APPLY!!! NASIR JONES Hiphop Fellowship
DEADLINE: The application, and 3 letters of reference, must be received by December 8, 2013.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete the online application form. You must complete this in one sitting. In the course of applying you will be asked to upload a project description, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and - if you would like to teach a course at Harvard - a proposed syllabus. Please have these files ready before you begin the application process.
Applicants require three (3) letters of recommendation, which may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent via postal mail to the following address:
5eGallery and the HERU Organization partnered in 2011 to create “the BUSinESS Program”(™) with youth of Detroit, to serve as our combined youth entrepreneurship, digital media arts and literacy, and social justice initiative. Our mission is to nurture and support the next generation of artists through mentoring and training to employ Principles that inform their art and media skills, digital media literacy, entrepreneurship, and social justice development. Using Hip Hop, we cultivate positive self-identity and provide a safe space allowing youth to explore their creative expression using media as a tool to engage their peers to take leadership in confronting the various issues they face navigating systemic oppression and improving their communities in Detroit. 5e Gallery and the HERU draw upon our diverse networks of highly skilled local artists to teach media-making skills including– audio recording and record production, online and print self-publishing, digital distribution, social media, video production and streaming, graffiti mural art, poetry, screen-printing, b-boying, photography and DJing.
Mixtape Release of Native Eyez: A Hip Hop Education Project
Join International Hip Hop artist, educator & Bronx native Intikana, for the mixtape release of “Native Eyez: A Hip Hop Education Project." This interactive event will take you on a journey of celebration through music, film and live performances featuring local and global artists exchanging with each other and creating community. Engaging with multi-media, Intikana will guide us through his story of self-discovery, mentorship and the importance of preserving the beauty in our communities, our ancestry and ourselves.
All ages are welcome.
Sunday, December 15, 2013 C.E.
Doors open @ 5:00pm
Ceremony starts @ 6:00pm
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse (b/w 165th & 166th St.)
Bronx, NY 10456
Train: Take D or B train to 167th Street
OR take 4 train to 161st-Yankee Stadium
Bus: Bx1 or Bx2 to 165th St. and Grand Concourse
For directions by car: CLICK HERE
Celebrating 3 years of #HipHopEd. There is gonna be reflection, planning for where to next and a chat cypher for those with bars! Hope to see y’all there!
Hip-Hop Education Think Tank III - Legacy Building: Cultivating a Global Cipher from the Streets to the Classroom
The Hip-Hop Education Center and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in collaboration with, the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College – Columbia University and the Metropolitan Center at the Steinhardt School - New York University presents Hip-Hop Education Think Tank III – Legacy Building: Cultivating a Global Cipher from the Streets to the Classroom.
Think Tank III will bring together over 300 seasoned practitioners, administrators, scholars, counselors, social workers, and teaching artists in K-12, O-S-T (out of school time) programs, and institutions of higher learning to professionalize the field of hip-hop education. The two-day event will include a keynote by Jeff Chang and the world premiere of Christopher Martin’s (Kid-n-Play) documentary Can Hip Hop Go To School?
Tickets: $40 for 1 day; $65 for both days. Limited Seating. Pre-purchases recommended. Day of seating not guaranteed.
SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS DONATES $250K TO NETWORK FOR TEACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP (NFTE)
Can entrepreneurship be taught? Maybe a better question is: What are the benefits of teaching it in an academic setting? Earlier this month, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) released survey results showing that students who completed its programs—mostly inner-city students in middle schools and high schools—were more likely to graduate from high school or earn college degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math.
More than 500,000 students have completed NFTE courses since Steve Mariottifounded the nonprofit in 1987. Last night, the organization crowned the winners of its annual youth entrepreneurship contest. Jesus Fernandez and Toheeb Okenla, 17-year-olds from South Holland, Ill., took the $25,000 first prize for their business, which designs socks with pockets sewn in for soccer shin guards. NFTE also announced a $1.2 million grant from Mastercard (MA) and $250,000 from Bad Boy Entertainment founder Sean “Diddy” Combs to continue its efforts.
In addition to teaching business skills, NFTE is good at convincing inner-city kids that their street smarts can be applied in the classroom, Combs told…
HIP HOP IN HOUSTON: THE ORIGIN AND THE LEGACY
On October 17, the University of Houston Libraries and UH Bookstore will co-host a book event.
The book’s afterword was penned by Julie Grob, coordinator for digital projects and instruction in UH Libraries Special Collections. The department collects archival material which documents Houston history and culture, including creative writing, architecture, and performing arts. Grob introduced the idea of a hip-hop archival collection at UH a few years ago.
