain Rachelle Jones, first officer Stephanie Grant and flight attendants Diana Galloway and Robin Rogers made history on February 12th when their Atlanta-based Delta Connection carrier departed from Atlanta to Nashville, Tennessee. Delta Airlines, […]
via sokari @ blacklooks
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Carnival by submitting posts as well as those who linked and promoted the carnival on their blogs. Thinking about how to group the Carnival posts I finally decided on two groupings, those that speak specifically to the Global South and those which speak to a […]
According to Rehema Ellis, a correspondent for Nightly News with Brian Williams, her 5 day series will do just that…tell the tale of the African American woman’s success and its significant impact on the AFrican American community as a whole.
The series entitled African American Women: Where They Stand will be a five part series of the […]
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 […]
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 the school […]
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 […]
I see that Paul Butler over at Blackprof has gotten a decent amount of mileage out of his recent post on Russell Simmons’ call for the entertainment industry to voluntarily ban the n-word, “bitch,” and “ho” from their media products. Butler roundly rejects the idea, taking the standard “if you don’t like it, don’t buy […]