Friday, September 14, 2007

Jena 6 Retaliation?

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Whats up the hanging of nooses at schools? Another incident just occurred at the University of Maryland.

Madueke was among more than 300 students and faculty members who converged on Cole Field House this week for a "speak out" to express their feelings about the noose and to discuss possible solutions to the racism and cultural separatism that led to it.

The crudely tied noose was found hanging from a tree just outside the Nyumburu Cultural Center and the Stamp Student Union on Campus Drive, the college's main thoroughfare.

Nyumburu, Swahili for "freedom house," is home to a student-run newspaper, the Black Explosion, as well as the Black Student Union and other programs affiliated primarily with minority students and faculty members, officials said.

Representatives from the newspaper reported the noose to police Sept. 7. The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

Campus police spokesman Paul Dillon said that when officers arrived, they found that maintenance workers sent by their supervisors had removed and discarded the noose, which apparently had been dangling since late August. Investigators are now interviewing students and reviewing tapes from surveillance cameras.

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A Black man tells a white man, a really INFLUENTIAL
white man, that HE can't have a job. Holy sh*t.
For decades, UC Irvine has aspired to open Orange County's first top-flight law school, declaring it to be the university's glaring "missing piece."

The effort was thrown into turmoil after UCI Chancellor Michael V. Drake abruptly dropped respected liberal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky as the school's first dean. Drake said he had lost confidence in the educator, in part, because of Chemerinsky's recent opinion articles that made him a "lightning rod," including a scathing rebuke of U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales.

he action ignited a debate about academic freedom and political meddling that only grew more fierce Thursday, with some faculty members calling for Drake's resignation after a hastily scheduled meeting of the university's academic senate on Thursday afternoon.

Officials said the turnaround on Chemerinsky could delay the opening of the law school -- scheduled for 2009 -- and so tarnish the institution that it would be difficult to assemble the scholars and staff needed to establish the school as one of the nation's best -- UCI's long-cherished goal.

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Madlib Gets Love from Newsweek. Other than Count Bass D, he is my Favorite Underrated dude.
Since the year started, Madlib, 33, has released four albums, counting “Liberation,” a full-length collaboration with rapper Talib Kweli; a deluxe rerelease of “Champion Sound,” his project with dearly departed producer J Dilla; “Yesterday’s Universe,” a collection of amorphous jazz fusion; and, most recently, the latest installment of his instrumental hip-hop series “Beat Konducta.” This is to say nothing of the numerous tracks and remixes he’s done for other artists over the course of the year.

But if one were to make a shortlist of hip-hop’s workhorses, a few names might come to mind—Kanye West, Jay-Z, P. Diddy—but Madlib’s name probably wouldn’t make the cut. That probably has a lot to do with the peculiar attribution of his impossibly constant flow of material. He likes to make up aliases. A lot of them. For example, “Yesterday’s Universe” is credited to Yesterday’s New Quintet, a jazz band consisting of Madlib (going by his birth name, Otis Jackson Jr.) and four imaginary band mates, despite the fact that he’s playing all the instruments. “Universe” also introduces 10 new totally imaginary groups, among them The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble and Kamala Walker & The Soul Tribe. The reason Madlib doesn’t immediately come to mind when one thinks of hip-hop’s pre-eminent creative forces is the same reason he is one of hip-hop’s pre-eminent creative forces: he’s just really, really eccentric.

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New Oakland teacher blogs about his new gig.

It was by no means what I expected. I mean, it was, but it wasn't. Of the 5 days, I went home all but one of the days with a sickening feel to my stomach. I went home exhausted, leading to one day sleeping at 9pm. I knew it was going to be hard. I knew the kids were going to be trying, they were going to be behind grade level, ....and they were going to be sweet. Talk about roller coaster.

There were days where I wanted to grab a student and slap behavioral sense in them. There were days I wanted to hug a student for getting the right answer. There were days I wanted to vomit (or at least dry heave) after a class and there were days where I felt like I could change the world.

