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IPS – Egypt Revolution Makes It Worse for Women | Inter Press Service

IPS – Egypt Revolution Makes It Worse for Women | Inter Press Service | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Egypt Revolution Makes It Worse for Women - During the uprising that toppled Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak women stood shoulder to shoulder with men in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, pressing the revolution’s demands for freedom, justice and dignity.
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The power of the people is much stronger than the people in power. Hip Hop is a social invention for increasing the participation of youngsters who are often left out of community development processes.
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The Illipsis: on Ferguson, riots and human limits - YouTube

In this second installment of The Illipsis, Jay Smooth looks back at the week's events in Ferguson and asks how we can truly apply Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Kin...
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 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's advice that "riots are the language of the unheard."

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A hip-hop state of mind : The Lancet Psychiatry

A hip-hop state of mind. By - Akeem Sule, Becky Inkster
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The global popularity of hip-hop has transformed the culture from the inner-city streets of New York City (NY, USA) into a multibillion-dollar industry within about 40 years.  Hip-hop music is a worldwide platform for self-expression and unification. It has a unique capability to translate across cultures, languages, and socioeconomic boundaries. 

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Should We Be Optimists or Pessimists on China? – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Should We Be Optimists or Pessimists on China? – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
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Illustrate your opinion: artists draw in support of Hong Kong protesters | South China Morning Post

Illustrate your opinion: artists draw in support of Hong Kong protesters | South China Morning Post | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
'A picture speaks a thousand words' may be an old saying but nothing could be more appropriate when it comes to the following series of illustrations by artists seeking to offer support to Occupy HK. Theses bold images offer an insight into conditions on the ground as well as showing how events are being viewed from abroad. 
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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists threaten more protests if demands not met

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong remained defiant and on the streets on Tuesday evening. Despite the rain, tens of thousands of people, part of the Occupy Central movement, continued...
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5 Steps to Social Change Through Digital Engagement

5 Steps to Social Change Through Digital Engagement | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
@msmagazine: Digital media expert @sarahgranger reveals how women can change the world w/few strategic online moves http://t.co/QBTn1t6H2K
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Dictatorship to democracy: 17 lessons from Indonesia - The Guardian

Dictatorship to democracy: 17 lessons from Indonesia - The Guardian | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
The Guardian Dictatorship to democracy: 17 lessons from Indonesia The Guardian Democracy is up to the people: A successful democracy does not rely on a single personality or an elected leader. All people need to partake in political processes.
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Collective Impact – Revolutionising Social Change - Pro Bono Australia

Collective Impact – Revolutionising Social Change - Pro Bono Australia | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Collective Impact – Revolutionising Social Change Pro Bono Australia While cooperative approaches are not new to the Not for Profit sector, many people are realising the way they have been working isn't getting the results they hoped for, a...
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2003 - Former CIA Director on Targeting Saudi Arabia, Mubarak, Syria, and Libya - YouTube

In 2003, former CIA Director, James Woolsey, commented on targeting Arab regimes and being on the side of the Arab people. Interesting comments in light of t...
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Hundreds of thousands vote in Hong Kong democracy 'poll' in defiance of Beijing

Hundreds of thousands vote in Hong Kong democracy 'poll' in defiance of Beijing | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Nearly 600,000 votes have been cast in three days of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by the former (#Adult #Porn #STD Hundreds of thousands...
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BOVARD: How Obama whoops up democracy - Washington Times

BOVARD: How Obama whoops up democracy - Washington Times | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
BOVARD: How Obama whoops up democracy Washington Times As his foreign policy becomes more bollixed by the week, President Obama is taking refuge by whooping up democracy. In Warsaw, Poland, earlier this month, Mr.
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Saving Tanzania's Underground Hip Hop Scene — Global Issues

Saving Tanzania's Underground Hip Hop Scene — Global Issues | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
ARUSHA, Tanzania, Jun 18 (IPS) - Inside a dark, cramped, music studio on Arusha's hillside slum of Kijenge Juu, a thumping hip hop beat rattles the window-less room.
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The world is yours: Kids take the lead in the climate fight

