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Tiffany Haddish continues her ascent into stardom, which helped her land one of the six cover of this year's TIME magazine's The 100 Most Influential People issue. Joining Haddish are two other women of color in activist Tarana Burke, and entertainer Jennifer Lopez. Kevin Hart writes the entry for Haddish, ...
Updated 9 minutes ago. Radio, television and social media personality Charlamagne tha God will discuss “Hip-hop, Race and Social Activism” at California University of Pennsylvania's 13th annual Hip-hop Conference. Charlamagne will join Pittsburgh social activist Leon Ford for a keynote presentation at ...

Their “Blackwatch” organization, which was led by Professor X's father, Brooklyn activist Sonny “Abubadika” Carson, legitimized their involvement in raising the consciousness of the Hip Hop generation and their 11 track, debut project was one of the tools that they used to attract their cult-like followers.
Marley Marl, a resident of Queensbridge Houses, in western Queens, would lay the initial groundwork for hip-hop's embrace by the broader public, serving ... In 1981, AIDS activist and writer Larry Kramer threw a fund-raiser for about 80 people in his lower Fifth Avenue apartment — where he still lives — to ...
Cardi B has attracted a parade of right-wing supporters over the past week for deciding to have a baby while her rapid rise to superstardom is still accelerating. Anti-abortion websites are posting gleeful recaps of an exchange the hip-hop artist had with radio host Charlamagne Tha God last Tuesday, when ...
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez stepped up to the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium stage and immediately started rapping. The rap lasted under two minutes but incorporated three languages and the overarching message of love for the Earth. Martinez, a 17-year-old hip-hop artist, author and activist, spoke at a ...

When the family of the Japanese rap pioneer and activist ECD aka Ishida Yoshinori announced on 24 January 2018 that he had passed away, the music and activist worlds let out ... But he was most remembered for organizing Thumping Camp, the first large-scale hip-hop festival in Japan, on July 7, 1996.
Johannesburg, South Africa – Winnie Mandela, South Africa's former First Lady, passed away on Monday (April 2) as reported by the BBC. She was 81. Family spokesman Victor Dlamini said she “succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones.
In a talk on Wednesday night at Becker House, Harry Allen discussed his experience with Public Enemy, a hip-hop group which is famous for their highly political music and their fight for African-American rights. Allen spoke highly of the group which he called “one of the most important and influential groups ...
Lesane Parish Crooks was born on June 16, 1971, the son of a former Black Panther activist Afeni Shakur. He was better known ... He became embroiled in the East Coast-West Coast hip-hop feud, involving New York's Bad Boy Records and the Los Angeles-based Death Row Records. The Notorious B.I.G ...
Activist, hip-hop artist and Flagpole cover girl Mariah Parker is running for Athens-Clarke County Commission in District 2, she announced this weekend. Parker—a doctoral student in linguistics at UGA who's also known by her stage name, Linqua Franqa—had been running Tommy Valentine's ...
MCs continue to follow in the footsteps of civil-rights figures like Malcolm X and Angela Davis, whose teachings and beliefs have pushed the black culture forward. The celebration of blackness in hip-hop has gone through a number of styles. From the Afrocentric activist movements of the X Clan and Public ...
Hip Hop artist and activist Killer Mike reacts to President-elect Donald Trump's comments on civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis. Lewis had called Trump's presidency illegitimate. Are you ready to make your mark on Atlanta's film and TV industry? Are you the next Tyler Perry? ATL is in need of young stars.
Johnson said Denson and their supporters have started with R. Kelly, but they won't stop until the misogyny in hip-hop and throughout the music industry is addressed. "I'll get to them," she said. "We're not picking one issue over the other, but we believe this has to start somewhere." They plan to gather at ...
Social intersections: William & Mary first-year Assistant Professor of music Lauron Kehrer is using her research on American hip-hop music to teach a new class in it. Photo by .... So for example, what does it mean to have a white rapper like Macklemore use LGBTQ rights as his activist platform? And have ...
Now, long-established music activist groups are embracing the call to step up voter registration efforts in the wake of the Parkland shootings, ... Respect My Vote is a voter mobilization drive and one of several campaigns of the Hip Hop Caucus, an organization which has drawn the support of artists ...
