What is Urban health & Healing?
Urban health & healing arts are the 5 elements of hiphop- Breakdancing, Emceeing, Deejaying, Grafitti and knowledge. In the late 60′s and early 70′s a movement of healing began to grow from a great amount of oppression to a community of people in the South Bronx of New York. Poverty and destruction of their communities from racial inequality to highways being built over their homes and being denied of their right to start businesses in their own neighborhoods gravely impacted our communities. The youth and young adults started to realize they were contributing to all the violence and oppression in and around their communities and began to try to create peace amoungst one other. Thus like the jazz, blues and civil rights movements, it continues with the hiphop movement, which I call Urban Health and Healing Arts.