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The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy is a source of independent journalism, curating and creating articles, editorials and multimedia pieces that help tell hip-hop’s complete story.

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Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings - Hip-Hop Education pioneer, interview

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings [Hip-Hop Education Pioneer] – Interview on the ‘Hip-Hop Can Save America!’ Podcast

Many of this season’s episodes focused on hip-hop being used in the classroom as a method of engaging students. Much of this has to...
Tierney Oberhammer [Hip-Hop Education[ - Interview

Tierney Oberhammer of Flocabulary [Hip-Hop Education] – Interview on the ‘Hip-Hop Can Save America!’ Podcast

Tierney Oberhammer is Director of Production at Flocabulary, working with rappers, singers & producers to make music that aligns with K-12 curriculum.
Ben Ortiz - Cornell Hip Hop Collection - Interview

Ben Ortiz [Hip-Hop Archiving, Hip-Hop Education] – Interview on the ‘Hip-Hop Can Save America!’ Podcast

Now, through the years, particularly when speaking to folks who don’t necessarily understand the full depth of hip-hop, I often like to point out...

Hip-Hop Can Hack Everything!

Hip-hop is a world-class disruptor. It has transformed music, popular culture, fashion, business and advertising, creating (and upending) massive industries in its wake. This...
Dr. Andrea Hunt, hip-hop education, hip-hop community

Dr. Andrea Hunt [Hip-Hop Education, Community Outreach] – Interview on the ‘Hip-Hop Can Save America!’ Podcast

Dr. Hunt developed and teaches a Sociology of Hip-Hop Culture course at the University of North Alabama

Still Fighting The Power

This 90-minute presentation examines the role of arts and culture -- specifically hip-hop -- in efforts to promote equality and battle against injustice. The interactive,...