The world is yours: Kids take the lead in the climate fight | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
When it comes to protecting the planet and our overburdened neighborhoods, young people are taking matters into their own hands.
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Media Development 4/2014 on Hip Hop and graffiti

Media Development 4/2014 on Hip Hop and graffiti | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
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Hip hop and graffiti affirm identity and open up space for alternative views and opinions. As early forms of social media, graffiti and hip hop can be said to embody true freedom of expression. But who is listening? And more to the point – for good or ill – who is acting on what they hear? This cool issue of Media Development covers some of the ground

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Holistic Wellness for the Hip Hop Generation (Supa Nova Slom) Pt. 3 - YouTube

Visit http://soulfulbodymind.com for Holistic information Also check out http://supanovaslom.com for Supa Nova Slom (Queen Afua's son) Part 4 http://www.yout...
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How Students Seized the Lead in Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Campaign

How Students Seized the Lead in Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Campaign | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
An older generation of professors and others had been planning a mass demonstration. Then a boycott of college classes unleashed students to the streets.
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Is ‘Big Data’ Actually Reinforcing Social Inequalities? | The Nation

Is ‘Big Data’ Actually Reinforcing Social Inequalities? | The Nation | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
An increasingly technologized world makes life easier...for some people, anyway.
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Maybe it’s time that our digital ethics were upgraded to match our technologized economy

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'94 Week: Why 1994 Is Hip-Hop's Greatest Year Ever | Vibe

'94 Week: Why 1994 Is Hip-Hop's Greatest Year Ever | Vibe | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
With classics by Biggie, Nas, OutKast and Scarface as proof, we’re stamping 1994 as the greatest year in rap, when hip-hop became whole. Argue us ('94 Week: Here's why 1994 is hip-hop's greatest year.
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Senegal’s hip hop news broadcast is rapping what’s happening

Senegal’s hip hop news broadcast is rapping what’s happening | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
MCs take the mic as anchors in weekly bilingual news show delivered in verse on TV and online
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Snowden to Hackers: Your Tech Skills Can Save Democracy - Tom's Guide

Snowden to Hackers: Your Tech Skills Can Save Democracy - Tom's Guide | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Reuters Snowden to Hackers: Your Tech Skills Can Save Democracy Tom's Guide NEW YORK — Hackers and other technologically skilled people have a "civic duty" to educate those less tech-savvy on how to use encryption and other security and privacy...
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Can Thailand save its democracy? - Washington Post

Can Thailand save its democracy? - Washington Post | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Can Thailand save its democracy? Washington Post DEMOCRACY'S VITAL signs are fading fast in Thailand, three months after its 12th coup d'etat.
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Hot Arabic Rap Hip Hop Instrumental

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Cyberattacks disrupt Hong Kong democracy drive - USA TODAY

Cyberattacks disrupt Hong Kong democracy drive - USA TODAY | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
USA TODAY Cyberattacks disrupt Hong Kong democracy drive USA TODAY BEIJING — Democracy activists in Hong Kong will hold an unofficial referendum starting Friday over the politically sensitive issue of who should get to choose the city's next leader...
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Witness to Fatal Shooting of Palestinians Reports Threats From Israeli Soldiers

Witness to Fatal Shooting of Palestinians Reports Threats From Israeli Soldiers | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Human Rights Watch reported that a Palestinian whose security cameras recorded the fatal shooting of two teenagers last month said he was threatened by Israeli soldiers this week.
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Lupe Fiasco – 'Next To It' (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) - HipHop-N-More

Lupe Fiasco – 'Next To It' (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign) - HipHop-N-More | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Lupe Fiasco is back today with the 2nd single for his upcoming album Tetsuo & Youth titled 'Next To It' featuring Ty Dolla $ign. With a funky instrumental provided by Ty Dolla $ign & Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra, Lupe and Ty kick ...
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