It took me a number of times listening to Lauryn Hill’s ‘Mystery of Iniquity’ before the profoundness of what she sings about became clear. The message Lauryn portrays highlights the iniquity, contradictions, and inconsistencies that permeate American society. To me, the song displays just how knowledgable Lauryn is of American society and her extraordinary talent as a poet and musical artist. Her album Unplugged No. 2, which interestingly received mixed reviews and was considered controversial, is full of songs that put American society into focus while also providing listeners with hope for creating a better world.
I chose to research the story of John Judge because he startled me into not one, not two, but many, disorienting dilemmas. John is worthy of such in-depth investigation because of what he does, who he does it with, why he does it, and the vision that motivates his actions. Inside John’s brain is a compendium of government policies, programs, and actions that have profoundly affected the way our government works. In this paper, I give the floor to John and the other participants [Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D., Peter Dale Scott, Ph.D., Tamara Carter, Joe Green, Michael Nurko] the opportunity to be heard in full context. The opinions stated herein represent their own assessments, based on their experiences, and their relationship with evidence not often openly admitted to even existing in public either by the media or by state authorities. I do not filter their statements in any way, but leave the fullness of their presentations to the reader.
The Actroid androids are part of a new generation of robots, artificial beings designed to function not as programmed industrial machines but as increasingly autonomous agents capable of taking on roles in our homes, schools, and offices previously carried out only by humans. More sophisticated bots may soon be available that cook for us, fold the laundry, even babysit our children or tend to our elderly parents, while we watch and assist from a computer miles away.
Rap Genius is your guide to the meaning of rap lyrics. You can listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click the lines that interest you for pop-up explanations. Our aim is not to translate rap into “nerdspeak”, but rather to critique rap as poetry. Anyone can create an account and start explaining rap. Highlight any line to explain it yourself, suggest changes to existing explanations, and put up your favorite new songs. If you make good contributions you’ll earn Rap IQ™, and if you spit true knowledge, eventually you’ll be able to edit anything on the site.. just like a hip-hop Wikipedia..
Empathy is one of the most valuable applications of our imagination: the ability to imagine what it’s like to be someone else. Cultural historian Roman Krznaric gives a great talk on the art of empathy.
Tha Truth is a conscious/political underground hip hop artist and “rap-tivist” (rapper/activist) known around the Philadelphia area for battling inequality, poverty, discrimination, and injustice. He has performed in countless venues at concerts, colleges, marches, conferences, and benefits. Since 2006 Tha Truth has released four underground political rap albums that attack the forces that maintain the status quo.