The next year, on February 3, 1964, under the leadership of the distinguished civil rights activist Milton Galamison, almost half a million New York public ... in Africa through hip-hop culture, and became key participants in the Million Man March and its subsequent spinoff demonstrations in the United States.

She is also the VP and co-owner of “United Group of Artists” and the Hip Hop Director for Girls Rock Athens. Through her work and organizations, Johnson's goal is to uplift and inspire others while fighting racial injustices not only in the Athens community but nationwide, according to her website. Johnson's ...
Rapper and activist Waco will perform material from his forthcoming album “Human” exploring the “Post-traumatic Slave Syndrome” theory developed by Dr. Joy DeGruy, a Portland State adjunct assistant professor studying the generational effects of slavery on black Americans today. “Assata,” the first ...
Among the other events are talks by New York Times columnist Jim Rutenberg and York University professor Joseph Mensah. The series will conclude with a concert by Omar Offendum, a Los Angeles-based Syrian-American hip-hop artist and activist. This is the first time Global Spotlight Week is being ...
Fremont/Lopez also hosted music legend Smokey Robinson last April and entrepreneur, activist and hip-hop producer Russell Simmons last May to mentor the young students in Turnaround Arts. The program provides arts education services designed to increase chances of success, engage the ...
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, the late Puerto Rican historian, writer and activist, was an indispensable component of the Harlem Renaissance. ... with the lower-class during his era; and award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Colombian hip-hop group Chocquibtown, whose very name derives from their ...
Previewing the St. Paul teachers strike; Homeland: the show vs. reality; the view from the ground in Syria; an immigration crackdown in Atlanta; Jeff Sessions at one year. 9 a.m. – MPR News with Kerri Miller The power of live performances. Guests: Brother Ali, a hip hop artist and activist; John Munson, ...
School official Veronica Arbitello “told me … that's someone I don't want to be associated with,” the National Honor Society member said in reference to the slain '60s black activist. “All I wanted was the 'X.' My name is Malcolm Xavier Combs.” The student's parents were outraged by the decision, noting the ...
And they come to their craft from different backgrounds, with Warren, 61, known for sweeping power ballads, and Common, 45, for activist hip-hop. But the duo share an outsider's perspective on the entertainment industry. “My mother said to me, 'You, a little black kid from the South Side of Chicago, you're ...
The songwriting pair come to their craft from different backgrounds, with Warren, 61, known for sweeping power ballads, and Common, 45, for activist hip-hop. But the duo share an outsider's perspective on the entertainment industry. “My mother said to me, 'You, a little black kid from the South Side of ...
Today we discuss the record-breaking Black Panther ticket sales, the death of BLM activist Muhiyidin Moye, and the new discovery behind Britain's oldest skeleton, Cheddar Man, which found he had dark skin, curly hair, and blue eyes. Then we talk to Bryan Bethea, the founder of Hip Hop Hacktivist—a free ...
Stoney Bertz is a hip-hop artist and activist who's been performing around Colorado Springs for the last five years in a wide range of settings, from poetry slams to major concert bills. The two-time Indy Music Awards winner is a favorite on the local scene, providing tightly crafted rhymes with a self-assured ...
Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d'Baha launched himself in headlines when he was seen on live video attempting to snatch a Confederate Flag from a White man protesting in favor of the symbol last year. Reports say d'Baha was shot in New Orleans early Tuesday morning (Feb. 6), eventually dying of ...
Creativity is the antidote to destruction! Performance activists and cultural workers Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman of Climbing PoeTree use art as a tool for catalyzing action, cross-pollinating solutions and getting at the root of the unnatural disasters we've inherited. In this interactive workshop that ...
The camp uses hip hop to introduce students to the world of architecture, urban planning, and economic development. Participants will be collaborating with urban planners, architects, hip hop artists, and activists from Detroit. They're going to be looking at how to make the city more accessible. The Hip Hop ...
A very good friend and one of my favorite fellow activists, Reverend Lennox Yearwood, runs the Hip-Hop Caucus. Amongst the many important things they do, they're also committed to undertaking environmental work all over the country. We were sitting around one day, and I said, "What do you think is the ...
