In the early 1990’s, east coast hip-hop artists Nas, Biggie Smalls and the Wu Tang Clan brought a new rugged sound that would define the era. The Wu Tang Clan were the first “super empowered artist- entrepreneurs” of hip-hop. Today, they find innovative ways challenge conventions of the music industry and bring back the sound of the 90’s.
HOST INTRO: Sakura Matsuri is the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s celebrated in many cities in the United States, and in New York the weekend festival begins on Saturday. It’s more than just traditional culture, like the culture of Japan itself. Felice León reports. This is the Sakura Matsuri’s 33rd the Director of Programs there, says that there […]
HOST INTRO: Yesterday, General Motors announced a recall to more than two and a half million cars that had already been recalled. On Wednesday, Toyota recalled of over six million vehicles, worldwide. Automobile analyst Michelle Krebs says that car companies are quicker to respond after Toyota faced a federal case. SLUG: LEON_Recall_2Way TAPE DURATION: 2:02 INCUE: “ Ever since […]
Afghans will elect a new president tomorrow. It is the second election since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001. Two AP reporters were shot today, one fatally, ramping up tensions over security. Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He says in spite of the potential for fraud and serious security breaches, hopes are still high for an improvement over past elections.
A group of activists for sex workers rights held a rally in Times Square today. It was to call attention to the case of Monica Jones. She’s a Black transgendered sex worker who went on trial today for prostitution. The activists say she’s really on trial for speaking out.
In New York, one organization is helping men of color get jobs while helping local communities at the same time.