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The Launch Of The Hip-Hop Express And It’s Importance To Education [Podcast]

The Launch Of The Hip-Hop Express And It’s Importance To Education [Podcast]

In this week’s edition of Rap Sessions, NewsOne contributor Bakari Kitwana speaks with Dr. William Patterson about a new hip-hop and civic studies project modeled after the early 1900s Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver’s Jessup Agricultural Wagon. Whereas Washington and Carver brought Tuskegee University via a horse-drawn wagon to sharecroppers in the South, Patterson’s In Search of Hip-Hop Express brings civic studies from the University of Illinois Urban Champaign to Black youth around the US through a mobile airstream trailer retro-fitted with the latest technology. Hip-hop Express teaches Black youth civic engagement and community-building while investigating and archiving the Black experience from a hip-hop perspective.  Patterson emphasizes here that his focus is to engage descendents of the sharecroppers: “Booker T Washington believed if sharecroppers were better educated about finance and the science and technology of agriculture then it would improve their quality of life.” “Sharecroppers often worked seven days a week and had little free time—so Washington believed Tuskegee should go to them,” Patterson says, “One of the ways universities can engage urban youth today is to use technology and other educational tools, along with aesthetics of the city and hip-hop to be the engaging point to inspire community transformation. Our new crop that we have to cultivate is actually the young people in our community. If we provide the right science and appropriate media and technology they then become the stewards of the Black experience and contribute to that legacy.” The creator of In Search of Hip-Hop Express, William Patterson is the founder and co-director of Youth Media Workshop. He teaches educational policy at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. Bakari Kitwana is CEO of Rap Sessions, Editor at Large of Newsone.com and author of the forthcoming Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era. (Third World Press, 2011) RELATED: Rap Sessions Podcasts Share this post on Facebook! CLICK HERE: Usher gets kicked in head by female fan trying to be sexy video[from Hellobeautiful.com] Nicki Minaj talks her butt, alter egos, and being a boss on “Chelsea Lately”[from Hellobeautiful.com] Natalie Nunn says she likes Wiz Khalifa [from TheUrbanDaily.com] Jamie Foxx to receive entertainer award at BET Honors [from Theurbandaily.com]

The Launch Of The Hip-Hop Express And It’s Importance To Education [Podcast]

The Launch Of The Hip-Hop Express And It’s Importance To Education [Podcast]

In this week’s edition of Rap Sessions, NewsOne contributor Bakari Kitwana speaks with Dr. William Patterson about a new hip-hop and civic studies project modeled after the early 1900s Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver’s Jessup Agricultural Wagon. Whereas Washington and Carver brought Tuskegee University via a horse-drawn wagon to sharecroppers in the South, Patterson’s In Search of Hip-Hop Express brings civic studies from the University of Illinois Urban Champaign to Black youth around the US through a mobile airstream trailer retro-fitted with the latest technology. Hip-hop Express teaches Black youth civic engagement and community-building while investigating and archiving the Black experience from a hip-hop perspective.  Patterson emphasizes here that his focus is to engage descendents of the sharecroppers: “Booker T Washington believed if sharecroppers were better educated about finance and the science and technology of agriculture then it would improve their quality of life.” “Sharecroppers often worked seven days a week and had little free time—so Washington believed Tuskegee should go to them,” Patterson says, “One of the ways universities can engage urban youth today is to use technology and other educational tools, along with aesthetics of the city and hip-hop to be the engaging point to inspire community transformation. Our new crop that we have to cultivate is actually the young people in our community. If we provide the right science and appropriate media and technology they then become the stewards of the Black experience and contribute to that legacy.” The creator of In Search of Hip-Hop Express, William Patterson is the founder and co-director of Youth Media Workshop. He teaches educational policy at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. Bakari Kitwana is CEO of Rap Sessions, Editor at Large of Newsone.com and author of the forthcoming Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era. (Third World Press, 2011) RELATED: Rap Sessions Podcasts Share this post on Facebook! CLICK HERE: Usher gets kicked in head by female fan trying to be sexy video[from Hellobeautiful.com] Nicki Minaj talks her butt, alter egos, and being a boss on “Chelsea Lately”[from Hellobeautiful.com] Natalie Nunn says she likes Wiz Khalifa [from TheUrbanDaily.com] Jamie Foxx to receive entertainer award at BET Honors [from Theurbandaily.com]

