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Beats and Rhymes Played an Important Role in Senegalese Politics This Year

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SENEGAL, AFRICA – Hip Hop, Beats and Rhymes have become the language of youth in the politics of Senegal. The campaigns that took place last month, for presidential elections, witnessed a huge involvement of hip hop artists and rap beats. And the reason for that is Demographics.

The average age of Senegal person is around 19 years. And this age group comprises of mostly the rappers. In the last elections of 2012, country’s largest social movement took place. Rappers were among the major founders of this social movement. That is the reason why this year’s election also includes a lot of rappers. All the leading candidates are running their campaigns with at least one rapper by their side.

One of the professors at Vassar College, Zachariah Mampilly, shares, “Many young people turn to hip-hop artists as being kind of the voice of the streets and providing them with a way to think about politics. Especially in the most recent presidential election, the use of rappers was a remarkably cynical attempt by these politicians to gain popularity with youth.”

Hip Hop is being used as a powerful medium to influence the youth. And this kind of power is not just limited to politics.

Journal Rappé, a newscast for people of Senegal, raps the news to the beat. It does not produce any new information. Rather, it picks the news that is already shared on televisions and mix it with a taste of music to reach the youth in an entertaining manner. Initially started out through YouTube, it soon caught the attention of mainstream media, just with its talent to attract wide number of netizens. And that shows how important beats have become to the youth of Senegal.

Jenny is one of the oldest contributors of Bigtime Daily with a unique perspective of the world events. She aims to empower the readers with delivery of apt factual analysis of various news pieces from around the World.

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Asbestos Exposure is Leading People to avail Mesothelioma Claims

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Each year, more than 3,000 people are being diagnosed with mesothelioma. It is affecting some people due to long or short exposure to the asbestos mineral. Asbestos is a mineral that is widely used in industries for different purposes. Mostly the people working in the industries are susceptible to asbestos exposure and they are allowed to get compensation over this disease. Mesothelioma is lung cancer that is caused by the naturally occurring asbestos mineral.

Many asbestos victims are filing claims through Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. which is a law firm and has helped many mesothelioma patients to get claims to cover their medical expenses. The law firm works on behalf of the mesothelioma victims and fights legally to provide the rights to the asbestos victims.

Many countries have allowed asbestos-exposed people to claim compensation because this mineral can be present in the air and could be inhaled without knowing its effects. So the law firms are helping the patients to get financial help from the authorities.

The mesothelioma lawyers are the expert individuals that are representing thousands of mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis victims nationwide.

The dedicated paralegals and attorneys are giving victims’ cases the time and attention they deserve. By seeing the situations of the patients, mesothelioma lawyers are getting paid only after the claims are transferred to the patients. The qualified mesothelioma lawyers are using all the necessary resources and materials to construct a strong and concise case.

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