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The Hip-Hop Advocate #9: Curated stories of hip-hop innovation, inspiration & insight [10/29/17]

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On Wednesday, I was honored to host a benefit concert event at NYC's S.O.B.s for the Syrian American
 
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On Wednesday, I was honored to host a benefit concert event at NYC’s S.O.B.s for the Syrian American Medical Society – Shouts to Kayem, Omar Offendum, Ronnie Malley,  Bassel and the Supernaturals and DJ Bella Loki who performed at this amazing event, showing once again how powerful it can be when music is used to feel good about doing good. 
Thursday, I was in D.C. to present a News Beat podcast episode I produced at the WISE Up: Knowledge Ends Extremism Summit, another incredible opportunity for music to help inform, inspire and empower.
These were just a couple more reminders demonstrating the ability of hip-hop music and culture to be so much more than merely entertasinment and rap music on the radio. Hip-hop can educate, inspire and literally help save lives.
I am so proud to have been a part of these events and efforts, and honored to be able to represent hip-hop music and culture in these ways.
Here are some more stories of hip-hop-related innovation, inspiration and insight.
  – Manny Faces, Founder & Exec. Director, The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy

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Musicians unite for "Viva Puerto Rico" album to fund hurricane relief
GET YOUR MIND RIGHT
VIDEO: Meet the Bronx Educator Who Uses Hip-Hop to Teach Science
What teachers need to know about connecting with students in urban schools
Texas teacher creates video to encourage kids to go to college
CPS students get a "shot" with Hamilton Education Program
The inspiring story behind the viral video of Milwaukee students rapping about academic excellence
WE THE PEOPLE
Action Bronson’s Expansive Appetites
Profile: Nico Segal
How Daly City’s Filipino Mobile DJ Scene Changed Hip-Hop Foreve
BEEN AROUND THE WORLD
Cuba's First Independent Urban Label Is Dedicated to Black Resistance
With Dreadlocks, Rhythm and Flow, China Embraces Hip-Hop
Removed from Context: The Unbearable Lightness of Korean Hip Hop
STRICTLY BUSINESS
'Blue-collar ballet,' kids architecture program among winners of Knight Arts Challenge Detroit | Crain's Detroit Business
No alternative: how brands bought out underground music
BREAKIN’ NEWS
Racism, Weed & Jazz: The True Origins of the War on Drugs
WHERE YA AT? - UPCOMING EVENTS OF NOTE
5TH ELEMENT | Institute for Diversity in the Arts
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