A group of disabled musicians, poets and other artists use their music for social justice work. Specifically, they aim to raise awareness and promote the disabled community.
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Oakland does not attract big record labels but it “wakes your game up.”
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The hip-hop community is mourning the loss of the Jacka, 37, whose given name was Dominic Newton. For many, the death of the rapper also means the loss of a mentor to at-risk youth and...
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Young artists, including rapper Alexis Johnson, create a music video warning fellow youth about the health dangers of fast food.
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Tagged Education, fast food, food justice, healthy food, hip hop, junk food, McDonald’s, media production, MetWest High School, nutrition, obesity, rap, video production, youth media
Banjoko once lived in Oakland and was a part of the ‘90s Bay Area Hip Hop music scene. Currently, he is teaching chess and life strategies to students at Encinal High School in Alameda through...
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Tagged Adisa Banjoko, Bay Area Community Resources, Bay Area Hip Hop, chess, hip hop, music, rap, The Hip Hop Chess Federation
The number of petitions and applications filed to the Rent Adjustment Program (RAP) rose by less than 6 percent last fiscal year, a steep drop from the year before that drew criticism from community members...
In 2009, Tomás Alvarez III sat at his desk as a group of nine teenagers filed into his classroom at Oakland High School. This was the fifth year of his Beats, Rhymes and Life program,...
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Tagged A Lovely Day, B-Tech, Beats, Beats Rhymes and Life, Berkeley High School, documentary, film, Grand Lake Theater, hip hop, Kerri Gawryn, Oakland High School, rap, Rhymes and Life, Tomas Alvarez