Kola Boof, Senfo Tonkam and The Politics of Pan-Africanism

      Known mostly as a forced concubine of Osama bin-Laden Kola Boof is a poet and author who joined us this morning for a discussion of her work and the struggles toward pan-African unity.  Senfo Tonkam was back with us to also discuss these and related issues but also to share his experience … Continue reading Kola Boof, Senfo Tonkam and The Politics of Pan-Africanism

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In Defense and Appreciation of the Rap Music Mixtape as “National” and “Dissident” Communication

I Mix What I Like! In Defense and Appreciation of the Rap Music Mixtape as “National” and “Dissident” Communication in the International Journal of Communication. Jared A. Ball The rap music mixtape is hip hop’s original mass medium. Yet, despite its importance historically and its current relevance within hip hop, the mixtape remains one of … Continue reading In Defense and Appreciation of the Rap Music Mixtape as “National” and “Dissident” Communication