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Hip Hop and The Black Church

Hip Hop and the Black Church
Hip hop is a worldwide cultural force. Heavyweights like Chuck D, Missy Elliott, Grandmaster Flash, Notorious B.I.G. and The Roots exported their dance moves, catch phrases, clothes and complex art to a rabid, multilingual and eclectic audience. Now, every block in every city has MCs and DJs, the local celebrities who tell the stories of their culture. 

Northeastern University professor Emmett Price says it's time hip hop made its way into the Black Church, and time for the Black Church to reach out to hip hop. The children and grandchildren of the Civil Rights era have grown apart from church, and there's no better way to close the gap than by bringing this explosively popular music home to the sacred institutions that gave birth to some of hip hop's most influential artists.

Want to hear more music from this segment? Check out Applejaxx and K.M.Y. You can also see video of Emmett G. Price III on WGBH's Forum Network.

GUESTS:
  Emmett G. Price III, Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Northeastern University, editor of The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture: Toward Bridging the Generational Divide, founding pastor at the Community of Love Christian Fellowship Church in Allston
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

GUEST:
  Walter Mosley: writer

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