Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Back in Effect mode...

... and I still have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue!

So thanks for bearing with a brotha's absence. I knew I had been pretty awol when people I know started telling me, "Everytime I go back to your page it says "Welcome to March." Even though I'm slow to update, thanks for checking me out. Aight, to the meat and potatoes.

First, let me say that Blacksmythe has been posting like everything I wanted to post lately, so let me just give a big ol' link right here to his site. If you don't know him, get to know him. I haven't met him before, but I've been hearing about him since I stepped foot in A2 and his reputation continues to grow nationally.

The one thing he missed that is key to my life... the new Black Disney princess! If you know me, I am a Disney addict. This is a result of my Dad and loving cartoons. I know that Disney has a lot of issues (many of which I refuse to acknowledge, don't even try it) but this princess is FINALLY a step in the right direction. This of course does not negate the fact that as Disney travelled the globe when they got to Africa they decided to draw animals... coincidence, I think not. Nor does it speak to the copious absence of my Latino folks, but it is a beginning. I mean come on guys they only had 84 years to gear up and after Song of the South I think they needed to take a little time.

In other news, this week I had a chance to co-host theAddicted to Race podcast with Carmen over at Racialicious. We talked about the CBCI and FoxNews partnering and the David Mills post on the redeeming uses of the word nigger. For more info on how I feel, check that out.

Lastly, U of M released the report of the Diversity Blueprints Task Force. You can find the report here, it's surprisingly short. I will probably dedicate a post to this in the near future.


Lester Spence said...

Yeah, I totally slept on this one. Given my own children I don't know how I did. Thanks for the shout out, and while I'm probably more national than I think I am...what I really appreciate is that the folks in A2 haven't quite forgotten about me. I wouldn't be where ever I am without you all. Let me know if you end up going to NYC for ASA. I might fall through for an afternoon or so.

Chetly Zarko said...

I found this in your link:

"The point? That the word's suppression gives it the power, the violence, the viciousness." Lenny Bruce.