Category Archive: Hip-hop Education

The Conversation: Hip-Hop Education #HipHopEd

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to sit alongside my colleagues and brothers from Teachers College to talk all things hip-hop education, social justice, teacher education, and the social media movement… Continue reading

My TEDx Talk, “The Power of Digital Storytelling”

On May 18, I had the opportunity to give my first TEDx talk, “The Power of Digital Storytelling,” at the Solebury School located in New Hope, PA. As I explain in the talk,… Continue reading

Celebrating a Small “Victory” in the Wake of Cultural Mis-Appropriations at the VMAs

Just when we thought that Miley Cyrus and the overtly racist bubble she’s been bouncing around in for the past few months might soon float into oblivion (or popular culture purgatory) as summer… Continue reading

Becoming Hip-Hop: Finding My Place in a Culture, Movement, and Pedagogy

In January I wrote a post, My Semester in Review: The People & Things That Have Inspired Me, reflecting on my fall semester, a series of four months full of experiences that have… Continue reading

A Millennial on “Millennials”: The Complicated Relationship I Have With My Own Generation

Last month, TIME Magazine’s cover story was about the Millennial generation, also known as Generation Y, those born between 1980-2000. The title of the article reads: Millennials are a generation mostly of teens and 20-somethings known… Continue reading

I hate to break it to you, but…Black History Month is just not cutting it…

Black History Month 2013 kicked off last Friday, February 1. In elementary school, this was one of my favorite parts of the year and curriculum. Thinking back, I can trace the roots of… Continue reading

My Semester-in-Review: The People & Things That Inspired Me and That YOU Should Know About

Soooo….if you haven’t noticed yet, I’m BIG into reflecting. As I said in one of my first posts, I wasn’t always like this, mostly because I was under the false impression that there… Continue reading

“Let Me Pump Ya Brakes”

A Short Film About a Young Artist Collective Who is Redefining “Cool” by Challenging Stereotypes and Assumptions about Urban Youth’s Relationship to Hip Hop For two hours this past Wednesday evening, I had the privilege of watching 19… Continue reading

Mid-Week Reminders of Why I’m Doing What I’m Doing

I had a truly incredible day today. To start, Marshall Jones, a spoken word poet, visited my Media Arts class at KIPP Charter School, where he performed his poem Touchscreen and provided my students with… Continue reading

“Where I’m From” Project

  In this short multimodal piece entitled, “Where I’m From,” I use still and moving images, music, and my own voice to simultaneously illustrate and interrogate what “from” means in relation to my social… Continue reading