The Launch Of The Hip-Hop Express And It’s Importance To Education [Podcast]

The Launch Of The Hip-Hop Express And It’s Importance To Education [Podcast]

In this week’s edition of Rap Sessions, NewsOne contributor Bakari Kitwana speaks with Dr. William Patterson about a new hip-hop and civic studies project modeled after the early 1900s Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver’s Jessup Agricultural Wagon. Whereas Washington and Carver brought Tuskegee University via a horse-drawn wagon to sharecroppers in the South, Patterson’s In Search of Hip-Hop Express brings civic studies from the University of Illinois Urban Champaign to Black youth around the US through a mobile airstream trailer retro-fitted with the latest technology. Hip-hop Express teaches Black youth civic engagement and community-building while investigating and archiving the Black experience from a hip-hop perspective.  Patterson emphasizes here that his focus is to engage descendents of the sharecroppers: “Booker T Washington believed if sharecroppers were better educated about finance and the science and technology of agriculture then it would improve their quality of life.” “Sharecroppers often worked seven days a week and had little free time—so Washington believed Tuskegee should go to them,” Patterson says, “One of the ways universities can engage urban youth today is to use technology and other educational tools, along with aesthetics of the city and hip-hop to be the engaging point to inspire community transformation. Our new crop that we have to cultivate is actually the young people in our community. If we provide the right science and appropriate media and technology they then become the stewards of the Black experience and contribute to that legacy.” The creator of In Search of Hip-Hop Express, William Patterson is the founder and co-director of Youth Media Workshop. He teaches educational policy at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. Bakari Kitwana is CEO of Rap Sessions, Editor at Large of Newsone.com and author of the forthcoming Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era. (Third World Press, 2011) RELATED: Rap Sessions Podcasts Share this post on Facebook! CLICK HERE: Usher gets kicked in head by female fan trying to be sexy video[from Hellobeautiful.com] Nicki Minaj talks her butt, alter egos, and being a boss on “Chelsea Lately”[from Hellobeautiful.com] Natalie Nunn says she likes Wiz Khalifa [from TheUrbanDaily.com] Jamie Foxx to receive entertainer award at BET Honors [from Theurbandaily.com]

The Launch Of The Hip-Hop Express And It’s Importance To Education [Podcast]

The Launch Of The Hip-Hop Express And It’s Importance To Education [Podcast]

In this week’s edition of Rap Sessions, NewsOne contributor Bakari Kitwana speaks with Dr. William Patterson about a new hip-hop and civic studies project modeled after the early 1900s Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver’s Jessup Agricultural Wagon. Whereas Washington and Carver brought Tuskegee University via a horse-drawn wagon to sharecroppers in the South, Patterson’s In Search of Hip-Hop Express brings civic studies from the University of Illinois Urban Champaign to Black youth around the US through a mobile airstream trailer retro-fitted with the latest technology. Hip-hop Express teaches Black youth civic engagement and community-building while investigating and archiving the Black experience from a hip-hop perspective.  Patterson emphasizes here that his focus is to engage descendents of the sharecroppers: “Booker T Washington believed if sharecroppers were better educated about finance and the science and technology of agriculture then it would improve their quality of life.” “Sharecroppers often worked seven days a week and had little free time—so Washington believed Tuskegee should go to them,” Patterson says, “One of the ways universities can engage urban youth today is to use technology and other educational tools, along with aesthetics of the city and hip-hop to be the engaging point to inspire community transformation. Our new crop that we have to cultivate is actually the young people in our community. If we provide the right science and appropriate media and technology they then become the stewards of the Black experience and contribute to that legacy.” The creator of In Search of Hip-Hop Express, William Patterson is the founder and co-director of Youth Media Workshop. He teaches educational policy at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. Bakari Kitwana is CEO of Rap Sessions, Editor at Large of Newsone.com and author of the forthcoming Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era. (Third World Press, 2011) RELATED: Rap Sessions Podcasts Share this post on Facebook! CLICK HERE: Usher gets kicked in head by female fan trying to be sexy video[from Hellobeautiful.com] Nicki Minaj talks her butt, alter egos, and being a boss on “Chelsea Lately”[from Hellobeautiful.com] Natalie Nunn says she likes Wiz Khalifa [from TheUrbanDaily.com] Jamie Foxx to receive entertainer award at BET Honors [from Theurbandaily.com]

