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About Dr. Daudi Abe

Dr. Abe is the author of the forthcoming book Emerald Street: A History of Hip-Hop in Seattle.
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Jerry Heller: The Unlikely Pioneer of Hip-Hop

By Daudi Abe When I learned that Jerry Heller, the former manager of NWA, passed away at the age of 75, I immediately thought of my brief time communicating with him. While conducting research in 2011 for my book 6 &hell...
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Other People and the N-Word

By Daudi Abe Recently former CNN host Piers Morgan, who is White and from the United Kingdom, came under fire for appearing to chastise African Americans’ use of what has become known in popular discourse as the ‘n-word....
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Critical Race Theory: What is Progress?

By Daudi Abe Recently Major League Baseball celebrated its annual tribute to Jackie Robinson. While few would question the significance of Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier, Jackie Robinson Day provides an examp...
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Finally Seattle Sports Kicking Ass and Taking Names

By Dr. Daudi Abe aka Johnny Tradecraft Sometimes it can be difficult to quantify exactly what sports means beyond what happens between the lines. This quarter I started teaching a new class at Seattle Central Community C...
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Please, Allow Seattle to Show David Stern the Door…

By Dr. Daudi Abe aka Johnny Tradecraft As we arrive at the end of the 30-year tenure of David Stern as Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, some people are reflecting on his many accomplishments. Under hi...