Speaking of media coverage of the hurricane and race, check out the captions on these photos that were just emailed to me. Here are the actual links to the pictures: White People Find Black People Loot Update: Yahoo! has posted this note about these pictures: To Yahoo! News readers: News photos are an especially popular… Continue reading White People Find, Black People Loot???
Lost in the Flood: Why no mention of race or class in TV’s Katrina coverage?
An important article on Slate about race & class with regard to the victims of hurricane Katrina. Once again I’m liberating the text in case they try to start charging for it or something. And somebody please tell me WTF they can’t at the very least drop some food & bottled water down to the… Continue reading Lost in the Flood: Why no mention of race or class in TV’s Katrina coverage?
Testing 1, 2, 3…
Just trying out some stuff with Flickr:
Radio.Blog: The L.A. Player, MC Ice-T
Nothing like a little Ice-T for a hot summer day (and it’s hot as *%$#! in Atlanta today). Here are my favorite Ice-T tracks. Ice is a rapper who I think doesn’t get enough credit for all the music he’s put out. He may not be a lyrical genius but my man can tell some… Continue reading Radio.Blog: The L.A. Player, MC Ice-T
Move to China, Become a Rapper & Make Millions!
I was reading an article in Business 2.0 about Americans who are making it big in China when I noticed a picture of a brotha with two Chinese girls next to him. (reminds me of that line from Digital Undergrounds ‘Sex Packets’, but I digress…) So of course I skipped right to that part of… Continue reading Move to China, Become a Rapper & Make Millions!
Riley’s Letter to BET about AJ & Free’s Firing
It’s been a while since I posted a Boondocks but I couldn’t resist this one. The Cita mention really got me… 🙂 Update: Did I say they were fired? What I had meant to say is that they left of their own volition. 🙂
The Google Sandbox is well-known but is there also a Technorati Sandbox? If so, I think I’m in it — or at least one of my three blogs is in it. For some reason my main blog (http://tradermike.net/) hasn’t been indexed by Technorati in months yet my other two blogs, which are hosted under the… Continue reading Technorati Sandbox???
Toya Alexis is the Truth!
I had the pleasure of seeing/hearing Toya Alexis perform last night when she opened for Esthero (who also wrecked shop, but we all knew she would). Toya can sing her ass off. As I just learned from her site, she was a finalist in Canadian Idol a couple of years back. Based on how she… Continue reading Toya Alexis is the Truth!
‘Guns, Germs and Steel’ Documentary
Guns, Germs, and Steel, which airs on PBS beginning tomorrow, looks like an interesting documentary: Based on Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, Guns, Germs and Steel traces humanity’s journey over the last 13,000 years – from the dawn of farming at the end of the last Ice Age to the realities… Continue reading ‘Guns, Germs and Steel’ Documentary
Radio.Blog Tribute to Luther Vandross – R.I.P.
I just heard that Luther Vandross passed away today so I had to do a radio.blog of some of my favorite Luther tracks. People always say that “they don’t make ’em like this any more” but in Luther’s case that’s very true — voices like his don’t come along very often. I used to wear… Continue reading Radio.Blog Tribute to Luther Vandross – R.I.P.