#HipHopEd: The Concept. The Movement. The Conference. - Dr. Chris Emdin & Timothy Jones
Hip-Hop Can Save America
by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces Media
5d ago
Explore the transformative power of Hip Hop in education with Manny Faces, Dr. Chris Emdin and Timothy D. Jones in this compelling episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America." Dive into the vibrant #HipHopEd movement, where Hip Hop culture and values are ingeniously woven into the educational fabric to surpass traditional benchmarks. This dynamic discussion highlights how this approach not only validates the use of Hip Hop elements in classrooms but also fosters deeper connections and academic excellence among students and teachers. The conversation will delve into the core principles of Hip Hop edu ..read more
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How Hip Hop Made the World: Dr. Todd Boyd on Cultural Foundations & Global Impact of Hip Hop
Hip-Hop Can Save America
by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces Media
2w ago
In this episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America!," host Manny Faces converses with renowned cultural critic and author Dr. Todd Boyd aka The Notorious Ph.D. about the dynamic history and significant impact of Hip Hop culture. Dr. Boyd, whose latest book "Rapper's Deluxe: How Hip Hop Made the World" sheds light on Hip Hop's 50-year journey, discusses the genre's origins in the urban decay of 1970s New York, influenced by blaxploitation films, Richard Pryor's comedy, and the distinctive styles of returning Vietnam veterans -- and takes us through the next few decades as the genre and culture go on ..read more
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Hip Hop and Technology, AI and more with Darrell Booker from Microsoft
Hip-Hop Can Save America
by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces Media
1M ago
On this episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America," host Manny Faces sits down with Darrell Booker, Corporate Affairs Specialist, Racial Equity Tech Lead and head of the Nonprofit Tech Acceleration (NTA) for African American communities at Microsoft, to explore the transformative power of Hip Hop in education and the technology industry. They delve into Microsoft's Responsible AI framework, which aims to address biases and promote diversity in AI projects, initiatives like Microsoft's TEALS program and workshops in collaboration with iconic organizations, such as the Harlem Globetrotters and The Hi ..read more
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Why Questlove's "Hip Hop Is Truly Dead" Claim is Wrong... and Harmful
Hip-Hop Can Save America
by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces Media
1M ago
In the wake of the Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake rap beef, opinions and hot takes have flooded in about the battle, including some from high-profile figures like Stevie Wonder and Rick Ross. In this video, I challenge one controversial opinion from the respected Hip Hop historian and musicologist, Questlove. Is Hip Hop really "truly dead," or is Questlove's knee-jerk statement causing more harm than good to the culture he claims to care about? --- Hip-Hop Can Save America! with Manny Faces is a Manny Faces Media production, in association with The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy. Links and resources: S ..read more
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Channeling Hip Hop's True Culture for Peace and Empowerment with Chosen Zulu King, PRiZM
Hip-Hop Can Save America
by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces Media
1M ago
"I’ve seen firsthand how Hip Hop can divert the youth from the streets to self-awareness and empowerment." Meet Chosen Zulu King PRiZM, a seasoned Hip Hop Cultural Specialist & Youth Mentor with over 30 years of experience. His journey includes 25 years in motivational speaking, management, marketing, sales, training & development, community outreach, and youth mentorship. As the co-founder of Chosen Zulu and founder of Chosen Networks and Chosen Coaching and Consulting, PRiZM focuses on Hip Hop advocacy, youth mentoring, and young entrepreneur assistance. Using tenets of Hip Hop cultu ..read more
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Hip Hop Doesn't Need 'More Balance' in the Mainstream! (Wait. What??)
Hip-Hop Can Save America
by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces Media
2M ago
Many people long for more "balance" when it comes to the content of rap music being played on radio or is promoted on streaming and social media channels. Manny Faces suggests we shouldn't focus on the mainstream music business at all when it comes to finding ways to change what young people are being exposed to. Realizing that while music is subjective, popular rap certainly doesn't represent the depth of Hip Hop's total social, cultural or creative ethos. However, calling attention to this distinction (as many do), making different music (as many do), or trying to fight for change within the ..read more
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Music & Message: Y?'s Blueprint for Activism Through Art, Music and Hip Hop Culture!
Hip-Hop Can Save America
by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces Media
2M ago
On this episode we explore the intersection of Hip Hop and social change with Yogi "Y?" Guyadin (@whynotshowlove) on the latest episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America." Host Manny Faces engages with the Hip Hop ARTivist and educator on a range of topics, from the relevance of intergenerational wisdom in the art form to the innovative methods of teaching and community empowerment through art, music and Hip Hop culture. This insightful conversation sheds light on Yogi Guy's personal evolution and his commitment to using Hip Hop and other musical genres and artforms as vehicles for activism and edu ..read more
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Hip Hop x Financial Empowerment with fintech founder, DIVINE of Solvent
Hip-Hop Can Save America
by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces Media
3M ago
In this episode of "Hip Hop Can Save America," host Manny Faces engages with financial tech entrepreneur DIVINE to examine the intersection of Hip Hop, technology, and finance. DIVINE introduces his platform, Solvent, which empowers system-impacted individuals through financial literacy and entrepreneurship. They discuss Solvent's mission and services, along with DIVINE's journey "from crack to rap to tech," highlighting the potential of hip-hop to inspire positive change and innovation. Manny and DIVINE delve into the transferable skills between street life and the corporate world and the imp ..read more
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Social and Emotional Learning through Hip Hop? Jamila Sams & We Do It 4 The Culture's SEL curriculum
Hip-Hop Can Save America
by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces Media
3M ago
Manny Faces speaks with Jamila Sams, a passionate and visionary educator who is deeply committed to harnessing the transformative power of education to uplift communities. At the heart of her pedagogy lies a profound connection to Hip Hop culture, which she sees as a vital instrument for enriching the learning experience and fostering liberation. Seeing a need to intertwine cultural relevance with learning, Jamila created "We Do It 4 the Culture," a groundbreaking social and emotional learning program. This curriculum speaks to students from grades 6 to 12, drawing on the rich tapestry of Hip ..read more
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A "Hip Hop Task Force" in Congress? Rep. Jamaal Bowman on Hip Hop as a political force for change
Hip-Hop Can Save America
by The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy / Manny Faces Media
3M ago
Representative Jamaal Bowman from New York joins Manny Faces to delve into the mission of the newly launched "Hip Hop Task Force" on Capitol Hill, exploring how Hip Hop culture can be leveraged to effect change in politics and society. Ranging from the intersection of Hip Hop and social justice to the progressive vision for America, this in-depth discussion sheds light on the cultural, political, and societal impact of Hip Hop and its potential to shape a positive future for the nation. -- Hip-Hop Can Save America! with Manny Faces is a Manny Faces Media production, in association with The Cen ..read more
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