Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era

Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era

by Bakari Kitwana
     
 

Kitwana, author of the best-selling The Hip-Hop Generation, sits down with leadership of the five major national hip-hop organizations, a larger part of the force that is driving the innovative marriage between hip-hop and civic engagement—The League of Young Voters, The Hip-Hop Congress, The National Hip-Hop Political Convention, The Hip-Hop Caucus and The

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Kitwana, author of the best-selling The Hip-Hop Generation, sits down with leadership of the five major national hip-hop organizations, a larger part of the force that is driving the innovative marriage between hip-hop and civic engagement—The League of Young Voters, The Hip-Hop Congress, The National Hip-Hop Political Convention, The Hip-Hop Caucus and The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. Hip Hop Activism in the Obama Era is a collection of interviews with activists and political organizers at the forefront of increasing youth involvement in electoral politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883783085
Publisher:
Third World Press
Publication date:
07/01/2014

Meet the Author

Bakari Kitwana Hip Hop Activism in the Obama Era
Bakari Kitwana is a journalist, activist and political analyst whose commentary on
politics and youth culture have been seen on the CNN, FOX News (the O’Reilly Factor),
C-Span, PBS (The Tavis Smiley Show) and heard on NPR. He’s currently Senior Media
Fellow at the Harvard Law based think tank, The Jamestown Project, and the CEO of
Rap Sessions: Community Dialogues on Hip-Hop, which conducts townhall meetings
around the country on difficult dialogues facing the hip-hop generation. His 2002 book
The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture,
which focuses on young Blacks born after the Civil Rights Movement, has been adopted
as a course book in classrooms at over 100 colleges and universities. Kitwana published
his first book, The Rap on Gangsta Rap in 1994.

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