Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture

Soft Skull Press, 2004 - 209 pagina's
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Hip Hop activism, a joining of a musical genre with political action, is a highly ambiguous term that encompasses a range of initiatives, from those that are genuinely attempting to affect public policy to largely self-promotional efforts that are more about getting media exposure for celebrities than addressing the cause they are allegedly representing.
For too long, Bynoe maintains, Black leaders have only been "Charismatic Leaders," and have largely functioned as "spokespersons" delivering complaints and exhortations to the White power structure. Bynoe is passionate about the need for a new generation of Black leadership and civic and political organizations to instead actively engage in a policy-centered relationship with the White power structure, not only in field of government but also in economics and media. This understanding, Bynoe argues, should be premised on the principle that political power comes from influence and influence comes from the ability to delivery (or deny) money, votes or both to a political candidate, legislator or political party; in the words of MC Lyte, all the rest is "chitter chatter".

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The essays and interviews collected in this volume are passionately addressed to one of the most troubling enigmas of contemporary American life: why is it that the African-American community has ... Volledige recensie lezen

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"Where hip hop seeks to define a specific group reality within society, politics seeks to define society in general. In basic terms, raising awareness about police brutality through a song is hip hop ... Volledige recensie lezen

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A cultural critic, political analyst, and public speaker, Bynoe’s writings have appeared such publications as:, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs,,, QBR: Black Books Review and The Black World Today and in several anthologies including: National Urban League’s 2001 State of Black America; Rhythm and Business: The Political Economy of Black Music (Akashic); Race and Resistance: African Americans in the 21st Century (South End) and America Now! (Bedford/St.Martins). She has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor as well as numerous regional radio programs. She has also been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, and Black Enterprise. Bynoe began her formal involvement with Hip Hop as the publisher of Full Disclosure: The Business of Hip-Hop, a newsletter dedicated to empowering rap artists and entrepreneurs about the business side of the music industry. Public Enemy's, Chuck D said of the publication, "I carry it with me as a reminder of how important it is to be on top of the game instead of caught up in the hype." Ms. Bynoe holds a B.A. from Howard University and a J.D from Fordham University.

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