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Jasiri X Presenting at APAP|NYC

Join Jasiri X and CEO of 1Hood Media, Celeste Smith at APAP|NYC as they present, How to Succeed in Hip Hop Without Selling Your Soul – an in-depth discussion juxtaposing Hip Hop culture’s often negative impact on today’s society with conscious artists steadily working to combat it’s negativity with online[…]

Jasiri X Gives TEDxYouth Talk

Join Jasiri X for a few moments as he talks about how the mainstream media portrays the Black community and how he utilizes the power of social media to address it.  

NEWS & POLITICS- Re-Active- EP.#15: Jasiri X: Hip Hop and the Movement

Before Kendrick Lamar electrified the Grammys and Beyonce got mainstream America in “Formation,” rapper Jasiri X was making music with a message. His social justice-inspired approach to hip hop has won him countless fans – Angela Davis, Harry Belafonte, and Chuck D, to name a few. Molded by his experiences[…]

The 29th Annual MLK Community Celebration with Jasiri X at WSU

  This event includes the presentation from activist and Hip Hop Artist, Jasiri X. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Jasiri X is most known for his politically engaged lyrics and music videos discussing political candidates, urban poverty, and police violence. Jasiri uses Hip Hop to reach young people and raise social[…]

A Lesson in Social Justice

As violent images and controversial opinions make their way to the front pages of newspapers and social media, many teachers are working to guide their students through complex feelings and to help give them their own voices. Conversations about topics such as sexism, homophobia, racism, and class are no longer[…]

Jasiri X P4 Performance

Jasiri X is the first independent hip-hop artist to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate, which he received from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2016. This recognition grew out of the spiritual/political urgency and artistic vision he shared on songs like “Justice For Trayvon” and “Strange Fruit (Class of 2013),” which documented[…]

Reimagine Justice – Pittsburgh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE info@1hood.org Music and Activism Come Together for Reimagine Justice Event Community Event Raises Awareness About Voting and Justice Reform PITTSBURGH, PA (November 1, 2016) — Revolve Impact, AFL-CIO, and 1Hood host Reimagine Justice on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Kelly Strayhorn Theater[…]