Daily Archives: August 12, 2015

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#BlackJoyPhilly Janelle Monae & Jidenna Lead Philly March Against Police Brutality

So, what’s your favorite artist doing? The black solidarity movement across the country is not slowing down. The beat will not skip; there is art in persistence. In May, Philadelphia hosted the massive “Philly is Baltimore” march, which made national headlines. But grassroots movements don’t stop, can’t stop– whether the mainstream media wants to cover…

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Hip Hop Scholar’s Notebook: A Talk with Dr. James Peterson

Dr. James Braxton Peterson is a byproduct of the first Hip-Hop generation. Liberation was the overarching aesthetic in early Hip-Hop culture, and its obvious literary significance is finally being celebrated today, surprisingly in academia. Dr. Peterson is a professor of English at Lehigh University, Hip-Hop scholar, MSNBC contributor, and the author of The Hip-Hop Underground and African American…

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