Archives for January 2011

The Boondocks: Return of the KING

Published on 17 Jan 2011 at 2:28 pm. No Comments.
Filed under history,television.

Back during season 1 of the revolutionary anime The Boondocks, Aaron McGruder dropped Return of the King – a controversial interpretation of a 21st Century Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. See if you can catch the references to The Last Poets “Niggers Are Scared of Revolution” in King’s final speech, which drew the ire of […]

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Hip Hop, Music & Politics at NCCU

Published on 9 Jan 2011 at 11:12 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under education,Hip-Hip.

I’m teaching a new course at North Carolina Central University called: Hip Hop, Music and Politics. The class explores the relationships between music and various political movements. By addressing music of artists like KRS-One, Bob Marley, Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill we gain invaluable insight into the Stop the Violence, Rastafari, Anti-Lynching and Women’s Movements. […]

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