How have our ideas about black masculinity been shaped by hip hop? Will Barack Obama bring forth a new archetype of black masculinity? How do these ideas of masculinity help or harm black women? I’ll be interviewing Natalie Hopkinson, co-author of Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation, about all of these issues.
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Natalie Hopkinson is Associate Editor of The Root, a web magazine edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and launched by Slate magazine and the Washington Post Co. Previously, she was an assignment editor in the Washington Post’s Sunday Outlook section, which publishes debate and commentary, and a youth culture writer in the newspaper’s Style section. She is co-author of Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation. A graduate of Howard University, she holds a doctorate in journalism and public communication from the University of Maryland-College Park.
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