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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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President Obama’s State of the Union Address — Remarks As Prepared for Delivery — Medium

President Obama’s State of the Union Address — Remarks As Prepared for Delivery — Medium | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
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There is a ritual on State of the Union night in…
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Charlie Hebdo: over waarden en barbarij

Charlie Hebdo: over waarden en barbarij | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
In de nasleep van de verschrikkelijke terroristische aanslag op Charlie Hebdo worden grote woorden niet geschuwd – liefst met zo weinig mogelijk nuance.
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Top 20 Most Popular Democracy Now! Interviews of 2014

Top 20 Most Popular Democracy Now! Interviews of 2014 | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
As 2014 comes to an end, we look back at the 20 interviews that were watched and shared most widely on our website.
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Inside China: Tianamen rebel practices democracy in Taiwan

Inside China: Tianamen rebel practices democracy in Taiwan | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
The global Chinese community is abuzz about an unusual event: A Tiananmen rebel exiled in Taiwan, renowned for his courage, charisma and extraordinary personal narrative, has declared his candidacy for a seat as an independent in the island...
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Noam Chomsky (2014) "What Would A Democracy Look Like?"

Full Speech + Q&A -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qzliIR3TU8 Date - May 22, 2014.
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PB Hassan - Fuck Hip Hop - YouTube

Worldwide HipHop Music htttp:vibedeck.com/pbhassan-2-fuck-hip-hop PB HASSAN/Facebook Twitter:@PB_HASSAN
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A Binding Global Agreement on Climate Change Will Remain Elusive

A Binding Global Agreement on Climate Change Will Remain Elusive | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Individual countries' varying needs and priorities will dilute any worldwide agreement on lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
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Hands Up, Don’t Speak

Hands Up, Don’t Speak | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Professional athletes take up the Black Lives Matter movement as the hip-hop community stays relatively silent
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Naughty By Nature | Hip Hop Hooray | Muppets Version - YouTube

Naughty By Nature | Hip Hop Hooray | Muppets Version - YouTube | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
The Muppets perform their version of the Naughty By Nature classic, “Hip Hop Hooray.” Starring Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, special appearance by Beaker....
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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2014 - NPR (blog)

All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2014 - NPR (blog) | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
As the year comes to a close, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton join NPR Music editors Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson to reflect on the best music of 2014.
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Arresting Democracy in Hong Kong - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal Arresting Democracy in Hong Kong Wall Street Journal As it happened, Mr.
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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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Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Scientists find what they say are clear signs that humans are beginning to damage oceans on an unprecedented scale.
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‘Empire,’ a Terrence Howard Drama on Fox

‘Empire,’ a Terrence Howard Drama on Fox | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
“Empire” is a classic ’80s-era nighttime soap opera retrofitted for the age of Jay Z and Beyoncé.
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Listen up, women are telling their story now | Rebecca Solnit

Listen up, women are telling their story now | Rebecca Solnit | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
The long read: Despite the ongoing pandemic of violence against women, the threats online and the harassment on the streets, women’s voices assumed an unprecedented power in 2014, writes Rebecca Solnit...
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You Can't Stop the Signal - World Policy Institute (blog)

You Can't Stop the Signal - World Policy Institute (blog) | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
(Subscribe to World Policy Journal here) From the Fall issue "Connectivity"
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Change Agents of 2014: Black Women on Social Media

Change Agents of 2014: Black Women on Social Media | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Issues of sexual harassment, rape culture, state-sponsored violence and structural racism were at the forefront of social-justice movements by women in 2014.
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Top 5 Richest Hip Hop Artists in the World | News, Facts & Other Information You Love - UncoverDiscover.com

Top 5 Richest Hip Hop Artists in the World | News, Facts & Other Information You Love - UncoverDiscover.com | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
RT @Guy_Directioner: Who Are The World’s Richest Rappers? Here’s the Top 5... http://t.co/sSeaRMBajK
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Hong Kong Protesters Lose a Last Bastion, but Vow to Go On

Hong Kong Protesters Lose a Last Bastion, but Vow to Go On | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Even in their defeat, the protesters, mostly college students, left with a new sense of political identity and a willingness to challenge the power holders in Beijing.
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US agency infiltrated Cuban hip-hop scene to spark youth unrest

US agency infiltrated Cuban hip-hop scene to spark youth unrest | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Investigation finds USAid recruited musicians ‘to break information blockade’ as part of covert social project
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Questlove is right, hip-hop is too silent on Ferguson and Garner - The Grio

Questlove is right, hip-hop is too silent on Ferguson and Garner - The Grio | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
In the wake of numerous well-publicized incidents of black men dying at the hands of police officers, one would think that hip hop artists would be at the forefront of creative and activist endeavo...
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I’ve been loyal for 30 years – but now I’m leaving Labour for the Green party

I’ve been loyal for 30 years – but now I’m leaving Labour for the Green party | Hip Hop for Social Change | Scoop.it
Richard Stein: Labour is no longer a radical campaigning force for social change, nor is it for working people. It’s time to move on
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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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