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[WATCH] Hip-Hop & Feminism with Joan Morgan & Bakari Kitwana

Tweet your questions using the hashtag #RapSessions.
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#RapSessions on Hip-Hop & Feminism: TONIGHT @ 7 p.m. ET

is bringing YoungVoterLive back tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern for a discussion on hip-hop and feminism.

We’re going LIVE from West Virginia University in with two of the most fascinating thinkers on the intersection of gender and hip-hop music.

Bakari Kitwana and Joan Morgan will be debating the last decade of hip-hop political activism as it relates to both electoral politics and the phrase “hip-hop feminism,” which Morgan coined in 1999.

Tune in to YoungVoter & tweet your questions using the hashtag #RapSessions.

Have we progressed since the 1999 publication of Joan Morgan’s When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist and the publication of Bakari Kitwana’s The Hip-Hop Generation?

Stay tuned to weigh in tonight!


Party with a Purpose: Feb. 24th

Join the Atlanta League tomorrow to #PWAP at Burger Bar!

WHERE: Burger Bar, 186 Auburn Ave.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 24, 5-9 p.m.


[WATCH] Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama / Tea Party Era: LIVE TONIGHT

Join us tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern for a live streaming panel discussion on YoungVoter from the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville.

Panelists include our own Biko Baker (executive director at the League), Jasiri X (hip-hop artist/ activist), Rosa Clemente (Green Party vice-presidential candidate) and Adam Mansbach (author of Angry Black White Boy). The panel will be moderated by respected political analyst, Bakari Kitwana.

The interactive event explores ways that the election of Barack Obama, the emergence of the Tea Party and the shifting national political landscape have both strengthened and diminished hip-hop’s effectiveness at mobilizing young people.

So tune in, tweet it out, and let your voice be HEARD!