This event convened by the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and their Eddie Conway Liberation Institute in Baltimore, MD. was a great honor and pleasure to participate in.  The goal was to try to help link the history of the Counter Intelligence Program to the historical shifts in hip-hop, popular culture and media.


Hip-Hop and Critical Consciousness


Many thanks to The Africa World Now Project, Dr. James Pope, Mwiza Munthali and Tim Jones, Tim Hicks of The Cornel West Theory and Ka’ba Akintunde for this event and conversation.

Words Matter: History and Rebellion at the Smithsonian


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Panel 3 #WordsMatter: Mobilization & Expressive culture

Moderators Jared Ball, Associate Professor of Communications, Morgan State University, Founder and Host, iMiXWHATiLiKE! (@imixwhatilike); and Mark Bolden, Asistant Professor of Counseling, Trinity College; with Sheila Pree Bright (@ShePreeBright), Photographer and Community Activist, Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux), Senior Editor Digital, Ebony; Jef Tate, DJ, Founder of Dogon Society; Jasiri X (@Jasiri_X), Emcee, Community Activist

Finding Joy In Resistance: Rosa Clemente


This was a talk given by Rosa Clemente April 26, 2015 in Colorado Springs at The Butler Center for Diversity and Inclusion.