November 13, 2009 · 6 Comments
I just watched Precious, Lee Daniel’s film based on the novel Push by Sapphire, and the only way I can find to describe it is extraordinary in the superlative and literal sense. Extraordinary, in the superlative sense, for its craftsmanship in visually and textually telling a narrative of the composite character Precious. It is extra-ordinary (beyond ordinary), in the literal sense, in that it concentrates on a particular set of lives ravished by sexual abuse, physical abuse, and poverty. This is not the tale of all in poverty, but it is a tale that exists.
August 10, 2009 · 8 Comments
You know how you say “what is there to do today/tonight?” Well I have an answer for you from today […]
July 29, 2009 · 0 Comments
I can enjoy songs about summer… check the video by Dead Prez for Summertime and make sure to cop “Pulse […]
July 16, 2009 · 3 Comments
One of my favorite portions of Assata are the verses interspersed. In honor of our great freedom fighter Assata Shakur […]
July 14, 2009 · 0 Comments
Cornel West and Carl Dix tangle at CCNY on Tuesday night.
July 12, 2009 · 0 Comments
This Monday July 13th I will be speaking at the NAACP Centennial Convention on Educational Advocacy.
May 30, 2009 · 3 Comments
This Sunday, in Harlem, find out and discuss the direction for the new Black Left.
May 27, 2009 · 6 Comments
Mos is back on the radar. Dropping a project and reuniting with Talib Kweli this week. I’m there.
May 19, 2009 · 6 Comments
This post will not be a lofty tribute to Brother Malcolm, if you would like to see one like that, check it out here. This will be a call to action, because that is one of the things El Hajj Malik El Shabazz was about. Today is a National Day of Action to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis and today I saw a heinous video of a young teenager brutalized by the Police of Toledo. I do not doubt that Malcolm would have been disturbed to action by both. Let’s honor him by doing the work!
April 28, 2009 · 6 Comments
Here are some interesting links on education research or education related things.