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Books / Planning Future Cities
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:08:50 am »

Race, Space, & Place
How to Build Better Communities
https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/planning-future-cities

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Producing / Urban History
« on: October 16, 2016, 06:04:08 am »

Very successful weekend where we changed some fundamental narratives about history and economics. Hope I can bring some of you to Cleveland next year to build on the progress.

Urban History Association
http://www.urbanhistory.org

Society for American City and Regional Planning History
http://www.sacrph.org


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Sports Talk / NBA Free Agency
« on: July 01, 2016, 01:02:28 pm »

Any thoughts on the early action?

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Feel The Funk / Best new hip hop
« on: July 01, 2016, 01:00:33 pm »

Who are the new leaders of the underground?

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A brief sketch over four emerging urban markets based on different forms of slavery in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=d23592c9c0c543e9ab929f8b9cfc91ed

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Black Panther / Author suggestions
« on: June 26, 2016, 05:14:17 pm »

Given the criticism so many of the past (and present) authors of Black Panther have received, I wondered who would HEFfas nominate to be the next writer on the title.

I steer towards folks like David Walker, Nalo Hopkinson, Balogun Ojetade, or Imani Perry. Maybe even Geoffrey Thorne would give the title a look...

Who would you nominate?

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Education / Space & Place in Africana/Black Studies
« on: June 11, 2016, 07:59:47 am »

Some engaging new educational resources!

Colored Conventions Project
http://coloredconventions.org/

Visualizing Emancipation
http://dsl.richmond.edu/emancipation/

Virtual Harlem
http://ibryancarter.com/research/

more coming soon ...

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Panther Politics / Wakanda Syllabus
« on: May 19, 2016, 11:15:14 am »

Wakanda Syllabus
http://storify.com/WorldProfessor/wakanda-syllabus

A set of recommended resources for understanding the history of Pan-Africanism through the prism of American technophilia as contexts for the fictional nation of Wakanda and its King, The Black Panther.

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Books / The American Economy
« on: April 01, 2016, 11:38:36 am »

My new book came out in January! It will help understand much of the economic debate unfolding this election season.

THE AMERICAN ECONOMY
http://www.kendallhunt.com/greason/

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Education / Interactive Course Engagement & Excellence
« on: January 30, 2016, 02:12:51 pm »

My economic history and media ecology students are using Twitter this semester to expand their reading and writing skills. If you'd like to join the conversations, use the combo-hashtag #ICEE #MUHS310 (economic history) or #ICEE #MUPR442.

Spam and harassment will be reported as TOS violations to the platform provider.

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Feel The Funk / rethinking hip hop
« on: January 19, 2016, 09:42:38 am »

I used to teach that there was original and old school hip hop (around 1995). Now, I'm playing with the idea of generations in the genre:

1971-1983 Original School
1984-1993 Old School
1994-2004 1st generation
2005-present 2nd generation

Kendrick stands at the start of the 3rd generation for me, and I'm eager to see how the next decade develops.

However, I'm struggling to find artists like Reef, Stoupe, Technique, and Jean Grae to carry me forward. Any recommendations?

I'm also considering a category of Ancestors to include the major influences before 1971 (Ali, JB, Angela, Amiri, etc.).

Other suggestions for refinement?

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Latest Flicks / First Obama Film
« on: January 19, 2016, 09:33:23 am »

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU sounds promising, possibly engaging, but I'd much rather have a Marvel/DC style approach to have 15-20 feature films about the Obamas plus multimedia television and digital series ongoing over the next two decades.

http://www.yahoo.com/movies/inside-obama-first-date-movie-southside-with-you-035822304.html

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Finance / PILOT: Facts in Context
« on: December 31, 2015, 01:24:02 pm »

Business News for Working People

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Producing / Planet Deep South (February 2016)
« on: December 31, 2015, 01:20:58 pm »
Come back to the roots. Build the future.
PLANET DEEP SOUTH
Jackson State University
February 2016


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Hard Choices / Thandie Newton or Zoe Saldana
« on: October 31, 2015, 02:09:14 am »

I think Saldana wins the box office, but Newton's skills are superior.

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