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As parents, we are often much less aware of the current goings on within Hip Hop and pop culture than our children, and as parents tend to do, we often couldn't care less. In this episode, we make the case that parents should actually care more
Last year, a program was brought to my attention called Stories With Style, a student-centric project which gives young people the opportunity to share their stories through rap, beat making and art while working with professional artists in a
Long time listeners of the award-winning social justice meets music podcast News Beat will certainly recognize https://www.iamlikwuid.com/ (LiKWUiD) as one of the show's "Artist in Residence." She has been featured on several important episodes
LeBrandon Smith is the Manager, Social Impact Programs for Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute which serves more than 800,000 young people, families, students, community members, aspiring artists, and educators in New York City, across the Un
Peace and love, friends, neighbors, supporters and haters, welcome back to Hip-Hop Can Save America! aka 'the world’s smartest Hip-Hop podcast.' I’m https://www.mannyfaces.com (Manny Faces). Fans and friends know that whenever I’m presented wit
On this episode of Hip-Hop Can Save America!, aka, ‘the world’s smartest Hip-Hop podcast,” improving youth literacy, one book at a time -- with a little Hip-Hop added to the mix. We hear from Jonathan Beatty aka the “Chief Bookman,” founder of
We often talk about the intersection of Hip-Hop and education on this show -- and for good reason. It’s an area that has produced a ton of receipts showing the effectiveness of merging these two worlds for the good of our young people. This was
On this episode, Manny Faces speaks with Junious Brickhouse,  internationally established educator, choreographer, cultural preservationist, Founder/Executive Director, https://urbanartistry.org/ (Urban Artistry Inc). and director of acclaimed
Peace and love, happy Halloween weekend, perhaps a perfect time to talk to not just A Phantom, but https://www.theephantomhiphop.com/ (Thee Phantom), the maestro behind the magnificent Illharmonic Orchestra melding the worlds of Hip-Hop and cla
Two of the more recurring topics we’ve covered on this show have been the authentic, compassionate and effective use of Hip-Hop music and culture in educational settings and in therapeutic sessions, both inside and out of school proper. The int
Prior to the pandemic, and at the insistence of one of our prior guests Dr. Elliot Gann, I visited Mott Haven Community High School in the Bronx, to see J.C. Hall’s Hip Hop Therapy Studio program in action. This full fledged recording studio wa
Khafre Jay is the founder and executive director of https://www.hiphopforchange.org/ (Hip Hop For Change), a nonprofit that is empowering youth, adults, and entire communities through the power of Hip-Hop music and culture, with a focus on soci
On this episode, artist, activist and educator, Ellect gave us a taste of how his work with #HipHopIsVoting was aimed at making an impact on the 2020 election cycle as well as the future of civic engagement. As we saw from some local elections,
On this episode of Hip-Hop Can Save America! aka ‘the world’s smartest Hip-Hop podcast’, (we think very deeply). A look at the intersection of Hip-Hop and philosophy with Dr. Mark Sanders of the University of North Carolina.  Our HQ: https://ww
On this episode of Hip-Hop Can Save America! We hear from Genesis Be, a lifelong artist activist who has put her career, and life, on the line making politically charged music, groundbreaking public statements and quite literally, helped make h
On this episode of Hip-Hop Can Save America!, healing trauma in young people through therapeutic beat making. Dr. Elliot Gann of https://todaysfuturesound.org/ (Today's Future Sound) breaks down the concept, his acclaimed work in the field, and
Scholar, youth leader, minister, poet, rapper, and content curator for probably the largest Hip-Hop based education community in the world -- Timothy David Jones. Timothy, who is currently a lecturer and Hip-Hop Scholar in Residence at Teachers
For close to 20 years, Corey James Gray (formerly known as Illspokinn) has been at the helm of https://www.freestylemondays.com/live (Freestyle Mondays), a live, interactive, Hip-Hop event series featuring gameshow-styled, impromptu rap battles
Entrepreneurship, the independent media landscape, being Black in media and self-care gems from TK Dutes and C, owner-operators of online, community-oriented radio station https://www.bondfireradio.com (Bondfire Radio). LIVE at 1pm EST every Mo
Established in 2016, https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/vtditc/ (#VTDITC) "fosters community-based experiential learning for & by artists, fans, & scholars" at Virginia Tech. Craig Arthur, the head of community engagement for the university
A fascinating discussion about the ways Hip-Hop music and culture are yielding positive results when applied in school counseling and mental heath therapy settings with youth. LIVE at 1pm EST every Monday through Thursday in the month of Septem
Sommer runs http://www.mixtapemuseum.org (The Mixtape Museum), dedicated to documenting, archiving, and preserving the history and artifacts related to mixtapes, showcasing their importance to the spread of Hip-Hop music and culture in the U.S.
Educator and co-founder of nonprofit Hip Hop Association of Advancement and Education talks about teaching with and about Hip-Hop on a collegiate level, adapting through the COVID-19 crisis, and the organization's upcoming Global Conference on
Dr. Nate Nevado is a college educator and counselor whose primary concern is helping guide students to success -- both academically and in life. On this episode, he explains how Hip-Hop music and culture help him do both. Part of a special LIVE
Delvyn Case is an educator, musician, and writer who covers the intersection of popular music and Christianity. We discuss his recent op-ed, "https://www.patheos.com/blogs/alleluiamusicandthechristianlife/2020/08/10/why-white-christians-need-hi
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