As someone that’s thoroughly repulsed by today’s mainstream music, it’s like an early Christmas every summer when the Village Voice’s Siren Music Festival sets Coney Island aflame. The Siren Music Festival, for those outside of the tristate area, is a celebration of indie music from the alternative to the hippity to the hop to the [...]
Archive for December, 2009
ince delving into The Dirtbombs’ Ultraglide in Black – a rock and roll tribute disc covering Mick Collins’ favorite funk and soul songs – Underdog, a remake of Sly & The Family Stone’s track of the same name, has quickly become one of my favorites. The sound isn’t quite up to snuff – it’s a [...]
Earlier this year, Google teamed with the United Negro College Fund to assist young brothers and sister interested in the sciences in pursuing their dreams. Now Google is taking its spirit of giving to the mother land. Read about the company’s plans for Kenya and Rwanda after the jump.
One has to wonder about a society that has need for an anti-rape device. South African women can now guard their holiests of holies from hyper-aggressive penises with Rapex, a device that’s inserted into the vaginal to literally cockblock, well, cocks. Rapex has 25 teeth that penetrate a rapist’s head and shaft which cause a [...]
Being a female in the motherland certainly ain’t easy, but it becoming less painful. Not only are South African women poised to strike back against rapists,Ugandan women can now commit wanton acts of adultery without being hauled into jail.
The Ugandan Constitutional Court changed Section 154 of the Penal Code which allowed married men to freely [...]
After working with the UNCF to give excelling Black students tution assistance, and partnering with African nations to bring free communications tools to those in need, Google has definitely been bringing the power to the people. In the Big G’s latest move, it’s using Google Earth to shed light on the atrocities in Dafur.
In conjunction [...]
With the HIV virus running rampant through many African nations, the brothers from the motherland have decided to look beyond traditional medical treatments in favor of a more holistic approach; an approach that is said to be curing AIDS patients. From The Sac Observer:
A second country is turning to herbs and spices as a cure [...]
As someone that commutes to work daily via New York City’s subway system, I’ve grown accustomed to seeing rats both of the human and rodent variety. It’s the latter that creeps me out the least as rats of that variety just scurry about on the tracks, looking for a quick meal or drink. Can’t hate [...]
Remember Rapex, that anti-rape device that made the rounds a few months back to safeguard South African women from sexual predators? While I’m all for women protecting their holiest of holies, I was a bit hesitant the device would do more harm than good, as an enraged rapist may resort to murder once his [...]
This week, several African state leaders gathered in Accra, Ghana to pow wow, butt heads, and chat it up about what could be the most vital happening to the continent since Europeans came a-marchin’ in and dividing the motherland up: the formation of The United States of Africa.
While the majority of African Union summit members [...]