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Got a Girl Crush On: Bronx Hip-Hop Collective to launch a ‘Radical’ library for youth

MOTT HAVEN (South Bronx) — Rappers feed off great beats, but they’re nourished by great books.
That’s one message the hip-hop-centric Rebel Diaz Arts Collective hopes to convey to local youth with a community library they will soon run out of their headquarters in a former candy factory by the Bruckner Expressway.
“I tell them, ‘The more you read, the iller you’ll be as an emcee,’” said Rodrigo Venegas, aka Rodstarz, one-third of the rap crew, Rebel Diaz, and a founding member of the cultural collective with an activist bent.
The roughly 20-member collective has partnered with Bluestockings, the independent Lower East Side bookstore, to amass about 300 mostly donated books on radical politics, Hispanic and black history and hip hop.
Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130205/mott-haven/bronx-hip-hop-collective-launch-radical-library-for-youth#ixzz2KG03anOL

Awesome project!
(via capitalnewyork: hiphopeducation)

Got a Girl Crush On: Bronx Hip-Hop Collective to launch a ‘Radical’ library for youth

MOTT HAVEN (South Bronx) — Rappers feed off great beats, but they’re nourished by great books.

That’s one message the hip-hop-centric Rebel Diaz Arts Collective hopes to convey to local youth with a community library they will soon run out of their headquarters in a former candy factory by the Bruckner Expressway.

“I tell them, ‘The more you read, the iller you’ll be as an emcee,’” said Rodrigo Venegas, aka Rodstarz, one-third of the rap crew, Rebel Diaz, and a founding member of the cultural collective with an activist bent.

The roughly 20-member collective has partnered with Bluestockings, the independent Lower East Side bookstore, to amass about 300 mostly donated books on radical politics, Hispanic and black history and hip hop.


Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130205/mott-haven/bronx-hip-hop-collective-launch-radical-library-for-youth#ixzz2KG03anOL

Awesome project!

(via capitalnewyorkhiphopeducation)

Got a Girl Crush On: Skateboarding in Kabul

A skateboarding park in Afghanistan might seem a little out of place, but in a country where nearly 70 percent of the population is under the age of 25, Oliver Percovich — the founder of the NGO Skateistan — decided there was an unique opportunity to work for peace. In Skateistan: The Story of Skateboarding in Afghanistan, Oliver explains, “The whole idea was that we’re building something for the kids, in Afghanistan, and it doesn’t matter if they’re poor, or rich, or coming from different ethnicities.” As soon as he loaned out a few boards, he says, “I saw the gleam in their eyes and knew they were hooked.” Since 2007, Skateistan has grown into an organization that employs youth from the street, teaches kids a new sport, and provides a please for boys and girls to play together.


Got A Girl Crush On: this little girl covering “Home” (by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetics Zeros) with her dad

omg omg omg the cuteness! THE CUTENESS!!!

happy weekend, friends.

(via laura)