Rev. Al Sharpton Rips Democrat For Bashing Pres. Obama’s Tax Cut Plan

Rev. Al Sharpton Rips Democrat For Bashing Pres. Obama’s Tax Cut Plan

WASHINGTON – The Democrats’ family feud went local Thursday when Rev. Al Sharpton accused Rep. Anthony Weiner of ignoring the needs of working people. The fiery activist reverend promised “pushback” if the Democratic lawmaker keeps attacking President Obama over the tax cut deal with Republicans. “I’m against tax cuts for the rich too…but this is absolutely over the top to blame this on President Obama,” Sharpton told the Daily News. “The goal is to take care of working class people, not to attack the President.” Read more at NYDailyNews RELATED: Al Sharpton says the FCC should take on Limbaugh http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnewsone.com%2Fobama%2Fnewsonestaff2%2Fobama-to-sign-911-zadroga-health-bill-into-law%2F&rct=j&q=ZADROGA%20SITE%3A%20NEWSONE&ei=7x0BTbDLI9HAngeRm9nlDQ&usg=AFQjCNEcnuuahxc_r09-Pb2M0042FmQVdQ&cad=rja

Rev. Al Sharpton Rips Democrat For Bashing Pres. Obama’s Tax Cut Plan

Rev. Al Sharpton Rips Democrat For Bashing Pres. Obama’s Tax Cut Plan

WASHINGTON – The Democrats’ family feud went local Thursday when Rev. Al Sharpton accused Rep. Anthony Weiner of ignoring the needs of working people. The fiery activist reverend promised “pushback” if the Democratic lawmaker keeps attacking President Obama over the tax cut deal with Republicans. “I’m against tax cuts for the rich too…but this is absolutely over the top to blame this on President Obama,” Sharpton told the Daily News. “The goal is to take care of working class people, not to attack the President.” Read more at NYDailyNews RELATED: Al Sharpton says the FCC should take on Limbaugh http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnewsone.com%2Fobama%2Fnewsonestaff2%2Fobama-to-sign-911-zadroga-health-bill-into-law%2F&rct=j&q=ZADROGA%20SITE%3A%20NEWSONE&ei=7x0BTbDLI9HAngeRm9nlDQ&usg=AFQjCNEcnuuahxc_r09-Pb2M0042FmQVdQ&cad=rja

Rev. Al Sharpton Rips Democrat For Bashing Pres. Obama’s Tax Cut Plan

Rev. Al Sharpton Rips Democrat For Bashing Pres. Obama’s Tax Cut Plan

WASHINGTON – The Democrats’ family feud went local Thursday when Rev. Al Sharpton accused Rep. Anthony Weiner of ignoring the needs of working people. The fiery activist reverend promised “pushback” if the Democratic lawmaker keeps attacking President Obama over the tax cut deal with Republicans. “I’m against tax cuts for the rich too…but this is absolutely over the top to blame this on President Obama,” Sharpton told the Daily News. “The goal is to take care of working class people, not to attack the President.” Read more at NYDailyNews RELATED: Al Sharpton says the FCC should take on Limbaugh http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnewsone.com%2Fobama%2Fnewsonestaff2%2Fobama-to-sign-911-zadroga-health-bill-into-law%2F&rct=j&q=ZADROGA%20SITE%3A%20NEWSONE&ei=7x0BTbDLI9HAngeRm9nlDQ&usg=AFQjCNEcnuuahxc_r09-Pb2M0042FmQVdQ&cad=rja

Rev. Al Sharpton Rips Democrat For Bashing Pres. Obama’s Tax Cut Plan

Rev. Al Sharpton Rips Democrat For Bashing Pres. Obama’s Tax Cut Plan

WASHINGTON – The Democrats’ family feud went local Thursday when Rev. Al Sharpton accused Rep. Anthony Weiner of ignoring the needs of working people. The fiery activist reverend promised “pushback” if the Democratic lawmaker keeps attacking President Obama over the tax cut deal with Republicans. “I’m against tax cuts for the rich too…but this is absolutely over the top to blame this on President Obama,” Sharpton told the Daily News. “The goal is to take care of working class people, not to attack the President.” Read more at NYDailyNews RELATED: Al Sharpton says the FCC should take on Limbaugh http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnewsone.com%2Fobama%2Fnewsonestaff2%2Fobama-to-sign-911-zadroga-health-bill-into-law%2F&rct=j&q=ZADROGA%20SITE%3A%20NEWSONE&ei=7x0BTbDLI9HAngeRm9nlDQ&usg=AFQjCNEcnuuahxc_r09-Pb2M0042FmQVdQ&cad=rja

