Category: Hip-Hop Culture

Message to the Grassroots: Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya, Malcolm X, and the African Diaspora

“The above quote I shared of Kaluuya comes f…rom an interview he did for GQ and was his response to Jackson’s critique. I shared Kaluuya’s words during the discussion and somehow, what he expressed went over the heads of some folks. Some just couldn’t get … Continue reading Message to the Grassroots: Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya, Malcolm X, and the African Diaspora

The Elements of Culture Performance Lecture Series Presents… Hip Hop and the Politics of Identity and Representation

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On Saturday, January 16, 2016, The Elements of Culture Performance Lecture Series hosted special guest Performance Lecturer TheSYMBOL at The Bronx Music Heritage Center. His performance lecture – Hip Hop and the Politics of Identity and Representation: If Hip Hop is a Legitimate Culture Who Is a part of the Culture? explores the larger Universal Elements of Cultural formation and how the birth of Hip Hop Culture in the Bronx responded to them and in turn, how popular culture responded to Hip Hop Culture. Check out the lecture by clicking on the link below and enjoy!!!

The Elements of Culture Performance Lecture Series Presents: Hip Hop and the Politics of Identity and Representation at the Bronx Music Heritage Center Lab 1/16/16

Outdoor Summer Reading Children’s Cipher

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The Phoenix Queens of the Nation Department of Community Education and Research understands that the key to global systemic change is nurturing, supporting and positively guiding the youngest members of our global family – our children.

The Early Childhood & Childhood Literacy Community Education Program is an example of our bottom-up approach to the design and implementation of the Department’s programs and initiatives. It is our belief that we must capture the minds, spirits, and aspirations of our children and plant the seeds needed to ensure that the global social, cultural, educational and economic change we seek becomes a reality.

During the Summer of 2015,we began our first ECCLCEP  literacy initiative – the Outdoor Summer Reading Children’s Cipher. The OSRCC brings children continued access to early reading and learning opportunities after the academic school year has ended. Our Reading Ciphers were held in NYC parks during the summer months. We also provided free books – ranging everywhere from children’s books to academic workbooks for grade levels pre-K – 9 – as well as healthy snacks and beverages for the children. Moving forward, the Outdoor Summer Reading Children’s Cipher will expand to include Back-to-School Drives and quarterly School Supplies Drives to take place during the academic year.