Student group asks, “Hip Hop: Friend or Foe?”

Ellen Kirtner

The Kent State chapter of the NAACP is hosting a student-led discussion on hip-hop at 7:30 p.m. today in the Oscar Ritchie Hall Multipurpose Room.

“Hip-Hop: Friend or Foe” is an opportunity for students to voice opinions and ask questions about hip-hop culture, said Ramone Foster, chapter education chair for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Foster said the discussion will pose both negative and positive questions about hip-hop.

The NAACP hosted a similar event in the Student Center last month, and Foster said the good turnout and positive reactions to the topics convinced the organization to host a second session.

He said participation is key to the event. The group has organized some questions, but he said the event will allow the students to develop their ideas on the topic.

Foster said hip-hop culture is important for students to discuss because it is a big part of youth life today.

“It’s our time,” he said.

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