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Hip Hop Womanist

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EbonyJanice is a womanist scholar and activist doing community-organizing work, most specifically around black women’s body ownership as a justice issue, and equal access to education and pay for women of color in the U.S. and in several African countries. She has created curriculum for leadership development for high school aged girls in Kenya and South Africa, developed programming for teenagers in housing projects in Decatur, Georgia giving them exposure to culture, STEM programs and the arts, and she teaches a bimonthly workshop on issues involving interrupting racism, individual civic responsibilities, and intersectional advocacy.

Her research interests include issues pertaining to blackness, womanness, and spirituality - most specifically black women's use of spirit, conjure, and/or the supernatural as a tool to impact social justice, and the pluralism of Black Christianity and the interconnectedness of the Southern Black Christian experience with Indigenous African religions and African Spirituality. EbonyJanice has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Political Science, and a Master of Arts in Social Change with a concentration in Spiritual Leadership, Womanist Theology, and Racial Justice. She is also a certified Body Justice Advocate and Holistic Healer. 


Rap Theology Podcast

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Aint I A Hip Hop Womanist Too?

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Ebony Janice's new book, "Aint I A Hip Hop Womanist Too?" launches January of 2018.
Be the first to own an autographed copy by placing your preorder today.
Books begin shipping January, 12, 2018.
You Pre Order also grants you access to the next
Hip Hop Womanist online workshop/discussion for free. 


 

#PreachEb: A Hip Hop Bible Study

What is #PreachEb? Preach Eb is a growing contribution to a spiritual, ethical, and intellectual conversation on hip hop womanism. It is ethical to include this important culture in a discussion of eternity, salvation, grace, love, righteousness, and God. EbonyJanice is using ethnomusicology as a tool to exegete "wisdom" found in hip hop lyrics and scripture from the sacred text of her spiritual and religious practice - The Bible. In the video below she is asking the question, "If it is okay for us to trouble the character and personhood of rappers, then isn't it also important for us to trouble the men who wrote the Bible as well?" This isn't to make the Bible less credible -this is to assert that in the same way that there were problematic characters in the Bible that offered profound wisdom and insight into what is right and empowering, we also can find wisdom from hip hop artists in spite of and despite the many ways they can be problematic.

 

Hip Hop Womanist Workshops

2018 is the Year of the Hip Hop Womanist. Use the BOOK ME page to invite EbonyJanice to come to your city to workshop or lecture on how Hip Hop Womanism could be the practice that your organization has been waiting for. Keep your eyes on this page for workshop, lecture, and book tour dates.

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