This Week in Blackness

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This Week in Blackness (also referred to as TWiB!) is an independent digital media platform which acts as a hub for a network of multimedia projects. Founded in 2008 during the presidential campaign season it is also the home of the video series [1] of the same name hosted by Elon James White. The Blog was nominated for 4 Black Weblog Awards in 2009 and won 3 [2] including "Blog of the Year." The site combines pointed criticism of politics and pop culture with social activism and urban humor.

This Week in Blackness originally published the controversial "Notes From a Phantom Negro: Skip Gates, Please Sit Down"[3] discussing the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. which was then republished by Salon.com [4] The blog also originally posted "Message From The Average Black Person"[5] which later was published by The Huffington Post[6] and AlterNet.

The site is best known for the critically acclaimed web series by the same name. TWiB! Prime with Elon James White, in both video and podcast format, has been featured on DailyKos, Crooks and Liars,[7] The Huffington Post[8] and Salon.

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  1. ^ BcCo Films: Elon James White
  2. ^ Black Weblog 2009 Winners
  3. ^ Notes From a Phantom Negro: Skip Gates, Please Sit Down This Week In Blackness July 23rd, 2009
  4. ^ Skip Gates: Please Sit Down Salon.Com July 27th, 2009
  5. ^ Message From the Average Black Person This Week In Blackness June 24th, 2009
  6. ^ Message From The Average Black Person The Huffington Post, June 24th, 2009
  7. ^ Obama Wafles, Get'em while they're HOT! Crooks & Liars September 14th, 2008
  8. ^ This Week in Blackness: 2009 is the new 1952 The Huffington Post, July 20th, 2009

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