In case you missed it, hip-hop scholar and activist Rosa Clemente talked at length about Afro-Latina identity at Cal State Los Angeles. It’s a perspective that’s worth resurfacing given all the recent hoopla about Latinos identifying as white. In it, she talks about placing Afro-Latinos within the black radical tradition.
“We need a very serious and healing discussion on depression for the Hip Hop generation. As one who suffers from depression myself, it breaks my heart to see those lose this very difficult and often lonely battle.” – After hearing of Chris Lighty’s death 8/30/12 Right now I should be finishing a paper for my
Breaking the Silence: Perpetual War = Perpetual Poverty MLK Day Rally and March Keynote: Rosa Clemente, Green Party 2008 VP Candidate Birmingham, AL 1/18/2010 Invite Rosa Clemente to moderate, host or speak at your event: Name:(required) Email:(required) Speaking Date: About Your Organization, School or Program:(required)
I was raised in the Catholic Church. From the moment I was placed under this religious institution, I was put in a situation where my savior would never look like me. For me Jesus Christ was a white men with blond hair and blue eyes. Much of my high-school years were spent going to church
Dead Prez blazed into hip hop in 1998 with the politically-charged single, “It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop.” Their Let’s Get Free album spoke about Black self-determination in a way no one else was doing at the time, in hip hop or out. They were signed to Loud Records, but got screwed when Loud closed its