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With Response to “Anti-Cop” Rapper, NYPD Brass (Again) Evinces Cultural Bias,...

A NY Post story exhibited an egregious, disrespectful bias against hip-hop artist and FDNY Captain Kasseem “Ka” Ryan. The NYPD response was inappropriate.
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton - Irving Plaza shooting - hip hop / rap

Dear Commissioner William Bratton: Irving Plaza Shooting Is a People Problem,...

Blaming rap music or the hip-hop community for the violence at Irving Plaza demonstrates a gross cultural misunderstanding -- and possible attempt at scapegoating -- that has no place in a police commissioner's office
The Hip-Hop Advocate newsletter 4/30/16

Updates x Afrika Bambaataa x The List x The Video –...

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Afrika Bambaataa allegations, hip-hop and the media

Statement on Afrika Bambaataa Allegations, Hip-Hop and the Media

We feel it is important to provide some guidance as to how this, and other serious matters that involve hip-hop culture, should be covered in the media.
NY Post, Chance The Rapper, Phil Mushnick

NY Post, Phil Mushnick: Bigotry Has No Place In Sports Commentary

Uninformed, inflammatory language like Mushnick's attack on Chance The Rapper has no place in journalism.

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