US Hip Hop Coalition

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Black Girls, Domestic Violence, and the Limits of Self-Defense

The case of Bresha Meadows, an African American teenage girl in Ohio, is a sad commentary on the failure of the state to protect victims of domestic …

Tupac Shakur's Legacy, 20 Years On

On Sept. 13, 1996, Tupac Shakur died, six days after he was targeted in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. Twenty years later, Tupac has become a celebrated figure around the world. He's not only a lodestar of hip-hop, but a global cultural phenomenon. Recent attempts have even been made to …

The Most Important Hip Hop Singles From 1996

<i>Art: Ricardo Castaneda</i><p>This year, Atlanta’s A3C Festival & Conference is focusing on one of hip hop’s most pioneering years: 1996. It was an important …

J. Cole Calls For Fans to Stop Watching NFL: "Show the World and Ourselves Our True Economic Power."

Following Trump's inflammatory tweet Sunday morning which took shots at the NFL and all its players taking a knee during the national anthem, many …

The Therapeutic Powers of Hip Hop

Last year, New York’s then police commissioner Willam Bratton was quick to blame rap music and the culture around it for a fatal backstage shooting …

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