Monday, March 17, 2008

Women's History Month

The African -American women were classed as third rate in the human scale that was implemented by the slaveowners; categorized under the whites, then under the African-American males. The African-American women were kept in good standing for the convenience of child bearing. Overburdened with the trials and tribulations of slavery . Cite

  • You choose 1
  • What 2 things did you learn from her?
  • What is a feminists?

1. Elizabeth Freeman (Mum Bett)

Margaret Washington on Elizabeth Freeman

The Official Website for Elizabeth Mumbet Freeman

2. Phillis Wheatley

3. Sojourner Truth Ain't I A Woman?

4. Maria Stewart ....More

5. Famous Female Activists & Artists "These women with their heroic vision, intelligence, and courage are role models for contemporary feminists and freedom fighters of all persuasions."

Citation Africans In America

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Friday, March 14, 2008

What Is Podcasting

What Is Podcasting
Podcasts can be used for a variety of purposes, such as syndicating your own weekly internet talk show or mixtapes.

The types of podcasts out there are as varied as the web itself. The majority of podcasts tend to be bloggers who use the audio medium to supplement their sites. Podcasts aren't censored, they're not bound by any time limit, and there are no rules.
To get an idea of the more popular podcasts out there, check out my favorite spot: Podcast Alley at Podcast

You can also see the latest podcasts published from all over the web on When a podcast is published, the site is usually notified (pinged) and populates the list. If you're ready to listen to your first podcast, then it's now time to grab an application that will do the podcast grabbing for you.

Finding Your Voice (and Others')
Directory of RSS readers
Planet B-Boy
Knucklehead Zoo

Podcast Readers

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What Is Podcasting?

Podcasts can be used for a variety of purposes, such as syndicating your own weekly internet talk show or mixtapes.

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Basketball's Secrets. Thier Legency

Basketball's Secrets. Thier Legency

You must watch it ESPN Network March 16 and 17 at 9PM

The film is a tribute to whom?
Let us highlight Earl "The Pearl" Monroe's life

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blog

Communicate with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Listen to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about Blogging

Bebop and beyond Music
Bessie Coleman helped black women soar Dr. James West — inventor of the electret microphone

America still holds the torch with the NBA Castro moves on

Black History Month
The real history of the light bulb
Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler: First black female doctor
Star wars, NBA-style
With Barack ...
How to shoot a skyhook ... after 50 Dr. Mark E. Dean: The face in the computer
Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus Dr. Daniel Hale Williams: Heart surgeon

Famous Black Inventors


  • Since retiring as a player in 1989, Kareem has balanced his love of basketball with his love of history. In 2002 he led a USBL team, the Oklahoma Storm, to a championship. Since 2005, he has been the special assistant coach for the Lakers, working with Andrew Bynum.
  • Kareem also remains intellectually active, authoring four bestselling history books intended to popularize the contributions of African-Americans to American culture and history. His books include:
  • "Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement"
  • "Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes"
  • "A Season on the Reservation," which chronicles his time teaching basketball and history on an Apache Indian reservation in White River, Ariz.
  • New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller, "On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance.
  • "His audio adaptation, "On the Shoulders of Giants: My Audio & Musical Journey through the Harlem Renaissance," is a four-volume compilation.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

A Few Strategies for Creating a Good Blog

The first step is to create a blog as obviously you cannot have a successful blog without going through the agony and ecstasy of creation.

1. Choosing a subject : If you want to blog successfully you have to choose a subject close to your heart. A subject which you should be passionate about. This has two advantages. One you will never get bored and stop posting to your blog. Secondly since you are passionate about the subject you will probably already have a large amount of information on the subject and - as the heart rules the head - are actively involved in finding more about it. It will also help a lot if you are blogging about your career and area of expertise. It will help even more if you choose to provide solutions to common problems in your blog. This is better than having an opinion blog full of rants and raves unless you are already a top-notch journalist with an existing audience.

Monitor blog and blog traffic : Keep a hand on your blog pulse. Install a counter to see how many hits you are getting. For full and detailed stats install Google Analytics. Keep track of your backlinks by claiming your blog at Technorati.

Add attractive content to your blog which will attract traffic.

2. Add content regularly
without lapsing.

3. Add content frequently. The more frequently you add content to your blog it will attract more traffic and subscribers. Each post will attract some traffic. Hence as per the Long Tail theory the more posts your blog has the more traffic it gets.

Add original content. If not original provide links to the credits. Do not copy and paste blindly. Add your own spin to the originals (think The Departed, based on Hong Kong thriller Infernal Affairs which inspired Martin Scorsese to create this blockbuster.)

Add Readable Content. Long posts with bulky paragraphs are difficult to read on the screen. Lists of items are easily read and imbibed by the viewer. Implement the expandable summaries hack to show a small paragraph (teaser) followed by a 'Read More' link.

4. Upload pictures to your blog to illustrate your point. Not too many and not too large or page will take long time to load.

5. Check spelling and grammar
before publishing.

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