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Hip-hop lines to nursery rhymes: Rap song inspires book - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

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Hip-hop lines to nursery rhymes: Rap song inspires book Sioux Falls Argus Leader A lover of all things rap and hip-hop, Eisenhauer has set out to pay tribute to a '90s rap classic — Warren G's 1994 hit "Regulate" — by using the song's lyrics and...
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The teachers using rap and hip-hop to help students learn - Education - TES News

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Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News

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This article entails how a school in the UK has implemented hip-hop to learn new subjects and discussions on worldly issues such as discrimination and misogamy.

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Masia One visits 20 Ontario schools with 411 Initiative [Article] - HipHopCanada.com · HipHopCanada.com

Masia One visits 20 Ontario schools with 411 Initiative [Article] - HipHopCanada.com · HipHopCanada.com | The Better Principle | Scoop.it

Young people across Ontario are now more educated on women’s image issues after another school tour by 411 Initiative For Change reached twenty schools. From March 21 to April 1, a multimedia presentation led by rapper/singer Masia One and actress/playwright Anita Majumbar travelled the province in hopes of enlightening young girls on topics such as body image, self esteem, racism, careers, healthy relationships and bullying (including cyber bullying).


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European Hip-Hop Travelogue Vol. 4 – London » Blog Archive » World Hip Hop Market

European Hip-Hop Travelogue Vol. 4 – London » Blog Archive » World Hip Hop Market | The Better Principle | Scoop.it

Andrew Bridge’s fourth instalment in World Hip Hop Market’s European hip-hop travelogue. This time Andrew makes his first pilgrimage to London, a city renowned for its storied hip-hop past and a city that is in the midst of one of the most powerful out-growths of socially-conscious lyrical artistry in the entire world hip-hop cultural pantheon!


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Students send anti-dropout message via hip-hop

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A week's work had wrapped on the teen radio show, Studio 4 All Access Top 4 Countdown, and among those listening to the playback at St...

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Colombian Hip-Hop Artists, Victims of Medellín’s Wave of Violence · Global Voices

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Residents of Colombia's Comuna 13, a neighborhood in Medellín infamous for its high levels of insecurity, are mourning the deaths of two well-known hip-hop artists who were killed in the last two weeks, as a wave of violence continues to target...

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Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference Held at Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library - The Sacramento Bee

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 28-29, 2012, Hip Hop scholars, educators, students and artists are convening at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W.

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Science Action Clubs: Bringing Technology and Action Into Afterschool

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The California Academy of Sciences' Science Action Clubs ignite the spark for science in middle school youth. These action-filled science clubs occur once per week during the school year in after-school programs at several ...

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Music underlies language acquisition, theorists propose

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Contrary to the prevailing theories that music and language are cognitively separate or that music is a byproduct of language, theorists advocate that music underlies the ability to acquire language.

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Most Americans May Be Obese by 2030

Most Americans May Be Obese by 2030 | The Better Principle | Scoop.it
Obesity is on track to affect millions and cost billions, scientists warn.
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Youth Empowerment Synergy Introduces Voices Of The Youth Project

Youth Empowerment Synergy Introduces Voices Of The Youth Project | The Better Principle | Scoop.it

The General Manager of the Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES) Mad. Rhoda Mahama has indicated that the youth empowerment synergy has introduced voices of the youth project, which will be giving rising concern over insufficient attention to critical issues affecting youth in Ghana and lack of structures for mainstreaming youth into national policy making.

 

In this project, YES and other partners are providing an opportunity for the youth to articulate their concerns and to make policy inputs through the voices of the youth projects.

 

“Some major activities of the projects include, youth dialogue with presidential and parliamentary candidates, youth conference on oil and gas, national voices of youth conference, national youth policy dialogue, high level meeting on financial youth development in Ghana and among others,” Mad. Rhoda noted.


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Youth participation in local government and sustainable urban planning

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The importance of youth participation in local government is a key dimension of the succes of sustainable urban planning. It allows young people and urban citizens taking ownership of the city strategy, thus creating bottom-up implementation and mobilizing local ressources. Encouraging youth participation in local policy should focus on empowering young people, inviting policy makers to share decision with young people so as to reach youth mainstreaming.

