Many Thanks: The Shades of Black and White Award
This award is especially dear to me because it comes from SjP, who epitomizes excellence in blogging, and who has consistently been an inspiration and a support. She has recognized Black on Campus with this award because of my participation in the Global Day of Blogging for Troy Davis. CLICK HERE to get to SjP’s list of bloggers who participated in this event (with links to their related posts). I encourage anyone who is unfamiliar with this event or with the case of Troy Davis to read what these bloggers have to say on this disturbing case of justice gone wrong.
As a recipient of the Shades of Black and White Award, I have the privilege of choosing other bloggers to receive this award. I would like to pass this award on to the following five blogs, each of which is a model of strong and consistent advocacy for social justice and against racism:
- On the Black Hand Side: This blog keeps its finger on the pulse of some of the most important current issues and events that impact the Black community. Always a strong voice for Afro-positive community building, On the Black Hand Side is a good and thought-provoking read.
- Electronic Village: The Electronic Village blogger was my inspiration for building Black on Campus, and he continues to serve as a model of community-building as he informs, challenges, and advocates for interests of Black people everywhere. Blogger Villager also has a great sense of humor and real knack for finding great hilarious photos to share with his readers.
- What About our Daughters (WOAD): Provocative, edgy, smart, and unabashedly Black-woman-centered, this blog is a consistent advocate against sexism and racism, but from a slightly different perspective than many other anti-racist and anti-sexist blogs. You see, WOAD offers interesting, insightful, and refreshingly non-accomodationist no-compromise stance on institutions and individuals who hurt and/or who work against the best interests of Black women.
- Black Women, Blow the Trumpet: Powerful advocacy in support of the safety, well-being, and success of Black women, this blog pulls no punches. The frequent and thought-provoking posts exemplify the best kind of progressive thought. Black Women, Blow the Trumpet should be a regular part of your trips through the blogosphere.
- The Kitchen Table: Blogging rarely gets better than this. African American Princeton profs Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Yolanda Pierce take on some of the most important issues and events shaping Black people’s lives today. Their commentary is insightful, intelligent, and original.
Kudos to all of these bloggers for their outstanding contributions to the battle against racism and prejudice. I hope that each of you will accept this award, post the icon on your own blogs, and then pass it on to the outstanding anti-racist bloggers who have inspired and informed your work.
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