Otis Moss, III is an activist, cultural critic, writer and Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL. His son Elijah is a high school honor student, writer/poet, athlete and part time family comedian.
The Journal of Hip Hop Studies (JHHS) recognizes that Hip Hop is a trans-global phenomenon reaching parts of the world where many forms of media are banned. Hip Hop’s ability to morph and be utilized by communities around the globe point to the very question, what is Hip Hop? Hip Hop scholars unanimously agree that...
For this special issue, the editors seek submissions that examine how God, religion, and spirituality have been discussed by Hip Hop artists and to think expansively about how Hip Hop has historically and contemporaneously emphasized the experiences, opportunities and realities of marginalized communities within these complimentary, contradictory, and at times, mutually-supportive contexts.
Kelly Brown Douglas examines the myths and narratives underlying a “stand-your-ground” culture, taking seriously the social as well as the theological questions raised by this and similar events, from Ferguson, Missouri to Staten Island, New York. - Union Theological Seminary