Hip Hop Is Not Our Enemy
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📒Hip Hop Is Not Our Enemy ✍ Kenneth T. Whalum
✏Hip Hop Is Not Our Enemy Book Summary : It is easy to condemn hip-hop for the condition of our society, but as we condemn our own young people for being who they are, what role do we play in making them who they are, and what do we have to offer them as an alternative to who they are? Hip-Hop Is Not Our Enemy is an insider's critique of the Black church's role and responsibility in co-opting hip-hop culture. It is written by a Black Baptist Pastor who survived a church split that occurred because of his dedication to co-opting hip-hop culture. The final chapter serves as a how-to guide to preparing a sermon that will connect with the hip-hop generation.
📒Holy Hip Hop In The City Of Angels ✍ Christina Zanfagna
✏Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels Book Summary : At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the 1990s, Los Angeles was home to numerous radical social and environmental eruptions. In the face of several major earthquakes and floods, riots and economic insecurity, police brutality and mass incarceration, some young black Angelenos turned to holy hip hop—a movement merging Christianity and hip hop culture—to “save” themselves and the city. Converting street corners to open-air churches and gangsta rap beats into anthems of praise, holy hip hoppers used gospel rap to navigate complicated social and spiritual realities and to transform the Southland’s fractured terrains into musical Zions. Armed with beats, rhymes, and bibles, they journeyed through black Lutheran congregations, prison ministries, African churches, reggae dancehalls, hip hop clubs, Nation of Islam meetings, and Black Lives Matter marches. Zanfagna’s fascinating ethnography provides a contemporary and unique view of black LA, offering a much-needed perspective on how music and religion intertwine in people's everyday experiences.
📒The Black Church And Hip Hop Culture ✍ Emmett G. Price III
✏The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture Book Summary : Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Black Church stood as the stronghold of the Black Community, fighting for equality and economic self-sufficiency and challenging its body to be self-determined and self-aware. Hip Hop Culture grew from disenfranchised urban youth who felt that they had no support system or resources. Impassioned with the same urgent desires for survival and hope that their parents and grandparents had carried, these youth forged their way from the bottom of America’s belly one rhyme at a time. For many young people, Hip Hop Culture is a supplement, or even an alternative, to the weekly dose of Sunday-morning faith. In this collection of provocative essays, leading thinkers, preachers, and scholars from around the country confront both the Black Church and the Hip Hop Generation to realize their shared responsibilities to one another and the greater society. Arranged into three sections, this volume addresses key issues in the debate between two of the most significant institutions of Black Culture. The first part, “From Civil Rights to Hip Hop,” explores the transition from one generation to another through the transmission—or lack thereof—of legacy and heritage. Part II, “Hip Hop Culture and the Black Church in Dialogue,” explores the numerous ways in which the conversation is already occurring—from sermons to theoretical examinations and spiritual ponderings. Part III, “Gospel Rap, Holy Hip Hop, and the Hip Hop Matrix,” clarifies the perspectives and insights of practitioners, scholars, and activists who explore various expressions of faith and the diversity of locations where these expressions take place. In The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture, pastors, ministers, theologians, educators, and laypersons wrestle with the duties of providing timely commentary, critical analysis, and in some cases practical strategies toward forgiveness, healing, restoration, and reconciliation. With inspiring reflections and empowering discourse, this collection demonstrates why and how the Black Church must re-engage in the lives of those who comprise the Hip Hop Generation.
