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Introduction Rosa Alicia Clemente is a 35-year-old, Bronx born, Westchester County raised, hip-hop journalist, activist, and community organizer. As a Black Puerto Rican she is dedicated to scholar-activism. It was her experiences at the University of Albany and Cornell University that led her to become a leading progressive voice for her generation. Clemente has written for Clamor Magazine, The Ave. magazine, The Black World Today, The Final Call, and numerous websites. She has been the subject of articles in the Village Voice, The New York Times, Urban Latino, and The Source magazines and has appeared on CNN, C-Span, Democracy Now and Street Soldiers. In 2001 she was a youth representative at the United Nations World Conference against Xenophobia, Racism and Related Intolerance in South Africa and in 2002 was named by Red Eye Magazine as “one of the top 50 Hip-Hop Activists to look out for.