Posts Tagged as ‘hip-hop’

breakthrough beat: We’re hitting the stage – “Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide!”

What are your plans for the weekend? Join Breakthrough from November 3-6th, for the play Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide! at the popular Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Actor and writer Judith Sloan uses theater and music to remix stories from her extensive experience with immigrant/refugee teenagers and incarcerated youth. She interweaves their stories with [...]

November 1, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Haiti faces aftershock as Wyclef Jean runs for Haitian Presidency

Born in Haiti, settling in Brooklyn, NY at age 9, rising as a Grammy-winning hip-hop artist, and gaining international acclaim for his humanitarian disaster relief foundation (Yele Haiti), Wyclef Jean now pursues Presidency in Haiti. Serious doubts persist that Jean is ready for a role beyond that of goodwill envoy – most of them focused on his controversial management of [...]

August 4, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Arizona rappers and Jon Stewart protest Arizona’s racist immigration law

While the Federal government is poised to file a lawsuit against Arizona’s harsh new law that takes immigration law into its own hands and makes it a crime to be undocumented in the state, music artists and television personalities continue to protest the law and put pressure on the state to reconsider the law that [...]

May 10, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Just in time, for Obama’s education plan, Nas urges students to stay in school

Earlier this month, President Obama released a plan to reduce the nation’s drop out rate, which sits at a staggering 30 percent. He aims to give $900 million in grants to schools that successfully curb their drop out rate. He released the proposal with former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, who heads America’s Promise Alliance, an organization [...]

March 19, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Check out Travis McCoy before World Aids Day or you’ll be left behind!

What with all the creative energy that’s already being channeled towards December 1st, we have a feeling that this year’s World Aids Day is going to be very exciting. On December 1st, MTV will be releasing a song entitled ‘One More Time’, written especially for the cause by Travis McCoy, and all proceeds from the [...]

November 19, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Be the center of a rap video to crush global warming

Have you ever wanted to be the subject of a rap video? Now’s your chance: ACE (Alliance for Climate Change) has partnered with Free Range Studios (they were the interactive web-bodies behind our Homeland Gitmos campaign) to bring us the extremely entertaining 2 minute video “crush global warming.” This interactive hip-hop spot allows you to not only be [...]

November 4, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: We want to see what a Puerto Rican Def Poet has to say about AIDS and hip-hop

We’re we’re invited as press to an event!   Which we’re extremely excited about because 1. We love shows 2. We love that people are recognizing the human rights platform that we’re bringing to the blog world. We’ll be seeing play County of Kings,  a one man show being presented by Spike Lee and the [...]

September 16, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Run-DMC honored with a street name for their positive Hip-Hop contributions

Hailing from Queens, NY and comprising of Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, and the late Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell, Run-DMC were the most popular Hip-Hop act in the 1980s, and are known for bringing the genre into the mainstream. Not only are they still really popular, and noted for being the second Hip-Hop [...]

September 4, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Hip Hop Congress teaches youth how to write grants and market themselves during and after the economic crash

We know that our traditional Congress can be a bit confusing, and things take them some time.  Move over,  Hip Hop Congress has arrived. Their 2009 National Conference is going on now  until August 2nd in Seattle, WA. This year, they are teaching young people real long-lasting skills that will last them through this economic [...]

July 30, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Hip-hop teach-in in DC THIS WEEK

If you’re into hip-hop and want to learn how to use it to teach, (and happen to be in D.C) this is the event for you: Words, Beats, and Life, a relatively new organization, is dedicated to empowering communities, by infusing them with a fresh, new approach based in the Hip-Hop aesthetic. WBL uses it [...]

June 8, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

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