📒Hip Hop In Europe ✍ Sina A. Nitzsche
✏Hip Hop in Europe Book Summary : This is the first collection of essays to take a pan-European perspective in the study of hip-hop. How has it traveled to Europe? How has it developed in the various cultural contexts? How does it reference the American cultures of origin? The book's 21 authors and artists provide a comprehensive overview of hip-hop cultures in Europe, from the fringes to the centers. They address hip-hop in a variety of contexts, such as class, ethnicity, gender, history, pedagogy, performance, and (post-) communism. (Series: Transnational and Transatlantic American Studies - Vol. 13)
📒Know Your Enemy And His Tactics ✍ Lynn Earl Kirkland
✏Know Your Enemy and His Tactics Book Summary : We are spiritual beings living in a physical world it is very important that we know that there are negative forces as well as positive forces that will present to us things to chose. God our creator has a Manuel in place that can help up to understand how to get the best out of life and it let us know who our true enemy really is. You will find helpful information and answer to the following questions: 1. What is my purpose & who is my source? 2. Who is my true enemy and what methods does he use against me? 3. What is my enemy purpose? 4. What can I do to avoid his traps? 5. Where can I find help and a way to get the best out of life considering the mess I've made? 6. What to do when you feel helpless and hopeless? Many times in life people will chose to do something out of a selfish motivated reason and see themselves in the wrong later. However the thought about the wrong should include the damage and pain that were cause to others. In this manuscript you will find information that will help with a true assessment of who you really are; how to let go of the painful memories of the past whether they were caused by you, or you did something that wound someone else. use what you have learn take your stand and be the best you that you can.
📒Sexualized Media Messages And Our Children Teaching Kids To Be Smart Critics And Consumers ✍ Jennifer W. Shewmaker
✏Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers Book Summary : This provocative book takes a look at children's consumption of sexualized media messages while providing parents, teachers, and professionals with strategies for abating their influence. • Provides a quick overview of previous works in child development, communication, and education • Discusses four mediating variables influencing children's values: culture of celebrity, family factors, gender, and community systems • Includes an "In Their Voices" section featuring specific responses from children, adolescents, parents, and professionals • Covers television, movies, music, and other media • Demonstrates the impact of both positive and negative media messages
📒Hip Hop Perations ✍ Khalil Amani
✏Hip Hop Perations Book Summary : Presents a collection of writings directed to the hip-hop generation on African American racial identiy and race relations in the United States.
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📒The Organic Globalizer ✍ Christopher Malone
✏The Organic Globalizer Book Summary : The Organic Globalizer is a collection of critical essays which takes the position that hip-hop holds political significance through an understanding of its ability to at once raise cultural awareness, expand civil society's focus on social and economic justice through institution building, and engage in political activism and participation. Collectively, the essays assert hip hop's importance as an “organic globalizer:” no matter its pervasiveness or reach around the world, hip-hop ultimately remains a grassroots phenomenon that is born of the community from which it permeates. Hip hop, then, holds promise through three separate but related avenues: (1) through cultural awareness and identification/recognition of voices of marginalized communities through music and art; (2) through social creation and the institutionalization of independent alternative institutions and non-profit organizations in civil society geared toward social and economic justice; and (3) through political activism and participation in which demands are articulated and made on the state. With editorial bridges between chapters and an emphasis on interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives, The Organic Globalizer is the natural scholarly evolution in the conversation about hip-hop and politics.
📒The Gospel Of Hip Hop ✍ KRS-One
✏The Gospel of Hip Hop Book Summary : The Gospel of Hip Hop: First Instrument, the first book from the I Am Hip Hop, is the philosophical masterwork of KRS ONE. Set in the format of the Christian Bible, this 800-plus-page opus is a life-guide manual for members of Hip Hop Kulture that combines classic philosophy with faith and practical knowledge for a fascinating, in-depth exploration of Hip Hop as a life path. Known as “The Teacha,” KRS ONE developed his unique outlook as a homeless teen in Brooklyn, New York, engaging his philosophy of self-creation to become one of the most respected emcees in Hip Hop history. Respected as Hip Hop’s true steward, KRS ONE painstakingly details the development of the culture and the ways in which we, as “Hiphoppas,” can and should preserve its future. "The Teacha" also discusses the origination of Hip Hop Kulture and relays specific instances in history wherein one can discover the same spirit and ideas that are at the core of Hip Hop’s current manifestation. He explains Hip Hop down to the actual meaning and linguistic history of the words “hip” and “hop,” and describes the ways in which "Hiphoppas" can change their current circumstances to create a future that incorporates Health, Love, Awareness, and Wealth (H-LAW). Committed to fervently promoting self-reliance, dedicated study, peace, unity, and truth, The "Teacha" has drawn both criticism and worship from within and from outside of Hip Hop Kulture. In this beautifully written, inspiring book, KRS ONE shines the light of truth, from his own empirical research over a 14-year period, into the fascinating world of Hip Hop.