Five Questions with WPSC Keynote Jasiri X

Jasiri X is a rap artist, mentor, educator and founder of One Hood Media. He will be presenting a keynote address and workshop at the upcoming White Privilege Symposium at Brock University Sept. 30-Oct.1. The following is a Q&A with Jasiri X. Q: Why is a conversation about white privilege[…]

Many Rivers to Cross Social Justice Music and Arts Festival

Janet Dickerson, (646) 770-3276 | PR@sankofa.org Info@sankofa.org for all other inquiries. For Immediate Release July 14, 2016 – NEW YORK, NY – Today Sankofa.org, the social justice organization founded by legendary actor, entertainer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte, announced the launch of “Many Rivers To Cross” – the largest Music and[…]

Chillz Chew’d Interviews Episode 3: Special Guest Jasiri X

  This Interview features conscious artists/activist Jasiri X! Bringing an uplifting message to the people, topics range from (Age of Awakening, Media Promoted Violence, New Music, & Greatest Lesson In Life) Welcome to “Chillz Chew’d Interviews” the only place where elevating questions meets dope rhymes! Hosted by Chillz Muzik (@ChillzMuzik)[…]

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[…]