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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. Ian Levy [Hip-Hop Education, Hip-Hop Counseling, Therapy]

This episode, Manny Faces talks with Dr. Ian Levy about hip-hop and school counseling. Those who may be less familiar with the depth and nuances...
Dr. Bettina Love interview on Hip-Hop Can Save America podcast

Dr. Bettina Love [Hip-Hop Education, Civics]

On this inaugural episode, host Manny Faces is joined by Dr. Bettina Love, an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at...

Hip-Hop-infused Social Justice Journalism Podcast Wins Top NY Press Club Award

News Beat, which expertly blends hard-hitting journalism with hip-hop music, has snagged a top honor in the 2018 New York Press Club Journalism Awards. The...
Lonzo Ball, Nas and hip-hop music

Defending Nas: Why Responses to Lonzo Ball’s “Outdated” Comments Miss The Point

Responses to Lonzo Ball's comments about his taste in music, and Nas in particular, miss the chance to explain what "relevancy" in hip-hop really means
Hip Hop Hacks - Drum machine build

‘Hip-Hop Hacks’ Event Series Highlights Technological Innovation Fueled by Youth Culture and Lifestyle

It was MacGuyver meets DJ Premier. In one area of Spotify's sprawling New York offices, a small group of young men and women watched as...

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

A NY Post story exhibited an egregious, disrespectful bias against hip-hop artist and FDNY Captain Kasseem “Ka” Ryan. The NYPD response was inappropriate.