Hip Hop Education

Hip Hop Literacy at Artisphere in Arlington, VA

During the last week of July, Asheru led the first of his Hip Hop Educational Literacy Program (H.E.L.P.) workshop series at Artisphere in Arlington, VA, and it was a truly amazing experience! Using the Mos Def song, "New World Water", and H.E.L.P. workbooks, students had the chance to assemble in Artisphere's Dome Theatre for a multimedia workshop exploring the many uses and abuses of water around the world. From water scarce communities like in Angola, Africa, to water ravished communities like New Orleans, LA, and extremely water polluted areas such as the Gulf Coast in the Southeastern part...

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How harmful is media to urban youth?

How harmful is media to urban youth? By Chris Miller, for Akron Citizen Journalist The most damaging influence to inner-city youth might not be found on the street corner, but inside of the television, according to presenters at a recent conference in Akron. “Black children watch more TV than any other group,” said Dr. John Queener, clinical director of the Minority Behavioral Health Group and an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Akron. Add this to the belief that African-Americans are stereotyped negatively on TV, he said, and “our children are watching...

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Asheru in Capetown, SA performs for “Equal Education for All” Rally

This was a moving moment, I had the honor of performing alongside HHP in support of several thousand student protesters in Cape Town, South Africa. Organized by Equal Education (EE), a  community member organization that advocates for quality and equality in the South African education system and engages in evidence-based activism for improving all of the nation’s schools. On this day, they assembled students in Capetown to rally to increase the number of libraries in the nation's schools. Currently there are only 8% of schools with suitable libraries, so they took to the streets demanding...

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H.E.L.P. is on the Way!!

Here is the newest commercial for H.E.L.P., the Hip Hop Educational Literacy Program...

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The District Rhyme, Teaser #1

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Youth Empowerment Through Hip-Hop

The S.H.A.R.P. program in Washington, DC encourages students to express themselves through hip-hop. By writing lyrics, rapping, and creating music tracks, the students are empowered to speak openly about their identities and life experiences.

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Guerilla Arts Teacher Template (Download)

Guerilla Arts Teacher template for download

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