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Hip Hop Can Save America! 3.0
Podcast update, recent stories of Hip Hop innovation and inspiration, upcoming conferences and more
✍️ FROM THE E-DESK OF MANNY FACES
Hello again friends, neighbors, supporters and haters!
So, I recently moved. For the second time in two years. Fun! But this time it’s for good! (Or at least until I hit that Powerball.) I’m still in the Atlanta area so if you’re around and we haven’t met in real life, that can happen!
The move kept me quiet in terms of content output, but I have been working hard behind the scenes to bring your (hopefully) favorite podcast, “Hip-Hop Can Save America!” back stronger (and more frequently) than ever.
So, starting in October(ish), I’ll be back doing what I do — highlighting the innovative and inspiring use of Hip Hop music and culture to uplift humanity and improve society, and interviewing the brilliant innovators out there doing that work.
This time, with a twist.
For now all I’ll say is…
So stay tuned for show times and dates and all that good stuff. In the meantime, catch up on any old episodes you might have missed.
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📺 WATCH: Go to www.youtube.com/mannyfaces (Hit that Subscribe button and All Notifications bell so you’re the first to know when new eps are dropping!)
HIP HOP STORIES THAT AREN’T ABOUT DUMB SH*T!
Here are a few stories I’ve come across lately that I think you’ll like…
(According to The GRAMMYS. Personally, I think number two is really dope.)
Founders of the Grand Boulevard museum are working to ensure Chicago's contributions to the 50-year-old musical genre aren't overlooked.
These books explore hip-hop feminism as a way to challenge systems of oppression, including white supremacy and misogyny; as a catalyst for social change; and simply as a celebration of the women who have shaped hip-hop and contemporary culture at large, inspiring so many in the process.
Media legend Ralph McDaniels, aka “Uncle Ralph” on WBGO to discuss the legacy of his pioneering television program.
Five ways that educators can adopt the Hip Hop mindset to confront the challenges they face.
“You get an opportunity to see how he has built this empire that he has amassed,” said Professor Moraima Ivory, professor of practice and director of the Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Initiative at the George State University’s College of Law in Atlanta.
Students at Frederick Douglass High School can enroll in the new “lovine and Young Center” next school year.
HELP ME HELP US
🙏 Thank you to all the folks who donate to my Patreon or are paid subscribers of this newsletter. Until the world values Hip Hop culture as much as you do, this kind of work simply doesn’t get the funding it deserves, so you are helping make it possible. I’m working on getting funding that will allow me to continue and grow, staying fully independent and not having to chase clicks or cover stories that don’t advance the culture. In the meantime, I need your help. Please consider contributing to the cause if you can.
GET YOUR MIND RIGHT
Thrilled to be co-chairing this year’s event, in-person and hybrid. Our conference theme “From the Golden Era to the Golden State,” will guide us as we explore the foundation of this culture, understand what brought about an increase in cultural diffusion, and how lessons learned from the golden era can inform current pedagogies, interventions, research, scholarship and practices. CLICK HERE FOR INFO — CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
The Association for Popular Music Education is pleased to announce a call for participation in our 2024 conference, to be co-hosted with the USC Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, USA, June 5–8, 2024. The conference theme is Come Together: Considering the Past, Present, and Future of Popular Music Education.
#HIPHOP51 + (AUTHENTICALLY) HARNESSING HIP HOP-FUELED INSPIRATION
🗣️ With all the #HipHop50 celebrations winding down, it’s time to think about #HipHop51 and beyond. How can “The Culture” continue to influence society in a positive way? How can it survive and thrive in a world that largely focuses on its entertainment value rather than its unparalleled gifts of innovation?
Like, all the ways Hip Hop music and culture can innovate and improve areas like education, science & technology, health & wellness, politics and activism, entrepreneurship and business, and so many more??
I have some of those answers. If you are looking for an impactful keynote speaker, panel moderator, workshop facilitator, or consultant to help inspire your conference, educational institution, organization or business, let’s talk about talking!
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Thank you. 🙏
— Manny Faces
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