Tag: rap

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November 18, 2017

A video of men reading #MoreThanMean tweets to female sports journalists is difficult, but important to watch. 119 science haiku form a poetic periodic table. Ali Schultz on reclaiming what’s in shadow for the better. And more ideas worth pondering from Parker Palmer, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Omid Safi, and Ministry of Ideas, curated by Trent Gilliss.

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October 23, 2017

Hip-hop’s spiritual lineage stretches back to long before the Golden Era of BDP and De La Soul. On bearing fearless witness to the black struggle, black courage, and black being — in Chance the Rapper’s era, and in Job’s.

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March 7, 2017

Beyonce and Chance the Rapper embody the deep, enduring presence of black faith in the world, both in its powerful solemnity and in its joyful boisterousness.

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February 27, 2017

What if we thought of hip-hop lyrics as sacred texts? Toki Wright speaks about the power of language and the spiritual responsibility of hip-hop for young people.

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May 25, 2016

How do we cut through distraction to nurture our best selves forward? Our executive editor shares reflections on rediscovering the glory around and within us, from the journey of an olympic runner, to the lyrical labyrinth of rap, to healing the void of loss with art and memory.

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January 15, 2013

Two hijab-wearing rappers dispel some misconceptions around gender + Islam while making music with a wide appeal.

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May 5, 2012

I’d like to send you off this Saturday with a pairing of tracks from the Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication: “Shambhala”…

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January 17, 2012

One of the stars in the constellation of Grace Lee Boggs’ world of change is hip-hop artist Invincible, whom the…