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Being A Black Disabled Poet (Listen to my poem, Infectious Beat)

To be a black poet with a severe disability is to speak from the margins of the dominant culture. You have the responsibility to be your own griot and sing your history and life experiences because no one else are going to do it for you. No one else will have your perspective of how to see the world and will have the words to make people see what you see. With out your poetic art people will be led by their own assumptions and will try to define your blackness and disability in ways that you will not want them to.

Lydia Brown Takes Us Around Autistic Community Politically & Culturally

Lydia Brown Takes Us Around Autistic Community Politically & Culturally

Leroy Moore: Lydia, I saw your powerful video about the resent killings of people who are autistic by love ones and care takers. What has been your work around this issue?

Getting Personal: Darla Talks About Disability, Family, Love & Music

Krip-Hop Nation:  Lets get this out of the way.  Yes you are my girlfriend so I wanted to interview because of your deep relationship with disability and your musical talents and of course our relationship.  It all well 99.9% involves disability with other factors.  Please explain.

Moore and Moore: Krip-Hop Nation Goes Gospel with Kebra Moore

Krip-Hop Nation (KHN)  I just read about you through Divas With Disabilities Project.  Tell us about your connection to that project.

 

Audio Interview With Narcel Reedus on Upcoming CA Screening of The Documentary Not Home

Screenings
Not Home Screens at Abilities Expo LA

Saturday, March 16th 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall A
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Screening of “Not Home” A Documentary About Kids Living In Nursing Facilities

Presented by Narcel Reedus, Director

It’s “My Time!” Says Cassandra Saunders

Krip-Hop Nation (KHN): Hello Cassandra, tell us about your work and your new single, “My Time”.

Moya Bailey Talks to Krip-Hop Nation About Her Essay, "The ILLEST:Disability As a Metaphor in Hip-Hop Music"

(Also listen to our audio conversation about her essay and more)

Hip Hop music is most often derided for it's homophobic and
misogynistic lyrics with few or any critics examining the way ableism operates in the genre. This article engages several lyrical tropes in hip hop that rely on problematic constructions of disability. Looking at the "left" coast hyphy sound, I examine the use of disability as metaphor for freedom and abandon. This metaphorical use of disability leaves much to be desired for people with actual disabilities.

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Hollywood's Latest Flavor of the Month is Vanilla With A Twist, Krip Vanilla, Again!

Although recently Hollywood has a new thing about sexuality and disability with three recent movies like

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