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Apparently, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is the diamond industry’s new best friend. Simmons just returned from a nine-day fact-finding mission to South Africa and Botswana after an invitation from the industry’s Diamond Information Center. The Diamond Information Center handles public relations in the United States for the Diamond Trading Company, the marketing division of De […]
There’s alot of criticism of Hip-Hop out there: gratuitous violence, misogyny, the glorification of trapp’n hustling and drug dealing, the music videos, commercialism etc. In an article entitled How Hip-Hop Holds Blacks Back, John McWhorter states, “[Hip-Hop has] long hindered Blacks… by teaching young Blacks that a thuggish adversarial stance is the properly ‘authentic’ response […]
This post and the artwork that accompanies it come courtesy of Pierce and I’s sister, Maya, an MFA student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Taking a break from my Civil Rights class taught by Professor Gerald Gill at Tufts University, I stepped into the graduate lounge and a […]