Diversity Consultant and Educator
Author of the book, "The Browning of Europe, Multicultural Challenges and Perspectives of a Changing Europe".
As part of its annual Black History Month speaker series, the Sol Collective through its Sacramento Activist School Group program is sponsoring “Malcolm and Martin: Tales of two legacies in Black History”, on Wednesday February 15th. Guest speaker Rashad Baadqir will examine the comparable and contrasting histories, philosophies, legacies and impacts that Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X have had on modern African-Americans post the 1960’s civil rights movement era. Baadqir, author of the book “The Browning of Europe, Multicultural Challenges and Perspectives of a changing Europe” is a Sacramento based Multicultural Competency Consultant, Lecturer and contributing cultural issues writ
For the past few months cities across America have seen crowds of protestors taking to the streets angered by the state of the U.S. economy in the wake of noticeable corporate greed, Wall Street failures, and home lending corruption scandals to name a few gripes. In what has become known as the “Occupy Wall Street” or “OWS” movement, citizen discourse has largely become a protest of “We won’t take it anymore” politics, against the widening wealth divide and continued mistrust of a political system. A type of corporate-political combo agenda that has seemingly sold out main street Americans for the greater catered interest of the top one percent richest people. Now this does not on its surf
For many Oak Park residents crime and violence has long seemed as if it has become a way of life over the past two decades. Oak Park is a community rich in neighborly tradition and serving as a staple of black culture for many within Sacramento, yet hard times over the years has made life more challenging for this ever growing racially diverse community. Gang violence has affected the area and young people have become vulnerable to making fast drug money when jobs are scarce. This is why the timing could not have been more perfect than when the leadership of Kyles Temple AMEZ Church recently invited members of the community to attend a forum against violence and its affect’s on the communi
As part of its Black History Month speaker series, the Sol Collective is sponsoring “Roots of Democracy: Islam, Black Nationalism to Hip Hop culture. Guest speaker Rashad Baadqir will address the early roots of Black Nationalism and Afro-Islam to the impact of Hip Hop music and culture. Baadqir is a Multicultural Competency Consultant, author, and speaker The program starts at 7pm at the Sol Collective located at 2574 21st/near Broadway in Sacramento. For more information you can contact the Sol Collective via Facebook.
OK guys and gals, get out your favorite college team colors and jerseys or an old lettermen insignia as this is the time of year that has those of us who are passionate about college football ready for the start of a new season. The 2010 season officially kicks off with an opening round of games starting on Thursday night. Whether or not if you enjoy big time college football or cheering for one of the smaller schools, if you are like me you will enjoy a host of games to choose from. Since I am a fan and blogger of college football I intend to be glued to my TV for most of Saturday afternoon. For local teams Sac St. and U.C. Davis they will look to impress more people other than their d