Here's another campaign that I'm really excited about: The Hip-Hop Word Count, an effort by Tahir Hemphill to create a searchable index of the lyrics of more than 40,000 hip-hop songs. I'll let Hemphill explain:
I just pledged $10 to Hemphill. He's only got $5,600 so far, less than his goal of $7,500. There are 17 days left in his campaign. You know what to do.
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