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Published: Thu Feb 7, 2008

What do hip-hop and sexuality have in common? In observance of February as Black History Month, Tennessee Tech University’s Center Stage series and Minority Affairs are offering the chance to find out.

“Pulling Back the Sheets: Hip Hop and Sexuality” is the topic of a presentation that will be given at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, in Derryberry Hall Auditorium by Black Entertainment Television’s Jeff Johnson.

Johnson has been hailed as “the voice for a new generation of leadership.”

He brought his political and social activism to BET as the host and producer of The Cousin Jeff Chronicles, a series of mini-documentaries that tell the stories of black and Latino communities.

In 2004 — upon recognizing Johnson’s socio-political influence and media adeptness — BET network executives offered him the opportunity to present his views to the hip-hop generation nationally through a consistent media vehicle.

That’s how his television show Rap City was created.

Johnson’s presentation at TTU is free and open to the public.