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Each one Teach one! Trying to help elevate the average hiphop head!

Dear DX Staff,

Here's a proposal from an academic/hiphop head bread in the golden era. I grew up on Rakim Onyx, WU, MOBB, Dogg Pound, Jeru, Gangstarr etc etc. This explains why I visit DX regularly. Now I work for a 510c3 network for peace and conflict analysis and conflict resolution created by the laureate of the alternative nobel peace prize: Him right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJf0m-.... A scholar of Ghandi and friend of MLK. We deal with world events and world news. See for self here: www.transcend.org/tms We work on issues about peace and war. All these are things that hiphop-heads should know about. Some of us actually care about those things. So here comes the Proposal. You should add this high quality international news-crawler to DX. http://www.transcend.org/tms/embeddin... I'm not too sure there'd be any significant response from the average Lil Wayne listener, but the Dead Prez or Pharaohe Monch head will peep the headlines. We update every monday. Holla back @ peaceservice@transcend.org
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  • Hey,

    Thank you so much for your proposal, we will evaluate it the idea and get back to you if we decide to include this in our news section.

    Thank you so much again for your idea!
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  • I’m super grateful for the attention you gave my previous email :-)!
    Dear Mike,

    thank you for this positive outlook. As a nonprofit organisation, we have no commercial interest (and more importantly are legally prohibited from having any) in collaborating with DX via the crawler I previously sent you. I hope this is known to you and your peoples as you decide upon it. Of course, if the gozillions of hiphop heads flock to tms on the regular it'll be a good outcome... unless they start trolling in our comments section, which will blow the lid of my facilitative action. If this scenario unfolds, people on top here are going to ask how the hell the hiphop community with it's "I couldn't care less" attitude discovered our website...

    Anyway: In developping the crawler, I really had DX in mind... and I am simply hoping that informed debate about existential ISSUES OF OUR DAY AND TIME kind of seep into the hiphop community's perceptive or cognitive scope as they randomly peep the next smashing verse by Joell Ortiz or Yela or whoever they consider hot at the moment.

    I'd love to see it work,
    making the world a little smarter click by click ;-)

    Dek One - peaceservice@transcend.org
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  • Thanks for all the updated info Dek. We will take a look at this and if we decide it is something we would like to move on we will shoot you a message.

    Thanks so much for your time and idea!
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  • I’m Kinda hopeful :-)
    Just wanted to inform yall, that we just updated the news load.

    As we do every monday.

    With Japan and Libya at boiling point, this week is Serious as EVER !

    We're pretty much the only place where Ghandi and MLK live on in the news sphere.
    Most others just monger on and criticize without focussing on constructive ways out.

    Hiphop heads will dig reading about world events seen from the nonviolent, empathy driven paradigme of Gandhi, Mandela and co... Hiphop as an artform per se allows for the concretization of physical non violence through various means if you actually think about it. Just imagine how many people prodigy, havoc and fitty done mugged and flatlined...: ON RECORD ! Imagine if they hadn't had this outlet... just saying ;-) Don't sleep on this synergy-proposal.

    Dek One !
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  • Thanks Dek, i am going to touch base with the editorial team and get their feedback on this. I will keep you posted.

    Thanks again for your ideas and feedback :)

    Mike
    • haha... just read the piece on Tragedy -thanks for digging him up again- couldn't help but run up in here to tell you to tell him to read our crawler. The answer is simple. Regardless what pretext they may have set him up with this time: Ghadafi done had mad blood on his hands: http://bit.ly/gGceuv . In any case, Transcend Media Service has 522 members spread over some 90 countries constantly reviewing whats going on internationally. He needs to verify his facts with us right there. Dek.
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  • Hey Dek,

    After talking to the editorial team, at this point we dont have the capacity to add the news crawler.

    We really respect and appreciate what you guys are doing.

    If you would like, send some of the news/info you cover over to media@hiphopdx.com and we can always take a look at it and post where we see fit.

    Again, we really appreciate you reaching out, and we really respect what you guys are doing. Please keep in touch.

    Have a great day!

    Thanks,

    Mike
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  • I’m peace!
    oh wow, thats sad :-(... but thanks for pondering it to start with. You guys keep up the good work and make sure you get back in touch should you ever change your mind. We'll be here, doing what we do best, telling the truth as it is: http://bit.ly/evlbxD I'll add your media@hiphopdx.com to our automated newsletter and leave it to you to select what you deem dx worthy. One.
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