Tagged slam poetry


Hip-Hop Artist FM Supreme Blends Music and Activism

Chicago-born Rapper Defines Herself as “Peace Activist” May 17, 2015 – Melissa Harris-Perry had a great segment today on her MSNBC show about music and activism, and how popular music like rock and roll and hip-hop have shaped and played a role in our culture. One of the guests she had on her show is…

Youth Speaks – 2011 Take Back the American Dream Conference – Slam Poetry



JTMP has been attending the TBAD 2011 Conference, and one of the events was a poetry slam performance by someone from “Youth Speaks”, an organization that “places young people in control of their intellectual and artistic development.” They are driven by the belief that “literacy is a need, not a want, and that literacy comes in various forms.” They want young people to find, nurture, and use their spoken voice performance to be creators of social change.

The performance consisted of 2 poems, both speaking out about young people, education, students, and funding for music and arts in education. The artist, Jamaal Hall, electrified the crowd with his awesome performance. For more information you can check out the Youth Speaks website. Watch the performance below.


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