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Tuesday, October 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Twerked Out: Digital Age Minstrels

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As hip-hop continues its hold on the youth, white artists are becoming increasingly comfortable co-opting elements of African-American culture. This lively discussion around race and music in America will shed light on the roadblocks for artists walking the cultural tightrope amid accusations of negative stereotyping and questionable authenticity.

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Ericka Blount Danois

Ericka Blount Danois is an award-winning author who writes about pop culture, music, and sports, and television. She has written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ESPN: The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, JazzTimes, Spin, and Vibe magazine, among others. She lives in Baltimore, MD. For more information, visit www.erickablount.com.
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Michael A. Gonzales

Brooklyn based writer for Ebony.com, Complex, Wax Poetics, Vibe, XXL and New York. Has written essays for the Village Voice, HYCIDE, One More Robot, Stop Smiling and Essence.
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Dalton Higgins

Dalton Higgins is a Toronto-based music booker, award-winning journalist and author of five books including Far From Over the first biography of platinum-selling hip-hop artist Drake – which is carried in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame & Museum collection in Cleveland – and Hip Hop World which is carried in Harvard University's hip hop archive. His music bookings have taken him to Denmark, France, Australia, Spain, Colombia, Germany... Read More →
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Miles Marshall Lewis

Miles Marshall Lewis is the Arts & Culture Editor of EBONY.com. He’s also the Harlem-based author of Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don’t Have Bruises, There’s a Riot Goin’ On and Irrésistible. Follow MML on Twitter at @furthermucker, and visit his personal blog, Furthermucker.com.


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