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January 12, 2012 11:00 AM   Subscribe

"Half a century after Little Rock, the Montgomery bus boycott and the tumultuous dawn of the modern civil rights era, the new face of the movement is Facebook, MySpace and some 150 black blogs united in an Internet alliance they call the AfroSpear. Older, familiar leaders such as Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, are under challenge by a younger generation of bloggers known by such provocative screen names as Field Negro, thefreeslave and African American Political Pundit (new). And many of the newest struggles are being waged online." ~Howard Witt-The Chicago Tribune (text via fieldnegro)
posted by infini (6 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
a younger generation of bloggers known by such provocative screen names as Field Negro, thefreeslave and African American Political Pundit

That seems like the opposite of provocative. It's like a sock puppet named Metafilter User.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 11:30 AM on January 12, 2012


No AfroSpear love for the Angry Black Woman blog? Aww. (The "Angry Black Woman Watch" is similarly named but very different)
posted by rmd1023 at 11:52 AM on January 12, 2012


The Trib article could have done without the predictable "black people blog like this and other people blog like this..." Also less old.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:14 PM on January 12, 2012


LOL! they've been around for like 5 years
posted by liza at 6:35 PM on January 12, 2012


@rmd1023

there's a story behind that. suffice to say they had back in the day the habit of picking and choosing who was worthy of inclusion but spent more time excluding people :\
posted by liza at 6:45 PM on January 12, 2012


I'm confused, something that becomes an FPP must be new or its a double that has been posted previously?
posted by infini at 8:28 PM on January 12, 2012


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