Oct 23rd #HipHopEd Twitter Chat Featuring Hip Hop Genius

UPDATE: Click here for a link to the archived chat that occurred on the 23rd. Thanks to all who joined–and thanks to Amil Cook for “chirpifying” the chat! ORIGINAL POST: Two years a.

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Appetite for Synthetic Beef

The other day I was riding the train from New York to Providence.  Somewhere in Connecticut, a big man with an Irish accent got on and sat down across from me.  He struck up a conversation about all.

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Beamer… Honda… Walking: The Greening of a Pop Song

Early this year, rappers Lloyd Banks and Juelz Santana released a pretty unremarkable song called “Beamer, Benz or Bentley.”  It has a catchy beat and hook though and it has gotten a lot.

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Follow Friday: ColorLines

As a general rule, I feel that no matter how much I am thinking, reading and talking about race in my day-to-day grind, it’s not enough… Amidst updates from friends and artists I admire, I.

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GOOD Education

This just in–I’m gonna be writing a couple of articles each month for GOOD.is!  Their education editor, Amanda Millner-Fairbanks has invited me to share my thoughts on education with th.

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You Are Not a Gadget and Rappers Are Not Ringtones: The Relationship Between Hip Hop and Web 2.0

Jaron Lanier, the man credited with inventing the term “virtual reality,” has just written a book about the digital moment we find ourselves in… You Are Not a Gadget is a self-procl.

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Can Metaphors End Up Stunting Innovation?

“We still haven’t truly understood that click and link are as fundamental today as read and write.” I generally think of metaphors as beautiful mechanisms capable of pushing forward our.

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