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Jeanne’s (Stream B) Individual Post 6/7/2014 Readings & "The Lumpen" from EMP POP Conference 2014

In a Wikipedia article on “Hip Hop Music” cites Scott Crossley “Metaphorical Conceptions in Hip Hop Music” (501) to suggest that hip hop gives a “voice for the disenfranchised” living in impoverished African-American neighborhoods, referred to as “the projects,’ “the crib,” and the bricks,” all metaphors for cell blocks. 367 more words

Week of 11/11: Revolution on film and The Spook Who Sat by the Door

For Monday 11/18, we’ll turn to film and look at how the Black Arts Movement tried to break into mass entertainment and on to the big screen. 780 more words

Week of 12/3: Revolution on film

For Monday 12/3, we’ll transition from visual art to film and look at how the Black Arts Movement tried to break into mass entertainment and on to the big screen. 613 more words

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The Crackdown on Smack Downs

Why we are seeing the end of the hard foul in the NBA.

by David J. Leonard

“McHale clotheslines Rambis” 881 more words

The Sporting World According To Me

Family Ties: On Jeremy Lin, “Tiger Moms,” And Tiger Woods | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture

Family Ties: On Jeremy Lin, “Tiger Moms,” And Tiger Woods

By Guest Contributor Dr. David J. Leonard

In a world that imagines basketball as the purview of African Americans, the emergence of Jeremy Lin has sent many commentators to speculate and theorize about Lin’s success. 525 more words

Injustices And The World We Live In

NewBlackMan: #LinSanity and the Blackness of Basketball

#LinSanity and the Blackness of Basketball

by David J. Leonard | NewBlackman

Over the last week, there has been significant discussion about how race is playing out within the media and fan reception of Jeremy Lin. 825 more words

Injustices And The World We Live In

NewBlackMan: “#theLakersAreSoWhite:” Celebrations of the White Baller

“#theLakersAreSoWhite:” Celebrations of the White Baller

by David J. Leonard | NewBlackMan

One of the more popular twitter trends of late has been the #theLakersAreSoWhite meme, a response to a Lakers’ roster that has five white American players: Luke Walton, Jason Kapono, Josh McRoberts, Steve Blake, and Troy Murphy. 534 more words

The Sporting World According To Me