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Hip-hop artists miss a beat by avoiding D.C. march

Jineea Butler | 8/25/2013, 11:43 p.m.

Another recording artist, P.S. Dot, said, “I appreciate and definitely respect it, (the 50th anniversary march) but there is so much that needs to be done. While we have a Black president in office, we still have incidents like Trayvon Martin with virtually the same response we had 50 years ago. Nothing. Personally, I feel like there needs to be a new avenue of protest. We in the hip-hop community need to know what is the next course of action. There is only a certain amount of times I am going to ask for something before I start demanding.

“We had 400-500 years of physical oppression and 100 years of institutionalized racism and that can’t be eradicated with a Civil Rights Movement or affirmative action. A portion of the hip-hop community will attend, but we must remember that in the hip-hop community, there is a large gap between the haves and the have-nots and the have-nots don’t consider marching as a viable answer. I don’t either.”

It seems like we still have some convincing to do. For additional information, log on to http://www.24- hrsofpeace.wordpress.com.

Jineea Butler, founder of the Social Services of Hip Hop and the Hip Hop Union is a hip-hop analyst who investigates the trends and behaviors of the community and delivers programming that solves the hip-hop dilemma. She can be reached at jineea@gmail.com