Despite the obstacles of age, death, and the evolved sound of hip-hop, A Tribe Called Quest boldly re-entered the music world without skipping a beat. We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is a 16-track return to form which proves that the forty-somethings still have rhythm, and that socially conscious hip-hop is alive and well.
“Ir Est Wieder Da” is a film based on German writer Timur Vermes’ bestselling 2012 satire novel of the same name. It’s premise is simple: by some time traveling anomaly, Fascist leader and 20th century villain, Adolf Hitler, wakes up in the present day. It’s title roughly translates as “Look Who’s Back.”
RTJ’s “Angel Duster” is, at its core, a modern Marxist interpretation of class struggles and religion, and adds an entirely new element to “conscious rap.” It indicates a new breed of rapper — one who overcomes the oppression of capitalist society, and instead of perpetuating the system by showing off gold chains and Maybachs, this new breed criticizes the hierarchy it now rules, and acts in favor of the masses still oppressed.
s part of APR’s investigation on the Corporatization of Education, I interviewed Fred Hopkins, a Social Studies Teacher at Andover High, and Thomas Meyers, a former teacher who is now the District Coordinator of the Massachusetts Teacher Association. Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Meyers offered viewpoints and arguments which counter those presented by APR’s previous interviewees, Director of Digital Learning for Andover Public Schools, Joanne Najarian, and Andover High School’s Digital Learning Coach, Shelagh St. Laurent.
As part of APR’s investigative series into the role of technology and corporations in public education, we interview Thomas Meyers, a District Coordinator of the Massachusetts Teachers Assocation and a former teacher at Andover High School. He comments on the role of standardized tests and technology companies in our schools.
As part of APR’s investigative series into the role of technology and corporations in public education, we interview Fred Hopkins of the Social Studies Department at Andover High School. He comments on how the proliferation of technology in public schools benefits corporations.
A Modest Proposal for Nomination in the 2016 United States Presidential Election, in the Hopes of Avoiding Disaster and Preserving the Interests of Our People and the Values of This Country.