Just as many unknown men and women organized Civil Rights protests in the South in the past, Powell rattled off his a list of activists today who impact their communities -- a member of his fraternity ... "If you took him out of that generation into this generation, he'd be a millennial; he'd be a hip-hop head.".
Malawi Police has arrested local hip-hop artist Mwiza Chavura over lyrics of his controversial song about rape which stirred controversy across the ... Msowoya says the manner in which some civil activists and sections of society have condemned him might have an effect on the prosecution process.
Cohen is now YouTube's global head of music, but has been an integral figure in hip-hop for decades was the former head of Def Jam Records. Next week, he's hosting a pre-Grammy event with Nas that will pay homage to rap and include performances from Grandmaster Flash, Q-Tip, Fab Five Freddy and ...
UnoTheActivist just popped up three days ago with the release of "Bricks," which, true to his sound, is scattered piano-laden affair littered with ad-lib-like lyrics, and a bit trappy. Today though, we've got Uno on some other shit, with our latest Freestyle Session. RELATED: Meet Uno the Activist: Atlanta's Most ...
The rapper and activist Boots Riley, of the hip-hop act the Coup, is making his feature directorial debut with this trippy-looking movie set in an alternate present-day version of Oakland. The cast is great, with Lakeith Stanfield (“Atlanta”) starring as a telemarketer who makes a breakthrough to success at his ...
The so-called men's rights activist posted his version, The Last Jedi: De-Feminized Fanedit, earlier this week. It cuts Laura Dern's character, Admiral Holdo, from the film entirely and severely reduces plotlines dedicated to Carrie Fisher's General Lei, Daisy Ridley's Rey, and Kelly Marie Tran's Rose Tico.
Outside on the patio, where organizers hastily erected tarps to provide protection from the pelting rain, there was additional entertainment: a drag show, political hip-hop performers, and a silent auction with such donated items as massage treatments, acupuncture appointments and handcrafted jewelry.
Ietef Vita is a culinary climate action activist—that's the short version of his biography. A quick search for Ietef's (pronounced EE-tef) work will reveal he also goes by a dizzying array of titles: educator, emcee, vegan/raw chef, organic gardener, yogi, father of Eco Hip-Hop, cultural Jedi, Afro drummer, street ...
(CNN) The jury is out on whether hip-hop artists are making more political tracks in the era of Donald Trump or whether conscious rap — which has always been a defining component of the genre — is now in the forefront because people are experiencing an awakening and are more willing to listen.
Erica Garner, political activist and daughter of Eric Garner, has died at 27, according to a message from her official Twitter account. Garner suffered a heart attack on December 24th, before going into cardiac arrest and suffering brain damage from a lack of oxygen. "She passed away this morning.
Social intersections: William & Mary first-year Assistant Professor of music Lauron Kehrer is using her research on American hip-hop music to teach a new class in it. Photo by .... So for example, what does it mean to have a white rapper like Macklemore use LGBTQ rights as his activist platform? And have ...
The marches this year were marked indelibly by the #MeToo movement, with Hollywood celebrities and activists taking the stage in Los Angeles to urge a social reckoning on sexual .... “Rap's Main Street”: The L.A. Times dives into decades of hip-hop featuring Rosecrans Avenue in South Los Angeles.
It looks like Uno The Activist it trying to capitalize off the momentum generated from his successful year in 2017. Back in August, he dropped off the Sorry For The Wait EP, before returning to the scene a little over a month later to share Live.Shyne.Die, both of which helped Uno elevate his status in the rap ...
Aux Cord: 10 Women & Femmes In Hip-Hop You Need To Know ... Mykki Blanco is an HIV-positive black trans rapper and activist and this song ...
... justice system reform is social activist Carmen Perez, who hosted a radiothon at .... Hip-hop, for many people, activates you and gives you an ...
Uno The Activist has been making himself known for so much more than just another Atlanta rapper. The young artist is a cousin to Playboi ...
... of protest in 2017. Here is how anyone can be an activist, in her words: ... People see activists like me or Tamika Mallory or Carmen Perez and say, "I just can't be that. That's just not who I ... I love the arts; I love hip-hop. But I wouldn't know ...
Hip-hop activist Olmeca releases new video ahead of US / Mexico ... U.S. / Mexico Encuentro, a resistance-focused gathering of activists and ...


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