I have always been put off about the way some non-Black teachers
or "I don't understand the hood"- teachers speak about Black students
when they feel comfortable enough to be candid.

You know what would be a dope documentary?
To get hood school teachers speaking candidly about their students.

Michael Moore would have a field day.
Priceless.

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What would the school do if they found out who
hung the noose?
Really? Suspend the kid?

What would that accomplish?


Ol'boy would just be a bigot, out in about in the world
spreading is
special brand of wholesome goodness.

Shouldn't the Roots go on tour w/ Jill Scott & Common?

Why do I still need more music? <<<<-----New Nas in Nov/Dec.
Twiddles thumbs and waits.

Where is my Clipse?

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12 comments:

texas truth said...

I bought one cd in 2006 (Game Theory). I've bought Kweli, Com and 'Ye in the past three weeks. And I'm still waiting on "Getback" and "The Cool."

What's craziest is I make about $10-15K less this year.

Sportaphile said...

Good lookin on that new teacher blog. I'm gonna plug that one into my RSS and keep up with it.

My mother moved us out of Oakland RIGHT before I started high school cause she knew how things were. I didn't like it then, but I thank her for it now..

Illaim said...

Madlib to?.......

I want the whereabouts of your twin or a reasonable facsimile now please lol

If a person gets caught hanging a noose…they should be expelled period. The effect of such institute action can be debated, but it can be said that it would be a deterrent to some for practicing such heinous actions.

Nas…… I liked his recent colabbos with Cee Lo and Killa Priest..but…as far as getting a consitant album all the way thru?

on teaching....

I've been off and on about should i go into it...

I just read an article this week which stated 1/3 of new teachers leave the profession within 4 years

seen510 said...

I was recently listening to KPFA and a young black brotha was talking about how he wasn't able to become a teacher in Oakland because he hadn't yet passed one of those no child left behind tests for teachers.

I believer its called CIT (the test), but the kicker is this man has a bachelor's degree and went to law school. So instead of him being in the classroom, a substitute will be in there.

On a lighter note, why don't you ever talk about any Bay Area rap or music. Much love to the New York/East Coast rap scene but do you like any Bay music.

the prisoner's wife said...

hmm, i will have to check out dude's blog.

sign me up for that damn documentary!!!! *waving hands!* well, only if i could speak candidly about my students AND co-workers. i am already sick of some teacher's attitudes...it's damn depressing!

the prisoner's wife said...

seen,

the tests that you have to take to teach in Cali are CBEST & CSET...if you don't pass the CSET you can't be a full-time teacher, no matter how many degrees you have. even if you came in with a emergency cred. under the old system, you STILL need to take and pass the CSET to remain a teacher (and to renew your credential).

M.Dot. said...

On a lighter note, why don't you ever talk about any Bay Area rap or music. Much love to the New York/East Coast rap scene but do you like any Bay music.
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I got straight CLOWNED. LOl.

M.Dot. said...

Madlib to?.......

I want the whereabouts of your twin or a reasonable facsimile now please lol
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You know doom/lib is the crazy two fer.

M.Dot. said...

i am already sick of some teacher's attitudes...it's damn depressing!
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I was thinking about you on Bart today.
Like.

WHERE SHE go?

M.Dot. said...

bought one cd in 2006 (Game Theory). I've bought Kweli, Com and 'Ye in the past three weeks. And I'm still waiting on "Getback" and "The Cool."

What's craziest is I make about $10-15K less this year.
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Ladies and Gents, TT is a proud supporter of HH.

M.Dot. said...

My mother moved us out of Oakland RIGHT before I started high school cause she knew how things were.
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Say word.


No wonder we rock to hard. LOL.

the prisoner's wife said...

you must have hit the lotto...traveling on Bart & shit lol.

i've been around, sis...just not on IM much when school is in session.

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