It’s with more than a little sadness that I report on what appears to be the demise of Blackprof.com. Started in 2005 by Spencer Overton, a George Washington University law professor, along with eight or nine other black law professors, Blackprof.com consistently provided a sharp analysis on race, law and culture. For me, Blackprof.com was a model for what was possible when Joe and I started this blog in 2007.
I visited the site a few days ago and noticed that it was fallow, something others had noticed as well, and thought nothing of it. People stop updating blogs for a lot of reasons and then eventually come back to them. And, that’s what I had hoped for at Blackprof.com.
Until today, when I went back there to check something in their archive and I got one of those nasty, this-site-may-harm-your-computer messages. It seems that the pharma-hackers have attacked the site so that now you can’t even see the content of the site.
It’s seems an ignoble end to a long-running and quite noble effort, and a collective of voices that will be missed. RIP Blackprof.com.