amaah + african-american   11

Lawmaker Indicted on Corruption Charges
11 bribery and fraud schemes: telecommunications deals in Nigeria and Ghana, oil concessions in Equatorial Guinea, waste-recycling systems in Nigeria and the Nigerian sugar plant for which he sought Export-Import Bank financing.
african-american  USA  Africa  corruption  oil  politics  incentives  rogues  gremlins  parasites  BlackGold  FallenAngels 
june 2007 by amaah
Types and Faces
The Neuland font and typeface prompts a journey down the river Congo passing through Equatorial Guinea to visit rogues, Malian guitarists, and South African rooibos farmers marketed by Americans. Stereotypography and blackface. Breasts, nudity etc
typeface  design  culture  aesthetic  stereotypes  Africa  black  typography  graphic  history  publishing  USA  African-American  Congo  literature  race  identity  perception  observation  Gide  toli 
march 2007 by amaah
The History of Go-Go
a short history of go-go music from it's roots in Washington DC's clubs in the late 60s Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, TroubleFunk, Rare Essence and EU.
music  go-go  soul  funk  drum  black  live  washington  dc  history  culture  drums  african-american 
august 2005 by amaah
Rhythm and Bullshit?: The Slow Decline of R&B
Mark Anthony Neal expounds on Rhythm & Business, Cultural Imperialism and the Harvard Report that laid the blueprint for record companies' marketing of R&B to a post-soul middle-class black audience
music  soul  r&b  history  black  african-american  commercialization  marketing  business  strategy 
june 2005 by amaah
When Death Means the Loss of an Archive
Joe Nash's vast archive on black dance in America made him a leading figure in the dance world. It also may have helped kill him. Archivists, dance lovers and Mr. Nash's friends are appalled by the possibility that the collection could be scattered to the
culture  african-american  black  usa  america  life  loss  art  completist  dance  obsession 
may 2005 by amaah
On Dave Chappelle
Cobb expounds thusly: if my interpretation of African American history is appropriate, as well as my appreciation of the existential dilemmas of the blackfolks of my generation, I think that somewhere there is an asshole that needs shutting down even if h
black  us  african-american  culture  life  comedy  dilemma  davechappelle  chappelle  insight  perception 
may 2005 by amaah :: Hip hop from the motherland
My goodness this just goes to show how ascendant this music and culture is. It gets reinterpreted, remarketed, remixed, resampled, rejuvenated every day... Some of it is cheesy but some of it, but being such fun, the gems will come.
music  Africa  hip-hop  globalization  culture  improbable  trends  black  african-american  US  soul  boogaloo 
may 2005 by amaah
All roads lead to Apache
a musical genealogy of the song Apache (from soul to hip-hop to folk to electronica)
music  obsession  completist  soul  hip-hop  folk  apache  electronica  dance  black  culture  african-american  cool 
april 2005 by amaah
Handling Rogues
On stiffening the spine of the 'international community' in how it deals with rogues and warlords.
Africa  Congo  politics  media  diplomacy  outrage  black  african-american  toli 
march 2005 by amaah
Street Lit, Pulp Fiction and The Worst Novel Ever Written
It goes to show that technically-adept writing without purpose can be a lethal thing. Let's have more "street lit", especially with soul!
literature  black  street  popular  culture  african-american  pulp  fiction  ishiguro  tarantino  low-brow  toli  streetlit  street-lit 
march 2005 by amaah

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