Hip-hop speaks louder than words

Adam Freas, left, and Kenneth Times. Photo by Christopher Williams.

One by one they arrived and huddled in small, tribe-like circles. The room began to fill with laughter, knuckle bumps and warm embraces. The environment buzzed with excitement and anticipation. Hundreds of high school and college students from South Sacramento neighborhoods gathered early one Saturday in October to attend the annual “Rock The School Bells” youth […]

City College jumps with hip-hop

Sacramento Voices correspondents Marianna Sousa and Ricardo Lopez Jr. are student leaders at Sacramento City College — helping continue the campus’ tradition as a vital part of the South Sacramento community. They recently participated in a unique City College event that combines hip-hop culture and education, flipping negative stereotypes. Their reports follow.