Former Source Editor to Address ‘Hip Hop, Gender and Race’


Kimberly Osorio, former editor of The Source, will address “New Politics: Hip Hop, Gender & Race,” during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Maryville University at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22 in University Auditorium.

Osorio, the first woman editor-in-chief of The Source, an influential hip hop magazine, is currently an editor-at-large at BET Interactive, an affiliate of Black Entertainment Television. Osorio recently published a book titled, Straight from the Source: an Expose from the Former Editor In Chief of the Hip-Hop Bible, which details her experience working at the magazine. A book signing will be held in the Auditorium lobby following the lecture; books will be available for purchase.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs at Maryville University. There is no admission charge.

Maryville University, founded in 1872, is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Midwest, Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. Among recent graduates, 94 percent are employed or attending graduate school. More than 15,000 Maryville alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.

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