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Dr. Raphael Travis, Jr.

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Dr. Raphael Travis, Jr.

Dr. Raphael Travis Jr., LCSW, is an Associate Professor at Texas State University – San Marcos School of Social Work.  He holds degrees from University of Virginia, University of Michigan, and University of California at Los Angeles.

Rhymes: Boogie Down Productions “My Philosophy,” Public Enemy “Can’t Truss It,” and Talib Kweli ft. Jean Grae “Black Girl Pain”

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Click here to download Dr. Travis’ Interview

More Info on Dr. Travis:

Dr. Travis’ Interview with inSocialWork Podcast

FlowStory

A Profile via the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Dr. Travis’ Faculty Profile

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DJ Hoodwink “Tired of Ducking U x Your Triumph”

 Talib Kweli “New Leaders”

Chance the Rapper “Dear Chicago Summer”

Hotel de Ville (Kanye West)

Hotel de Ville (Kanye West)

MC Melodee

MC Melodee

MC Melodee

MC Melodee has been active in the music industry for over 15 years. Next to being writer, performer and leader of her band La Melodia with whom she performed all over the globe, she leads a Peer Education Project and is director of a platform for female hiphop artists “Dam Dutchess” in her home base Amsterdam.

Rhymes: Slum Village “The Look of Love,” Madlib “Yo Yo Affair,” and Minnie Riperton “Inside My Love”

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Click here to download Melodee’s interview

More Info on Melodee:

MCMelodee.com

MC Melodee on Facebook

@MCMelodee

Dam Dutchess

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Jamilah King

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Jamilah King

 Jamilah King is a writer based in New York City. Currently a senior editor at Colorlines, her writing focuses mostly on media, race, and culture. Her work has appeared on Salon, MSNBC, the American Prospect, Al Jazeera, The Advocate, and in the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She’s also a music junkie and an unabashed Bay Area sports fan.

Rhymes: JT The Bigga Figga “Game Recognize Game,” Talib Kweli “Get By,” and Louis Logic “Dos Factotum”

Reasons:

Click here to download Jamilah’s interview

More Info on Jamilah:

JamilahKing.com

@JamilahKing

Jamilah at Colorlines

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Toni Blackman

Toni Blackman

Toni Blackman

Toni Blackman is the first Hip Hop artist selected to work as a Cultural Ambassador with the US Department of State.She is an Echoing Green Fellow, an alum of Soros Foundation’s OSI fellowship, creator of Freestyle Union Cipher Workshop and Rhyme Like A Girl. Toni is both highly respected as an artist and social entrepreneur having performed at a host of festivals and legendary venues including the Roxy in L.A. and with her band at Apollo in NYC.  This influence led to Toni being honored by DOVE soap’s 2012 Real Woman campaign.  Toni has performed, led workshops and spoken in 34 different countries including ASPEN Institute’s World Summit on Creativity in Oman, the Pio Manzu Conference in Italy, the World Social Forum in Barcelona, a featured speaker at Chicago Ideas Week, TEDx UMass at Amherst and most recently at Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays. She has shared stages with the likes of Erykah Badu, Mos Def, KRS One, Vernon Reid, Meshell, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Gokh Bi System and Youssou Ndour. Toni’s next book, “Wisdom of the Cipher” will be released Spring 2014 along with music from her Hip Hop Meditation project, and a memoir of her work in Hip Hop diplomacy, “Travels of a Lyrical Ambassador”, later in 2014. “Inner-Course”, her first book was released in 2003 (Villard/Random House). Toni earned her B.A. and M.A. at Howard University. She was recently featured in Forbes Magazine and on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.  Toni leads workshops, lectures, consults and performs.

Rhymes: Eric B. & Rakim “Eric B. is President,” Goodie Mob “Cell Therapy,” The Fugees “Ready or Not”

Reasons:

Click here to download Toni’s interview

More Info on Toni:

ToniBlackman.com

@ToniBlackman

Toni Blackman on Soundcloud

Article on Toni in Forbes

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