Tag Archives: culture

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#HipHopEd Has Its Eyes On You: Why Lin-Manuel Doesn’t Get a Pass for This SNL Sketch

How could you do us like that? This was my first thought after watching the Saturday Night Live sketch in which Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda plays a substitute teacher who tries to impress his students via hip hop. By “us” I mean teachers who are part of the #HipHopEd movement, a collective of educators who think deeply about ways to […]

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My Book is Coming Soon!

My first book is about to drop very soon! Stay tuned for more info! #HipHopEd

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Hip-Hop Education Featured Panel at SXSW edu in Austin, TX

If you’re anywhere near Austin, Texas, come check me out next week at the SXSWedu Festival at the Austin Convention Center. I’ll be speaking on one of the Featured Panels, in collaboration with Urban Arts Partnership, to discuss hip-hop education, youth, and school culture. Our Featured Panel, titled “Can Hip Hop Save Us? Youth & […]

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Update: Venue Change for #HipHopEd Workshop on Thursday 8/6

Hey all, There was an issue with the original venue that was scheduled to host my workshop next week on Thursday 8/6. The new location is Spreadhouse Coffee on the Lower East Side. It’s on Suffolk St. between Rivington and Delancey – and I’m told it’s an even better space. I hope you’ll still join […]

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We Gon’ Be Alright: A reflection on Kendrick Lamar’s visit

“Something for me even bigger than mentoring is really listening…When I do that we have a little bit bigger [of a] connection than me being Kendrick Lamar and you being the student. It’s almost like we’re friends because a friend listens.” – Kendrick Lamar at High Tech High School Reflecting on Kendrick Lamar’s visit to […]