Writer dream hampton might have upset the balance of the Black Twitter online space earlier Monday after she was critical of Deray McKesson. Earlier, McKesson agreed to meet with Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, which prompted hampton to suggest that the prominent activist was not a true member of the #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) movement.
Jasiri X has made a name for himself as a politically-charged and outspoken Hip-Hop artist, working both as a community activist, as well as a recording artist. The Pittsburgh rapper won $30,000 via fellowship award based on his artistic and activist endeavors.
The efforts of the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective, a Hip-Hop community center in the Bronx, to provide educational workshops and support to area youth is expanding. The group recently announced plans to open a community library using the backdrop of Hip-Hop and activism as part of its allure.