Illin n' Chillin


A breeze for Mark

There was a small breeze that crawled through the graveyard in Vallejo, California. It seemed that that breeze was honoring along with us the amazing man Mark Flaherty who died January 28, 2016 at the age of forty-seven. When we got to the site of the funeral we saw a group of people spread out and waiting for the hearse.

Stevie Wonder's Activism Can't Be Laugh/Wash Away

Stevie Wonder's Activism Can't Be Laughed/Washed Away

 

As we all know, well at least Stevie Wonder's hard core fans, that Wonder is more than a musician from his days of fighting against apartheid of South Africa to donating his own money to make sure technology is accessible to people with disabilities to being the key activist/musician to push for a Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and even today as an UN Ambassador of people with disabilities.  

 

Krip-Hop Nation Breaks Down Lyrics Series continues with George TraGiC Doman Remix Tupac Brenda Got A Baby

Welcome back to Krip-Hop Nation Breaks Down Lyrics Series in this issue we talk about George TraGiC Doman remake of Tupac Shakur’s 1991 song “Brenda’s Got a Baby”. This project was a collaboration between Krip-Hop Nation, Rob Da Noize Temple, music producer. We were going to make a video but it never came together.

Black Disabled Radical Activism Back in The Day: Harriet Tubman 2016

 Do you know Harriet Tubman bought property for a home for elderly and disabled free Black people.

The Blues Guide Boy Story From His Son, Josh White Jr.

Leroy F. Moore: Jr.: Thanks you so much for agreeing to do an interview it means a lot to me. You are the son of a great Folk/Blues artist/activist, Josh White Sr. What have you learned from your father musically and social justice?

Josh White Jr.: Dad used to say if you don’t believe what you saying, then those you are singing to won’t believe you and when you are going to sing, make sure your every word can be understood.

Krip-Hop Nation Breaks Down Lyrics Series with Dondravius Ellis of South Carolina

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to Krip-Hop Nation Breaks Down Lyrics Series in this issue we talk about Dravius Oneil’s song  “Police Abuse the Disabled” Written by Dondravius Ellis aka Dravius Oneil

 

Dravius Oneil said, “The song police is about police beating up people who uses wheelchairs!”

Krip-Hop Nation Breaks Down Lyrics Series Starting With Toni Hickman of TX, US

Welcome to a new series on Krip-Hop, Krip-Hop Break Down Lyrics, where will take a song from a disabled Hip-Hop/musician artist that put out a strong Krip-Hop politics/life storyline (Using Hip-Hop to display true stories about disability/Deaf situations but no overcoming inspirational bullshit) and we will apply our Krip-Hop political lens to explain what it means to our communities, Hip-Hop arena and how we can use these songs for a better tomorrow.

Overwhelmed, Unhoused, Unhelped Mamaz in struggle: The violence of poverty and houselessness on single parents

Gripping the steering wheel so tightly my hands hurt, I saw my mama so many years before, looking straight ahead to the road, trying to not let the mountain of tears crush her soft face. Now it was me and my sun alone on the highway, 30 years later, trying  to drive away from my torn and  crumbled  heart..

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