Davey D Kicks the Real on Public/Privagte Police Murder in St. Louis

 

I want to share with you a piece that Davey D wrote today about the most recent killing in Missouri. Davey D is a journalist, adjunct professor, Hip Hop historian, syndicated talk show host, radio programmer, producer, deejay, media and community activist, and a friend. ~ Shamako Noble, Executive Director of Hip Hop Congress 

 

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DLabrie - Away We Go New Video Prod. By Sean T 18 aka Kye the Guy

  DLabrie - Away we Go Video prod. By Sean T

Get Song on ITunes http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZ... This Video is directed by Jerome Davis(Lord of the Fly Films) & Edited by M.Payton Multimedia Productions. RDV films documents a NETW3RKING adventure through the West Coast streets. A successful Artist takes a trip down memory lane, remembering a career changing trip to Hollywood. A once in a lifetime experience in the Pacific region where stars are born!! The journey continues for MR NETW3RK...

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Mic Crenshaw and Shamako Noble Performing and the Pacific Northwest Forum Jump Off

Pacific Northwest Social Forum Jump Off

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An ‘Un-Organization’ Thrives to ‘De-Bug’ the System -

Oookie catches the flick

In an opinion essay, Raj Jayadev of Silicon Valley De-Bug asks: Can diverse residents come together and strengthen communities? In his answer, he cites Buddha.

This article was published at http://www.equalvoiceforfamilies.org/. You can read the original here

For more on the Hip Hop Congress site, click below. 

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White Supremacy: Exploring the Contours of Race and Power in America

NO Racism

It is widely believed that white supremacy is a racist ideology of hatred promoted by marginal extremist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan or the Aryan Nations. Often overlooked and neglected in this view are the structural inequalities that ensure the continued supremacy of whites over non-whites in all facets of social life. Also conveniently disregarded are the more subtle, yet frequent and numerous, manifestations of white supremacy that are woven into the fabric of Amerikan culture. In this sense, white supremacy is just as much of a social reality as it is an ideology. Indeed the two often go hand in hand, although this isn’t always the case.

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Rosa Clemente and Talib Kweli at Ferguson

http://www.democracynow.org - As the protests continue in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting of Michael Brown, we turn now to two well-known voices who have come to Ferguson to show their support. Talib Kweli is a world-renowned hip-hop artist and activist from New York City. He first broke out as one half of the duo Black Star, along with the rapper and actor Mos Def. Black Star helped define the underground, conscious hip-hop movement that re-emerged in the late 1990s. Since then he has released many critically acclaimed albums and used his platform to champion political causes, including police brutality and the prison-industrial complex.

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Reflections on the Afrikan HipHop Caravan: Mic Crenshaw at TEDxConcordiaUPortland

Mic Crenshaw on the African Hip Hop Caravan

 

Chicago-born poet and emcee Michael (Mic) Crenshaw fell in love with music at a young age while living in Minneapolis. His teenage years were challenging as he actively confronted white supremacist gangs that were a growing part of the hard-core music scene. He eventually chose to escape the violence and moved to Portland, where he quickly became one of the most respected artists in the Northwest, and his community efforts have had both local and international impact.


Click the link and read more about Mic Crenshaw and watch the Video of the Ted Talk

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Rahman Jamaal-It’s Time For Music to Save Our Schools

http://peoplestribune.org/pt-news/2014/09/time-music-save-schools/

 Rahman and his students

REDWOOD CITY, CA. — American education is approaching a critical turning point. Culture is being stripped from our curriculum as fast as computers are replacing instructors. Humanity has entered a digital age where all perspectives are accessible yet teacher-student relationships are suffering. At this crucial juncture, do we allow practicality to dictate our intuitive knowledge, or is there a holistic approach to education that we should be implementing to prepare future generations for the challenges that lie ahead?

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Ferguson and the Constitution

 

Quanstar

 

By Quanstar of First Team Music  

I'm not going to lie, it's been very hard to process the Michael Brown killing as a man (not just a Black one), a father (not just a Black one), and an artist; however, thanks to Killa Mike's interview on The Breakfast Club, it's even harder to process as an American citizen. I won't recap it because it would do his words a huge disservice, but one of the things that he basically pointed out is that we, as Americans, should be grateful, protective, and appreciative of the rights that are afforded to us by the US Constitution.