Houston is a major hub of hip-hop. Influential artists in the genre have attended UH, like Paul Wall and Chamillionaire, and the University’s juxtaposition with neighborhoods in which hip-hop was born make it a natural repository to preserve a significant aspect of Houston’s culture.
“I felt that [hip-hop] is a nontraditional area of the arts that we weren’t collecting and there was no good reason why we wouldn’t be collecting that too,” Grob said. “It’s an important thing to document socially, but it’s also a way to connect the archives with our students and community.”
The Houston Hip Hop collecting area at UH began with the DJ Screw Papers and DJ Screw Sound Recordings, which paved the way for a gathering of other materials, including the Hawk Papers; Pen & Pixel Graphics, Inc. Records; Samplified Digital Recording Studios Records; and Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection.
“DJ Screw developed his own
Tonight 9pm EST “Creating a Hip-Hop Health Curriculum”
ZEYBrEaK - a journey.
On the basis of his own biography Amigo approaches Zeybek
rites from his homeland Turkey which is a completely unknown
tradition in this country. He traveled to Turkey to learn the old
Zeybek rites by original masters of that artform.
The traditional dance is a allegory of his ancestry from a small
Westanatolian village. Modern Hip Hop stands for his urban identity
in Germany. In his first feature-length play Amigo merges both dance
forms with all their similarities and differences to something new -
ZEYBrEaK. In interaction with his alter ego Yavuz Topuz alias „Risc One” he shows up the antagonism between himself and his new born identity. These hybrid blanks are emphasized by the compositions of saz virtuoso Nevsat Akpinar. Akpinar fuses rhytmic structures from Zeybek and Hip Hop in intoxicating live formations drawn on European and Anatolian music traditions.
Century old beats meets urban bars.
Established in 1999, by founder and artistic director, Micaya, the San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest is now internationally known as THE prestigious event for presenting hip hop dance. Acknowledged as the FIRST festival dedicated to specifically honor and recognize the artistry of hip hop dance forms, the award-winning S.F. International Hip Hop DanceFest will present some of the most inspiring hip hop dance companies from all over the globe.
Kevin Powell, BK Nation, Hot 97, Vibe, Global Grind, New York Institute of Technology, and Prezi Partner On ‘YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!’
In an innovative and bold initiative to hear, support, and amplify the voices of young people, BK Nation, a new national organization focused on education, leadership, violence prevention, jobs, and civic engagement, is partnering with popular brands Hot 97, Vibe, Russell Simmons’ Global Grind, and Prezi to launch “YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!” The kick-off event will take place Wednesday, October 30, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in Mid-town Manhattan (1871 Broadway, between 61st and 62nd Streets), doors will open at 4:30 p.m.and the event begins at 5:30 p.m. This is a free event and ALL young people of all backgrounds are welcome.
Says Kevin Powell, BK Nation’s president and cofounder (“BK” stands for “Building Knowledge”): “BK Nation was created with one of our main goals being a bridge to information, services, and resources for our communities across America, both online and offline. Young people are clearly our most valuable resource. We have a great responsibility as adults, as influencers, to do everything in our power to make sure our youth and young adults are exposed to the very best life possibilities and opportunities. And we must also help create safe spaces where they can speak, and where we must listen, without judgment or criticism, to what they feel, want, need.”
YOUTH TRUTH will be a regular quarterly event beginning in 2014 (March, June, September, and December) featuring djs, music, poetry, dance, skits, demonstrations and most importantly, a very real and lively conversation for and by young people. Kevin Powell will serve as moderator of this first gathering and every YOUTH TRUTH will focus on “action steps” and “solutions”; and the importance of younger people getting involved in their communities, schools, college campuses, as well as other ways to affect social change, for themselves and for their peers. There will be a few dozen organizations and agencies tabling at YOUTH TRUTH with a wide range of information, resources, and tools around education, violence and bullying, HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution, jobs and internships, and more.
For more information on BK Nation please visit www.bknation.org/our-mission/ and follow on Twitter @BKNationOrg
Join Words Beats & Life and some of DeCiphers best DJ’s spinning some of the best music from two legendary labels in hip-hop, Bad Boy and Roc-A-Fella.
FREE for #wblmvps (monthly donors)
DJ Gemini (WKYS)
With Diamond Cutterz
Ron dj’Rbi Brown (WPFW)
Javier Dj-jav Velasco
DJ 2Tone Jones (WPFW)
DJ Paul Howard (HU)
All proceeds from this party will support the Bum Rush the Boards Hip-Hop Chess Tournament happening on November 2nd.