Welcome to HHR! We are a Manhattan-based free-market urban blog that offers general news, original content and covers politics, music, and science. The site consists of original content and selected hyperlinks to news websites all over the world, each link carrying a headline written by our editors. The linked stories are generally hosted on the external websites of mainstream media outlets.
The site has been featured on numerous blogs and websites, including The New York Times, NPR, and CNN.
Welcome to HHR! We are a Manhattan-based free-market urban blog that offers general news, original content and covers politics, music, and science. The site consists of original content and selected hyperlinks to news websites all over the world, each link carrying a headline written by our editors. The linked stories are generally hosted on the external websites of mainstream media outlets. The site has been featured on numerous blogs and websites, including The New York Times, NPR, and CNN.
What Others Are Saying
Hip-hop and politics have always overlapped, harkening back to the culture’s early days, when Grandmaster Flash rapped about the plight of the inner city. For its part, HHR was built to provide a platform for young, moderate Republicans and Libertarians of color.
-Time Out NYC editors
“There is one demographic category, however, that regularly gets overlooked. It is a group that most people simply laugh off, are puzzled by or outright dismiss. Meet the Hip-Hop Republicans . The moniker may seem like an oxymoron at first, but the worldview that it encompasses fits the politics of many in the post-civil rights generation.”
-The Washingon Post
While some blacks lean conservative on issues like abortion and gay marriage, Web sites like HipHopRepublican.com raise issues important to blacks that many Americans are concerned about health care, affordable housing, the economy, the environment and education”
-The New York Times
“I regularly read HipHopRepublican.com. It’s just refreshing to know that there is this spectrum of opinion out there that exists.
-Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee
“A very likely” McCain vote, but a more moderate one”
- Nikki Schwab, US News & World Report
“While most blacks are savoring the moment blogs like HipHopRepublican.com believe its time for change within its own party too”
“Leaders from the popular youth blog HipHopRepublican.com sat down with me to talk about opportunities that their party could harness if they were only willing to do the kind of outreach that Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama’s campaign does”
- MTV’s Rock The Vote
“Young, Black, Palin-Proud Republicans her outnumbered, seemingly unlikely supporters”
- Village Voice
“The term Hip-Hop Republican is one some would consider the definitive oxymoron. Hip-Hop is young, urban and cutting edge. The Republican Party … not so much. So upon first hearing the term several months ago on CNN.com, I almost fell off my chair”
- Taking Back Politics Magazine
“At the center of this GOP avant-garde movement are the Hip-Hop Republicans, a group of young, black men and women who believe that the Republican Party must seriously confront issues of race, must turn its attention back to the United States’ urban centers, and should use traditional Republican solutions to solve the ills of our cities”
- Campus Progress
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