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The Hip-Hop Advocate #24: Curated stories of hip-hop innovation, inspiration & insight [4/15/18]

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Peace and love to friends, neighbors, supporters and haters! The list of conferences and special even
 
April 15 · Issue #24 · View online
The Hip-Hop Advocate Newsletter
Peace and love to friends, neighbors, supporters and haters!
The list of conferences and special events at the bottom of these newsletters is getting longer, which is great! If you have, or know of any of these kinds of hip-hop flavored events (including calls for participation, etc.), let me know - just ‘reply’ to this newsletter. I’ll be sure to add them!
Speaking of conferences, I’m speaking/presenting about News Beat, the hip-hop-influenced, social justice podcast I host/produce at the Our (Digital) Humanity conference at Lehigh University, then at the B.I.T.E. Maker’s Day event in Jersey City, both on Saturday, April 21. 
If you are looking for someone to speak about hip-hop music and culture, journalism or podcasting at your school, conference, festival, kitchen, office cubicle, treehouse, whatever, click here and let’s talk about talking!
OK, that’s it for now. On to the stories! 
Manny Faces, Founder/Exec. Director, The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy
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IT’S BIGGER THAN HIP-HOP
Martin Luther King and the Birth of Hip-Hop
Frustrated Meek Mill speaks out from prison: I am a political prisoner
BREAK THE NEWS
Hip-hop meets social justice and civil liberties journalism in the hard-hitting, head-nodding podcast, News Beat. In this episode: The U.S. supported El Salvador’s oppressive regime during that country’s civil war, spawning a refugee crisis that led to the birth of MS-13—an American-made gang. (Featuring eye-opening interviews with experts, dope music, and lyrics from Rebel Diaz and Cruz Kontrol from Reyes Del Bajo Mundo)
LISTEN/SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS BEAT PODCAST
STRICTLY BUSINESS
Why Hasn't the Hip-Hop Boom Pushed More Black Executives to the Top?
Broccoli City Music Festival Origins
Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs Has High Hopes For the Future of Cannabis
Cardi B Sets Apple Music Record For Most Streamed Album by Female Artist in One Week
WE THE PEOPLE
The Untold Stories Behind These Legendary Hip-Hop Portraits
Dreams of hip-hop stardom from rural Louisiana: 2018 Alexia Foundation student photography grant winner
Finding his voice: Decatur native, teacher A.D. Carson shares his journey to hip-hop professor
Chance The Rapper Is Inviting Fans to His 25th Birthday Celebration for Charity
Kanye West Interviews His Interior Designer & Reveals Plans for a Philosophy Book
BEEN AROUND THE WORLD
East Africa’s hip-hop politics
SPECIAL DELIVERY
Hip-hop conferences & special events around the country. Send us yours!
Lehigh U - HiiiPOWEREd CYPHER Apr. 12-21
NYC: BAM | Word. Sound. Power. - April dates
NYC: The #HipHopEd Conference | Call For Proposals - June 9
HARVARD: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Hip Hop in the Classroom - April 28
NYC/LIU/BK: Hip-Hop Hacks Music Production - May 19
MADISON: Call for Posters & Demos
ILLINOIS: Hip-Hop Music Ed Symposium - July 19-20
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MANNY FACES’ PICK OF THE WEEK
Any album described as: “If Octavia Butler and Howard Zinn co-wrote an episode of Black Mirror while bumping Sun-Ra, The Hues Brothers "Radio Activity” is the soundtrack: politically-charged Electronic Hip Hop pushing against the gravity of apocalyptic human invention, reaching towards alternative realities" is probably worth a listen. The latest from the homies, artist/educator Rabbi Darkside & DJ/producer Mr. Simmonds.
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