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Hip-Hop Experts Discuss Obama's State of The Union Speech

By D.L. Chandler Rapfix

Julian McQueen from Green For All, Matt Singer from the Bus Federation, New Organizing Institute fellow Jessy Tolkan, X-Clan member and activist Paradise Gray, artist and activist Jasiri X, recording artist Tabi Bonney, writers Andreas Hale from and Janee Bolden from the were all on hand to lend their thoughts to the panel discussion.

On January 25, the first State Of The Union address of 2011 was slated to be delivered at 9pm EST by President Barack Obama, perhaps one of the more important speeches that the nation’s leader would ever undertake given the turbulent direction of the country. Just one hour before the speech, two leading voices for young people joined forces in Washington, D.C. to discuss what the so-called hip hop generation can do to better their standing in the world politically and socially.

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