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Alphonso Mayfield: visionary labor and culture leader

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Alphonso Mayfield is an up and coming star in the Labor world. He's also an interesting mix of experience, experiments and creativity. A Southern thinker with roots in journalism, the music industry, Hip Hop and politics, Alphonso gives us a glimpse of his perception of things past and things to come. Shamako Noble of the Hip Hop Congress interviews Alphonso Mayfield, President of the Florida Public Services Union. You can check out his bio here.

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"Who Are You"-Malcom X By Tina Bell Wright

Malcom X

"Who are you?" - Malcolm X

NO PROGRESS. They won't even admit the knife is there: http://youtu.be/SzuOOshpddM
 
 
The Way It Is/Changes http://youtu.be/-72yh0QXXMA
 
 
I want to expand on a note I wrote on February 21, 2010 that highlighted the speech Malcolm X gave on white liberals v. conservatives. I think it is one of his most relevant speeches given today's political climate, where the media continues to suck most of us into the traps of politrix.
 
EXCERPT:
"The white liberal differs from the white conservative only in one way: the liberal is more deceitful than the conservative. The liberal is more hypocritical than the conservative. Both want power, but the white liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as the Negro’s friend and benefactor; and by winning the friendship, allegiance, and support of the Negro, the white liberal is able to use the Negro as a pawn or tool in this political “football game” that is constantly raging between the white liberals and white conservatives.
 
The white conservatives aren’t friends of the Negro either, but they at least don’t try to hide it. They are like wolves; they show their teeth in a snarl that keeps the Negro always aware of where he stands with them. But the white liberals are foxes, who also show their teeth to the Negro but pretend that they are smiling. The white liberals are more dangerous than the conservatives; they lure the Negro, and as the Negro runs from the growling wolf, he flees into the open jaws of the “smiling” fox.
 
The job of the Negro civil rights leader is to make the Negro forget that the wolf and the fox both belong to the (same) family. Both are canines; and no matter which one of them the Negro places his trust in, he never ends up in the White House, but always in the dog house. (peep that carefully...lol)
 
 
 
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The Privization of Politics-Tina Bell Wright

This Post Comes from Rise Up Hip Hop Nation and blogger/professor Tina Bell Wright

HKR: The Privatization of Politics (SCOTUS).. United Playerz 20th Anniversary

Last week, I joined Dave 'Davey D' Cook on  Hard Knock Radio - 94.1 to discuss the serious implications of the latest Supreme Court decision as well as privatization in general. Our segment begins at around 7:30 mark after the news headlines. After our segment, Davey speaks to Rudy Corpuz of United Playaz (SF community based org) on their 20th anniversary. Please check it out and leave comments to continue the dialogue!


"It takes the hood to save the hood!" - United Playaz
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Detroit, Racism and All American Insecurity

 

Detroit, Racism and All American Insecurity

 Recently the national and international media has reported about Detroit’s looming bankruptcy. It’s been presented as the largest American city to ever file for bankruptcy. Locally the Michigan Citizen Newspaper has provided eye-opening articles detailing events regarding the matter. Personally it’s all overwhelming.

Detroit resides at an International border to Canada which is one of the busiest ports in the world. It also is the second largest metropolitan (Chicago IL) for one of the world’s largest fresh water supplies. Detroit is one of the few places in the world you can take a 30 minute shower with full water pressure for less than $0.05. Detroit is also one of the largest salt suppliers in the USA. These natural resources are attractive assets to international capitalist. The unattractive asset is Detroit’s Black community and leadership.

 

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Mic Crenshaw Joins the Afrikan HipHop Caravan

Colorful crowd at youth battle

 Activism brought me to Africa for the first time in 2004. I went to conference in Rwanda. I forged an alliance with African activists on the ground  in Zimbabwe and Burundi specifically. We helped set up a computer center in Burundi through a network of activists there and donated computers and raised funds from the U.S. We used Hip Hop, specifically, a show with Dead Prez to raise the funds to ship the donated computers. The computer center is up and running successfully. 

Over 600 people have been trained in skills which have helped them land jobs and elevate their educational capacity as students, educators and even semi skilled computer repair technicians. Check out more about the Computer center at globalfam.org.


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Shamako Noble-Got Spit

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The Jacka Ft. Freeway & Fed-X - So Many Animals

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Black Stax-Spell on You

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Poppin-Agenda Training "Nunchakuloo"

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One Be Lo & New Yak City X Bread Breakers

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Suntonio Bandanz-Boogie Up the Block

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