 

Toneta examines Youth and its possibilities for networking. Intense exchange among the different stakeholders involved in the project so as to prepare the meeting showing the importance of youth policies as a result of synergies that can be enhanced through town twinning and networking.


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How early social deprivation impairs long-term cognitive function

How early social deprivation impairs long-term cognitive function | The Better Principle | Scoop.it
Children who suffer severe neglect have cognitive impairments as adults.

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'Cats' gets rap twist for West End revival - Yahoo News

'Cats' gets rap twist for West End revival - Yahoo News | The Better Principle | Scoop.it
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Lloyd Webber said he was making the character of Rum Tum Tugger a rapping street cat because "I've come to the conclusion that ...
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An education in hip hop

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NORTH OAKVILLE – A unique teacher at a unique North Oakville school is using a unique method to show her students the joy of learning.

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Radio Girls | Calgary 2012 Grassroots Inspired Grants

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RT @Worldviews2012: #RadioGirls promoting youth engagement, community development & why Calgary is awesome!
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Setting boundaries in youth work:How much do I share about me?

Setting boundaries in youth work:How much do I share about me? | The Better Principle | Scoop.it

Setting boundaries in youth work is one of the most used skills in our kitbag. But how do we know how much we can share about ourselves with our young people?

 

Really good read on an issue that I think everyone who works with youth has scratched their head over at one time or another!

 

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A Hilarious Look At Why MTV Doesn't Play Music ... - Hip-Hop Wired

A Hilarious Look At Why MTV Doesn't Play Music ... - Hip-Hop Wired | The Better Principle | Scoop.it
You ever wonder why MTV doesn't show Music Videos anymore? This should help you out.

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From protests to participation, youth call for more organized political engagement

From protests to participation, youth call for more organized political engagement | The Better Principle | Scoop.it

Addis Ababa, 2 November 2012 (ECA) – Youth representatives and experts attending the International Conference on “Youth and Democratization in Africa: Lessons Learned and Comparative Experiences ended three days of dialogue with recommendations aimed at better engagement of youth in political processes.

 

Held from 1-3 November 2012 in Addis Ababa, the Conference underscored that the uprisings of young people around the world are clear manifestations of unemployment, marginalization, unsound social policies as well as corruption, exclusion, political dictatorship and denial of basic rights.

 

They noted that young people are keen on the promise of democracy and the basic attainments of equality, social and economic inclusion and accountability. However, high unemployment is driving the youth to violence and crime. They stressed addressing youth unemployment with appropriate policies should be a major policy initiative of governments, political parties and development partners across Africa.”

 

Participants also called for proper engagement of youth at all levels of development as this is crucial to preparing them to be responsible youth and adults. “African governments should increase youth participation in governance and consider affirmative action for young people in structures such as the parliament and the Executive,” they said.


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Conference Showcases Hip-Hop as a Learning Tool

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The power of music was on full display at PCC Cascade Campus this past Friday as the Journey to Freedom (JTF) Project hosted its Teaching With a Purpose Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was Infusing Hip Hop Into Education.

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Prejudice can cause depression at the societal, interpersonal, and intrapersonal levels

Prejudice can cause depression at the societal, interpersonal, and intrapersonal levels | The Better Principle | Scoop.it
Although depression and prejudice traditionally fall into different areas of study and treatment, a new article suggests that many cases of depression may be caused by prejudice from the self or from another person.

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Can 'Urban Farming' Spur Job Growth and Better Health? | Video

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In West Oakland, California, a non-profit group called Planting Justice is making use of the city's 1,200 acres of empty lots and planting edible food. This is leading to ecological eduction and job opportunities...and access to healthy food.
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Fears over young offenders held in adult prisons

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Increasing numbers of young offenders are being held in adult prisons with wings or single cells being “re-designated” as young offender institutions, it has been claimed.


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Lupe Fiasco counters anti-Islam video

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While protests spread over a video offensive to Muslims, rapper Lupe Fiasco promotes the hashtag #MuhammadShowedMe.

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