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by J. Dana Stuster (Foreign Policy) I didn’t think it would be hard to find “9 Disturbingly Good Jihadi Raps” online, but it was. There were, of course, the stylings of al-Shabab’s rapper laureate, Omar...

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The Gospel Hip Hop with Minister Server

July 2, 2013 | Comments

In May 2013, Minister Server – founder of HipHopMinistries and spiritual leader of the Temple of Hip Hop – gave a sermon about the transformative power of hip hop. Minister Server is a long time...

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As far back as we can remember, music has and will always be an integral part of the African culture. Music compliments our ceremonies and religious functions. There is need for music at birth, death,...

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We live in a country that is too often self-contained, leaving millions of its citizens uninterested in global citizenship. Money may give rappers the means to see the world but American exceptionalism leads too many...

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The FTP Movement has long taken the position that Black elected officials and Congresspersons should reopen the investigation into the counterintelligence program and what it has done to Black Leadership in the Black Community. Especially...

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It’s time to send Jay-Z and Beyoncé to North Korea....

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One particular story during President Obama’s inauguration did not make headlines in the main stream media.  Rapper Lupe Fiasco was performing live at the StartUp RockOn concert to celebrate the re-election of President Barack H....

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Black Intellectual Un-Refined is a blog about hip-hip studies, hip-hop education & hip-hop pedagogy. It is Prof. Markle’s way of engaging with hip-hop as a source of knowledge production,while exploring its uses as a teaching...

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Popular DJ Lah was killed on January 5th in São Paulo. Astrid Kusser of Blackwomenofbrazil.com looks at the evidence that MP death squads were the killers.   By Astrid Kusser (blackwomenofbrazil.com) In São Paulo, Hip...

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Sometimes we don’t know what we have when we have it. After the release of my album, One Day Soon, I experienced one of the longest and lowest periods of depression in my life thus far....

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