April 9th. Discussing the ways today's youth culture complicates religious culture at home & abroad—with Eddie Glaude, Ebony Utley, Pastor Conrad Tillard & Hamza Perez. Moderated by Rahiel Tesfamariam. NYU. Grand Hall, 5th floor. 7:00 pm
The Hip Hop Generation is an eloquent testament for black youth culture at the turn of the century. The only in-depth study of the first generation to grow up in post-segregation America, it combines culture and politics into a pivotal work in American studies. Bakari Kitwana, one of black America's sharpest young critics, offers a sobering look at this generation's disproportionate social and political troubles, and celebrates the activism and politics that may herald the beginning of a new phase of African-American empowerment.