Hip Hop & Politics And Texas School Books
Has Hip Hop Lost Its Political Edge?
Hip hop played a strong role in spreading political awareness and fighting against political corruption in the 1980’s and 90’s. From Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five’s “The Message,” to Ice T’s “Cop Killer” and Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power,” hip hop artists used their voice & hip hop itself as a tool to expose social injustice and systematic ills plaguing Black and brown communities. After dying down from the political arena, hip hop reemerged in politics in 2008 with the election of the nation’s first Black president. We’ll talk about the history and correlation between hip hop and politics and the role hip hop is playing in the 2012 election. Featuring:
Hip Hop Blogger Ronald Grant
The Texas Board Of Ed Is Rewriting History
You can listen online at www.whcr.org, but residents in Harlem, upper Manhattan, the central and lower Bronx and some parts of Queens can tune in on your radio dial at 90.3FM.
To Listen, click here: www.whcr.org
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