Jasiri X is the first independent hip-hop artist to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate, which he received from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2016. Still, he remains rooted in the Pittsburgh based organization he founded, 1Hood Media, which teaches youth of color how to analyze and create media for themselves. His critically acclaimed album Black Liberation Theology (2015) has been recognized as a soundtrack for today’s civil rights movement. He has performed his music from the Smithsonian to the Apollo Theater and has discussed his views on hip-hop, race, and politics at leading institutions across the nation, including Harvard University, the University of Chicago, NYU, Yale, and Stanford, among others. In 2017 he received the Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship to start the 1Hood Artivist Academy. Jasiri is also a recipient of the USA Cummings Fellowship in Music, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellowship and the President's Volunteer Service Award.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2019
- Netroots Nation 2015
- Netroots Nation 2013
- Netroots Nation 2012
- Netroots Nation 2022
- All Eyes on PA: How Progressives are Building Power to Win in the Keystone State
- Public Safety vs. Policing: They are Not One and the Same!
- Off Campus: Winning Progressives’ Most Important Generation
- Why We're Winning: How Black-Led Progressive Organizations are Changing the Face of Western PA Politics