How has the globalization of hip-hop affected East African Youth?

The spread of hip-hop onto the global sphere can present somewhat of a paradox. On the one hand, hip-hop is a symbolic fight by the weak against oppressive forces; forces who have dominated social, economic, and political wealth throughout time.  On the other hand, hip-hop has become such a global phenomenon that the “invisible hand”…

The power of Monsanto driving people to locally farm, commune, even produce their own money

The Monsanto Movement is gaining intense momentum  – and it’s not only against the monopolization and mono-culturing of food production. Hundreds of protesters came together today for Denver’s Millions Against Monsanto march; many of whom came to promote the values of self-sufficient communities. Groups like Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, a 100-member self-sufficient community in…