Haki Madhubuti Remembers The Great Dr. Margaret Burroughs [Podcast]

In this week’s edition of Rap Sessions, NewsOne writer Bakari Kitwana speaks with Haki Madhubuti, Publisher of Third World Press, about the life and impact of Dr. Margaret Burroughs, the pioneering Chicago artist and co-founder of The DuSable Museum of African American History who died last month at the age of 95. Madhubuti, who volunteered at The DuSable Museum back in the early 1960s, talks about Burroughs’ impact on the political and cultural life of Chicago and the nation for over half a century. About a month before her death, she was honored by the Art Institute of Chicago with its Legends and Legacy Award. At the gathering, Madhubuti publicly read a poem that he wrote for Dr. Burroughs entitled “Master of Colors and Canvas.” Here Madhubuti remembers Dr. Burroughs as a one-of-a-kind educator, artist, institution builder and community leader. “When Margaret Burroughs spoke everyone listened,” Madhubuti recalls. “She was never for the elite. She was always on the frontline trying to do that which is best, good, correct, and just for the great majority of people in this country and the world.” Haki Madhubuti is the Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor at DePaul University and the founder and publisher of Third World Press. He is the author of 28 books including the most recent Liberation Narratives: New and Collected Poems 1966-2009 for which he received the 2010 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for poetry. Bakari Kitwana is CEO of Rap Sessions and author of the forthcoming Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era. RELATED: Julianne Malveuax Speaks On The State Of Blacks In American Economy [Podcast] Share this post on Facebook! CLICK HERE: Five better career moves for Flavor Flav [from TheUrbanDaily.com] T.I. blames his dentist for drug addiction [from TheUrbanDaily.com] The Dream pays Christina Milian $4 mil to keep her mouth shut [from HelloBeautiful.com] 2010 American Music Awards Photos [from HelloBeautiful.com]

Haki Madhubuti Remembers The Great Dr. Margaret Burroughs [Podcast]

In this week’s edition of Rap Sessions, NewsOne writer Bakari Kitwana speaks with Haki Madhubuti, Publisher of Third World Press, about the life and impact of Dr. Margaret Burroughs, the pioneering Chicago artist and co-founder of The DuSable Museum of African American History who died last month at the age of 95. Madhubuti, who volunteered at The DuSable Museum back in the early 1960s, talks about Burroughs’ impact on the political and cultural life of Chicago and the nation for over half a century. About a month before her death, she was honored by the Art Institute of Chicago with its Legends and Legacy Award. At the gathering, Madhubuti publicly read a poem that he wrote for Dr. Burroughs entitled “Master of Colors and Canvas.” Here Madhubuti remembers Dr. Burroughs as a one-of-a-kind educator, artist, institution builder and community leader. “When Margaret Burroughs spoke everyone listened,” Madhubuti recalls. “She was never for the elite. She was always on the frontline trying to do that which is best, good, correct, and just for the great majority of people in this country and the world.” Haki Madhubuti is the Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor at DePaul University and the founder and publisher of Third World Press. He is the author of 28 books including the most recent Liberation Narratives: New and Collected Poems 1966-2009 for which he received the 2010 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for poetry. Bakari Kitwana is CEO of Rap Sessions and author of the forthcoming Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era. RELATED: Julianne Malveuax Speaks On The State Of Blacks In American Economy [Podcast] Share this post on Facebook! CLICK HERE: Five better career moves for Flavor Flav [from TheUrbanDaily.com] T.I. blames his dentist for drug addiction [from TheUrbanDaily.com] The Dream pays Christina Milian $4 mil to keep her mouth shut [from HelloBeautiful.com] 2010 American Music Awards Photos [from HelloBeautiful.com]