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The Hip-Hop Pioneer

On Saturday, November 3, The 23rd Annual Chicago Humanities Festival explored the culture of hip-hop through a lecture entitled The Hip Hop Pioneer led by Tricia Rose, author of Black Noise Read the rest of this entry

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Celebrating Culture in ‘The Boogie Down Bronx’

On Friday, August 3, The Bronx Salsa Fest kicked off its month long celebration starting at the Pregones Theater in Bronx, NY for a documentary screening of “From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale”. A film by Henry Chalfant, Elena Martinez, and Steve Zeitlin, gave the history of the Bronx and explained the birth of the salsa and hip-hop movement. With music and commentary expressed by musicians and dancers, this feature showcased the Bronx dance and music culture to its fullest. Read the rest of this entry

A One on One Conversation with Dana Dane

It’s June and I’m taking a moment to celebrate Black Music Appreciation Month!!! This is always a great time celebrate those who have made an enormous contribution to our culture!!! Listen to my latest adventure as I have a One on One Conversation with Hip-Hop Legend Dana Dane! Read the rest of this entry

Stage for Debate: Steve Stoute & William C. Rhoden with Danyel Smith

What better way to kick off Black History Month than to celebrate the progression of Black culture by attending the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY for their Inaugural Stage for Debate series where authors Steve Stoute and William C. Rhoden discussed whether or not culture and sports are in a “post-black” moment. Moderated by Danyel Smith, Editor of Billboard magazine, culture critic, and sports enthusiast, this debate opened the minds of the audience to evaluate the progression of Black culture.

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