Race and Hip-Hop Panel
The Third World Press Foundation presented a discussion on race and hip-hop. Amina Norman-Hawkins moderated a panel with authors and… read more
The Third World Press Foundation presented a discussion on race and hip-hop. Amina Norman-Hawkins moderated a panel with authors and activists at the Betty Shabazz International Charter School of the Institute of Positive Education in Chicago. Kevin Coval began by reading his poetry. Among topics discussed were the roots of hip-hop and its melding of cultures, racial relations with multiple races, hip-hop as a revolutionary political mode, and the commercialization of hip-hop. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
Raquel Rivera is the author of New York Ricans from the Hip-Hop Zone, published by Palgrave Macmillan. William ‘Upski’ Wimsatt is the author of Bomb The Suburbs, published by Soft Skull Press, and No More Prisons, published by Subway & Elevator Press. "Upski" was his graffiti tag. Oliver Wang is the author of Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide, published by Ecw Press. Ernie Paniccioli’s photography is featured in Who Shot Ya?: Three Decades of HipHop Photography, published by Amistad. Bakari Kitwana is the author of Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes and the New Reality of Race in America, published by Basic Civitas Books.
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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Haki R. Madhubuti Founder and Director Chicago State University->Gwendolyn Brooks Center
- Amina Norman-Hawkins President Chicago Hip-Hop Initiative
- Ernie Paniccioli Photographer
- Raquel Z. Rivera Correspondent
- Oliver Wang Critic
- William Upski Wimsatt Author
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