Black in The Bay: 5 Places to Celebrate Black History and Culture During Super Bowl Weekend

It’s Super Bowl 50 weekend, but it’s also Black History Month too! Who says you can’t do both? When you’re in the muhfuggin‘ Bay/Yay Area–often described as one of America’s most diverse and thriving artistic and cultural hubs–there are no limits of things to do and explore. With all the Super Bowl festivities going on, including parties… More Black in The Bay: 5 Places to Celebrate Black History and Culture During Super Bowl Weekend

Digital Blackness: Googling Black History Just Got Over 5,000 Clicks Better

Take me into the museum and show me myself, show me my people, show me soul America. – June Jordan, 1969 It’s that time again. You know, February, the month when Black churches, libraries, museums and other cultural institutions across the country host a variety of events and public programs to commemorate Black History Month. Well this year, Google… More Digital Blackness: Googling Black History Just Got Over 5,000 Clicks Better

#StraightOuttaArchives | Talib Kweli Tours Cornell University’s Hip Hop Collection

*This post has been updated to reflect The Hip Hop Collection’s current holdings of 200,000 materials. In the original post, I cited more than 15,000. In case you missed it, Talib Kweli recently shared his tour of Cornell University’s Hip Hop and Rare Books Collection located in the Carl A. Kroch Library, giving all of his followers an… More #StraightOuttaArchives | Talib Kweli Tours Cornell University’s Hip Hop Collection

Check Out Weeks 3 & 4 of Kym Keeton’s Hip Hop Information Literacy Lecture

Class is officially in session! Be sure to check out Kym Keeton’s blog and weekly lecture series on Hip Hop Information Literacy. Professor Keeton is an Academic Art Librarian and Assistant Professor at Lincoln University of Missouri. Source: LECTURE: WEEK 3&4 | Voices and Movements of the Hip Hop Generation

Tech Cypher: Highlights from the #Tech808 Oakland Conference

This past Saturday I attended Tech808, a one-day Hip Hop inspired tech conference for minority and millennial entrepreneurs hosted by The Phat Startup. For those less familiar, The Phat Startup is an integrated media company that produces premium content for all levels of entrepreneurs with a mission to bridge the gap between Hip Hop culture, tech,… More Tech Cypher: Highlights from the #Tech808 Oakland Conference

Harlem’s Studio Museum Director Thelma Golden to Plan Obama’s Presidential Library

Who’s preserving your legacy? That’s definitely a question President Barack Obama has given much consideration as he moves towards the end of his presidential term. On July 30, 2015, The Barack Obama Foundation announced that Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, was selected by President Obama to join the Board of Directors for the Barack… More Harlem’s Studio Museum Director Thelma Golden to Plan Obama’s Presidential Library