On The Whoopi Goldberg Show, Goldberg interviews Ice T about the growth and controversial issues in hip hop, including gender attitudes, and his song "Cop Killer." Year 1992 in review on Yo MTV Raps hosted by Fab Five Freddy, featuring videos by Pete Rock and C.L.
Nappy tells the story of 10 black women who chose to stop straightening their hair and "go natural."
Hip Hop and Cultural Studies Collective at Horace H. Rackham Graduate School of Studies, University of Michigan. March 23 & 24, 2001. First Hip Hop conference at the University, panelists discuss hip hop's new place in the mainstream media. Discuss formation of the Hip Hop and Cultural Studies Collective, and it's goals for the future.
Debate and discussion of the idea of "Black English" versus "Standard American English"
Professor Morgan's lecture on the Underground and the Critic, and how to understand the hip hop critic. What is culture, and what is the extent to which hip hop is culture? Professor Morgan reviews the seven aspects of culture and the relationship between culture and knowledge, street knowledge. Took place at Emerson Hall at Harvard University.
Inauguration Address of Harold Washington, Chicago's 42nd Mayor (content of speech available at: http://www.chipublib.org/cplbooksmovies/cplarchive/mayors/washington_ina...)
Gullah Tales is a film fable for all ages as well as a delightful introduction to the origins of Gullah, on of America's most fascinating subcultures and dialects. Set in the rural South on a Sea Island plantation around 1830, the tales are spun by an old slaver storyteller who entertains plantation children with folktales.
Shot from the eye of the hurricane in South Central Los Angeles moments after the Rodney King verdict was announced, Matthew McDaniel’s footage is as raw as it gets. Capturing an open sore, where uprising met opportunism, the documentary is edited into a video nasty melange of sound bites, violent rhetoric and hopeless frustration.