Thursday, June 29th, 2006

PBS Blog: Hip-Hop Activism Arrives + More Gratuitous Plugs

Hey fam, been dealing with health and home, so I apologize for the delays in getting the next entry together for this and the PBS blog. But now it’s live! For those of you who have been around me for a minute, this may be some old stuff, but it’s a prelude to some killer […]

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Hip-Hop Activism Looks Back and Ahead

As we come to the end of a tumultuous political year, and look ahead to 2006, here’s a good piece sizing up the state of hip-hop activism, by Maria Luisa Tucker at Alternet. Here also is an interview with BAYLOC’s Troy Nkrumah, now the National Hip-Hop Political Convention’s Internal Chair. The NHHPC is gearing up […]

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Monday, April 13th, 2009

Funky Intellect :: Bakari Kitwana and The Hip-Hop Intellectuals

In 2002, then 33-year-old Bakari Kitwana ushered in a new era of hip-hop intellectual work with his book, The Hip-Hop Generation. Since that time, hip-hop studies has expanded in the academy. Here’s a snapshot from that new dawn.

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Monday, November 24th, 2008

The Impact of The Hip-Hop Vote

We now have some idea of how hip-hop activism may have impacted the presidential election. According to stats from CIRCLE, those under the age of 45 delivered all of Obama’s margin of victory. Those under 30 formed the core of his victory. 23 million young voters came out, and nearly 16 million voted for Obama. […]

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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Voices of The New Majority :: A Hip-Hop Activist In Search Of Answers

Carlo Javier GarciaPhoto Courtesy B-Fresh Photography In August, crowds gathered every day in the streets of Denver to protest at the Democratic National Convention. On the day before the Convention opened, one in the crowd was a 22 year-old Puerto-Rican, University of Colorado student named Carlo Javier Garcia. He wore Swiss Army sunglasses, red and […]

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Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Bigger Than Hip-Hop :: A Q+A With Kevin Powell

On Tuesday, New York voters will go to the polls in an important Democratic primary. 42 year-old, former Vibe writer Kevin Powell faces off against 74 year-old, 26-year veteran Congressman Edolphus Towns for one of Brooklyn’s 3 House seats in Washington D.C. It’s one of the most closely watched races in the country, in no […]

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Thursday, July 17th, 2008

National Hip-Hop Political Convention Opens In 2 Weeks

Like most of the others, this one’s xposted to… Since the first National Hip-Hop Political Convention was held in Newark New Jersey in the summer of 2004, young voters have come to the polls in big turnouts, driven by a landmark surge of young voters of color. This surprised many long-time political observers, but […]

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Me and Mother Jones :: Hip-Hop Politics In A New Era

Here’s a preview of the second of my pieces out this month, an overview of the emergence of hip-hop activism in the U.S. and its prospects for 2008 and beyond from Mother Jones. There’s also a timeline…which reminds me to let you know that the book Born In The Bronx by the great Joe Conzo […]

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

The Hip-Hop Hearings Part 2 (2007 Version) :: Lisa Fager’s Testimony Shuts Em Down

Here we go again. It’s part 2 of The Hip-Hop Hearings, this round led by another Chicagoland congressperson, Bobby Rush. This time, the chair took great pains to say that the hearings weren’t meant to be “anti-hip-hop. I am a fan of hip-hop.” And he brought in a number of label execs to face the […]

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Hip-Hop Townhall Meeting Saturday

Check here for more info: R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop Reports to the Community on “Stop Hot 97” Campaign Kevin Powell, Ras Baraka, Kuttin’ Kandi, Rosa Clemente, Youth and Others Speak at Townhall Meeting THIS SATURDAY: June 11, 2005 at 1:00 pm June 3, 2005 – – Join R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop [Representing Education, Activism and Community Through Hip Hop] this Saturday, […]

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