The block parties, graffiti art, rapping, disc jockeying and diverse forms of dancing built Hip Hop by the black youth. They expressed their feelings, thoughts, but most importantly the problems they had to face, which were related to their race, gender and social positions. The rights that were given to black people during and after the Civil Rights Movement left the following generations at a lack of how to continue the fight for black rights. Hip Hop gave them this platform and with the usage of black nationalism, Hip Hop can explore the challenges that confront American-Americans in the post-Civil Rights Movement era. In the 1990’s Hip Hop lived its prime, sub genres started to appear and famous groups, MCs led the whole community, providing a voice to a group of people trying to deliver their message.
This face to face interview with Jeff Tarver, was a privilege to do, it opens my eyes up and encourage me to do more great things in this world. He encourages me to be a better person and never give up and the sky is the limit. Jeff Tarver reminds me of this statement I read in my book Public Personnel Management, chapter five which it covers the diversity and cultural competency. The quote that, “the demographics of the United State began to shift over the past few decades, leading to growth in the Asian, African American, and particularly, Latino populations”. By Jeff Tarver been a young African American he is leading to growth dealing with the workforce, because he was able to start his nonprofit organization which is call L.I.F.E.
Abstract: I Have a Dream is public speech made by Martin Luther King in Lincoln Memorial, 1963. It mainly talked about the equality problem of African American. Since Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans were waiting for the day when they were really free. However, even a hundred years later, the black people were still discriminated and their life still the same. I Have a Dream was written in such condition to fight for their own rights.
A few times in his speech, he chooses to repeat certain things in order to emphasize how important it is for the nation to be united and not divided by race or anything at all. King repeats certain things in hopes that the reader will have thoughts focused on the prominent issues of racism happening at the time. Issues such as those previously mentioned as, racism, segregation, unjust treatment of African American because of their skin color, etc. The effect that this repetition had on African Americans was very significant. The purpose of the repetition was to uplift and empower African Americans all across the nation so that they would not give up and continue to fight for their freedom because if they stop now, they will never get the just treatment that they deserve.
Two Civil Rights leaders who had the same dream, and a goal they wanted to achieve making equality possible in America. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X were both strong leaders, but had different views, religious outlooks, background, and were both assassinated in their prime. Martin Luther King Jr. grew up in Atlanta Georgia raised by his reverend mother Alberta Williams King, and his reverend father Martin Luther King Sr. The King family lived in a middle-class black section of the largest city in the south of Atlanta Georgia surrounded by lawyers, doctors, teachers, and black business owners. Martin Luther King Jr. was well educated he graduated Booker T. Washington high school at the age of 15 years old and attended college at Morehouse college.
For as long as I can remember, John F. Kennedy has been my biggest hero. Part of the reason I admire him so much is because of all that he accomplished in his lifetime. Before Kennedy became president, he risked his life to save a fellow sailor while he was in the Navy. As president, Kennedy fought for laws that would create a more just world. He advocated for gender an racial equality, as well as fair treatment for disabled people.
Hip Hop was the wildfire that started in the South Bronx and whose flames leapt up around the world crying out for change. James McBride’s Hip Hop Planet focuses on his personal interactions with the development of Hip Hop culture and his changing interpretations of the world wide movement. Many of his encounters and mentions in the text concern young black males and his writing follows an evolution in the representation of this specific social group. He initially portrays them as arrogant, poor, and uneducated but eventually develops their image to include the positive effects of their culture in an attempt to negate their historical misrepresentation. McBride begins his essay in high contrast to his intended purpose with an anecdotal discussion of his first encounters with Hip Hop music that inevitably represents black men as arrogant, aggressive, and poor.
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. were both two African American civil rights activists who were very prominent throughout history. They fought for what they believed in but in vastly different ways. Martin Luther King Jr. was born to a middle class family and was well educated. Malcolm X, on the other hand, grew up in a rather hostile environment with barely enough schooling. Both their speeches, “I Have a Dream” and “The Ballot or the Bullet” may have shared some common traits, but at the same time, differed greatly in various aspects.
On the other side, the story also is about the great leaders of the life, although these leaders share ideal innate traits in their personality but the fact that they lived the oppression and decide to face it is what makes them that great leader who left an eternal legacy and great merit on the humanity. This role model Emphasizing the infinite morals inspiring the worldwide. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in
The term we cannot be satisfied is repeated throughout a portion of King’s speech, followed by various examples of hatred acts towards the Black community. This repetition emphasizes his constant motif of unity and equality, as well as freedom for his fellow people. A more effective piece of repetition is the title of Dr. King’s speech, in which he addresses all the problems of discrimination bestowed upon the African Americans. Each problem is only the beginning of what the African Americans endure every day. The phrase “I have a dream…”(King) is preceded by dreams of a better future by each and every Black person in America.