Category: Race and Music

White Romanticization of Hip Hop Culture

The Whitewashing of Hip Hop Culture The debate of cultural appropriation still rages on, from hair to clothing, to tattoos, and even evolving into music genres as well. Not too many years ago, Miley Cyrus

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The Rise and Fall of Vee-Jay Records

Origin Passionate about starting a black record label, Vivian and James Bracken borrowed $500 from a pawnbroker to start a black owned black music label. As a result, they coined their initials, V and J,

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Timeless

I created this poster to recognize brilliant Black artist and genres that blessed this country with their creativity from the 60’s to the 80’s. Many of the artist on this poster are my personal favorites,

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Everlasting Love in the 1960’s

Funk music originated in the mid 1960’s in African American communities. It became a very popular genre of the 1970s and 1980s, it consisted of a mixture of soul music, jazz, and R&B. The most notable Funk

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One Page Wisdom – Jada Mitchell

Race in this country has always been a topic of rights and equality. When I think about music I think of all the success and failures black musicians have had along the way. This country

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Wisdom on Black People and Music

Music is the pulse of the nation. Music reflects the times and delivers a raw and unfiltered view on what the human experience is like at the time. No matter how hard the powers that

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One Page Wisdom

As Jay-Z’s “ The Story of O.J.” alludes to racism throughout media/music since the commencement of America, he puts light on a huge point. No matter how far we go, or how much we succeed,

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Wisdom

The Story of OJ by Jay-Z: What are you going to do to move forward? All my life, I was told how smart I was, how strong I was, how black I was, how everything

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Race Records

By: Leah Adams and Bria Harrell Blues, jazz, R&B, funk, rap and hip-hop are examples of genres of Black music that formed our way of life today, yet this music developed in a verifiable setting.

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Words of Wisdom by Kori Barnes

My Black Footprint African-Americans are a powerhouse when it comes to expressing our talents. We are funny, creative, hardworking, dedicated, and inspirational. It is no secret that we have influenced many genres of music and

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