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Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu host Jasiri X

  With the political circus of the 2016 presidential election heating up, you can laugh or you can cry. Choose to laugh. Comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu have a shared curiosity about politics and our constantly changing electoral landscape. Whether it’s an interest in exposing[…]

Rapper Jasiri X Aims To Change Minds One Rhyme At A Time

Hip-hop artist and activist Jasiri X as photographed by  HEATHER MULL Singer-songwriter and activist Nina Simone once said, “An artist’s duty is to reflect the times.” Hip-hop artist and activist Jasiri X tries to keep Simone’s imperative at the core of what he does and has adopted the guidance as[…]

Jasiri X Tours with #SchoolsNotPrisons

#SchoolsNotPrisons is a free music and art tour that is partnering with California communities that have been impacted by the overuse of punishment and incarceration to ask the question: What really keeps us safe? For decades, California has been overspending on prisons under the mistaken idea that punishing and incarcerating[…]

Jasiri X Reflects On Recent Police Killings

Hip Hop Artist And Activist Reflects On Recent Police Killings Listen to story: Just over a year after Baltimore, Maryland was rocked by riots in the wake of Freddie Gray’s brutal death in police custody, the six officers indicted in the case have all been let off without charges.But then[…]

Jasiri X and David Banner lead a showcase of young talent for 1Hood Day

By Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1Hood Media isn’t necessarily looking to break the next Wiz Khalifa or Mac Miller out of Pittsburgh. Rather, the Pittsburgh-based organization is out to nurture young hip-hop talent, raise awareness about social justice matters and guide young rappers toward making an impact on the[…]

Jasiri X and 1Hood Media host 1Hood Day 2016

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 3, 2016) — We are proud to present 1Hood Day on Thursday, August 11, 2016 and Friday, August 12, 2016. Now in its second year, 1Hood Day is 1Hood’s annual Hip Hop festival. 1Hood hosts Part One of the celebration 5:00 –10 PM at Repair the World, 6022[…]

Jasiri X Named Hip Hop Ambassador for SOBWC IV, Newark, NJ Nov 2016

New York – The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) announced today Pittsburgh based Hip Hop activist Jasiri X will serve as the HIP Hop Ambassador for State of the Black World Conference IV (SOBWC IV) scheduled for November 16th– 20th in Newark, N. J. The recently released[…]

Moments in Silence: Making a Hip Hop Soundtrack for Body & Soul

by Idasa Tariq From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, silent films were “the thing” before IMAX and 3-D glasses. Silent films, with no recorded audio, were shown in a theater where there was space for an orchestra to play live music during the movie, making for a whole[…]

Join Jasiri X at the 2016 National Summit for Courageous Conversation

Join Jasiri X as he delivers the keynote address at The National Summit for Courageous Conversation (NSCC)!  The NSCC brings together dedicated leaders for racial equity from around the nation and across the globe to engage in a deepened conversation about systemic racism and its impact on opportunity and achievement[…]