Regarding Race, Nation, and Our Future

Written Work by Graham T. Baden

Time Trip — Eugene McDaniels, Spiro Agnew, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, and The Beastie Boys

Eugene McDaniels’s 1972 album “Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse” was banned by then US Vice President Spiro Agnew due to the controversial lyrics contained within the album. But what made … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The British Dialect of Race and Nation: Postcolonial Histories of Sub-Subaltern Societies

The British Dialect of Race and Nation: Postcolonial Histories Of Sub-Subaltern Societies In the 1960s and 70s, waves of resistance swept over an empire upon which the sun had not … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Our White Fathers:” Patriarchy and Shifting Gender Roles in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1961

“Our White Fathers:” Patriarchy and Shifting Gender Roles in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1961             The twentieth-century immigration of European colonizers to Nigeria required the maintenance of a … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Algeria’s Gender Dialectic: Tradition, Autocracy, and the Pursuit of Gender Equality in Algeria, 1954–2014

Algeria’s Gender Diaialectic: Tradition, Autocracy, and the Pursuit of Gender Equality in Algeria, 1954—2014               Algeria, a nation of social contrasts and political contradictions, stands … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Critical Analysis — Three Mothers, Three Daughters: Palestinian Women’s Stories

Away from the streets of Palestine, in the kitchens and salons of Palestinian families, the private lives of Arab women are hidden from the West’s imperial gaze. As interested in … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Think Back Thursday — Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was a political activist and a champion of women’s rights in colonial and post-independence Nigeria. She was a leading force in women’s suffrage during the 1950s and she … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Cover by Any Other Name — Duran Duran, Deftones, Sneaker Pimps, and More…

  Here’s a song that has been covered a dozen times, but just can’t seem to have a bad version made of it. Duran Duran’s “The Chauffeur,” off their second album Rio … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Time Trip — Jefferson Airplane, Tom Scott, and Pete Rock & CL Smooth

I’ve been listening to a lot of Tom Scott recently. It’s been killing me trying to figure out from where I knew the saxophone jam at the end of his … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Don’t Listen To Music

School turns people into socialists, they tell me, Don’t go to school. Music makes people rebellious, they say, Don’t listen to music. Don’t read books, Don’t learn. Don’t make too … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment