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Prof discusses Obama’s hip-hop style, swagger

There is little doubt that President Barack Obama has brought a new style — a panache, if you will — to the White House and the U.S. presidency.

But what are the sources of this new style and approach in his handling of everything from international relations to his cabinet choices, and from his cool demeanor dealing with one of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression to taking Michele out on a date to a trendy D.C. restaurant?

“Besides his obvious intelligence and political savvy, Barack Obama has swagger!” a news release says. “Barack Obama is hip! Barack Obama is cool!”

This style that he has brought to the highest office of the land is grounded in what black popular culture scholar Mark Anthony Neal calls the “post-soul generation” — the hip-hop generation.

“Hip-Hop in The Academy in the Age of Obama,” a talk by professor Halifu Osumare, will focus on the hip-hop generation at the center of the student population in today’s universities, including UC Davis. Osumare, associate professor and director of African-American and African studies at UCD, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the AGR Room at the Alumni & Visitors Center on campus.

This talk is sponsored by the UCD Emeriti Association and the UCD Retirees’ Association, which represent the campus’ retirees and provide programs and services for their members. The talk is free and open to the public; no pre-registration is required.

Attendees should bring their own lunch; coffee, tea, and cookies are provided.

Parking on the Davis campus requires a UC permit or $7 daily permit. The most convenient parking is in the South Entry Parking Structure near the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. Day-use permits may be purchased with cash or credit card from the parking permit dispenser at the structure’s entrance.

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