A special message from The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy + THHA #41





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A special message from The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy + THHA #41
By Manny Faces • Issue #41 • View online
Hey all. It’s Manny.
By the time you read this, I’ll be in the hospital.
It’s not for a bad thing. But it is a major thing for me personally, and it made me stop and really think deeply about my work, and the work of The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy – this newsletter, our podcast, our journalism, our research, our events – and what we need to do next.
WE know how much hip-hop music, culture, and spirit, is actively uplifting lives, livelihoods, and communities. WE know how hip-hop can be applied to help solve some of our greatest problems.
But too many don’t. Too many think hip-hop is harmful. Too many treat hip-hop culture as pure entertainment, something to use to get rich. And that hurts those who doing that good work – and it hurts those who could be benefiting from it.
It’s our mission to change that narrative.
For years, I’ve worked to lay the foundation for what I believe an institutional approach to hip-hop advocacy looks like. You’ve all been a part of it, and I thank you.
It’s time we level up.
As always, I thank you for your support, for allowing me into your e-world, and for your love and respect for the culture we all love and cherish.
#RIPNipsey #TheMarathonContinues #HipHopAdvocacy #HipHopInnovates
As always, on to the stories.
Manny Faces, Founder/Exec. Director, The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy

The Marathon Continues: How Nipsey Hussle’s Vision for L.A. Will Live On | Complex
Home Grown Radio, where Nipsey Hussle fans mourn and LA hip-hop finds a voice
Seattle Mourns the Death of Legendary Hip-hop DJ/Graffiti Artist Jeff Higashi (aka Soul One)
New Birth, T.I. raise money to bail more than 20 people out of jail ahead of Easter
Chicago Artists Explore The Impact Of Mass Incarceration
Meet the man bringing Chance the Rapper's music to the deaf community
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[LISTEN] Manny Faces on The FORSA Show with DJ MD / Marcy DePina on Newark.FM
Manny Faces Discusses The State of Journalism and Hip-Hop's Role on 'Salaah's Corner' [PODCAST INTERVIEW]
Hackathon hooks into hip-hop: Using coding to create a beat
These Educators Are Using Hip Hop to Change Silicon Valley's Representation Problem
Hip-Hop Artist Teaches Mindfulness At Norfeldt Elementary School
Hip-hop culture thrives among students
At Grove Hall Library, 'The Breaks' Gives Power Back To The Youth Through Hip-Hop
New Penn State course offers its own spin on Schoolhouse Rock curriculum
How One Music Startup Is Empowering Crate-Digging Producers to Sample Without the Hassle
Like DEMOCRACY NOW and BLACK THOUGHT had a podcast baby
It’s social justice journalism meets hip-hop with the groundbreaking (and multiple award-winning) podcast, News Beat.
On this episode: BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, WaPo’s Margaret Sullivan, The Empire Files’ Abby Martin, DigBoston’s Chris Faraone, and The NY Times’ Shanita Hubbard & others weigh in on the current state of journalism, with special musical/lyrical contributors, Silent Knight and the Band Called FUSE.
Listen/subscribe for free: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Podcast app / Web
Cypress Hill Get a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame: 'Seeing This Here, It Is an Honor'
“The Space I’m Occupying Isn’t Just for Me.” Lizzo Fulfills Her Own Self-Love Prophecy
For Music Fans, Cornell’s Hip Hop Heads Offers Community | The Cornell Daily Sun
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In This Documentary, DJ EFN Explores Colombia Through the Lens of Its Hip Hop Communities
At home and at work with Medellín’s hip-hop artists
YO! MTV Raps celebrates the diversity of hip-hop in Asia, Entertainment News & Top Stories
Dreamville’s Bas on Sudan’s Protests and Touring Africa - The Atlantic
PODCAST: HIP-HOP CAN SAVE AMERICA! Interviews with innovators
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