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Recent Releases

Hip Hop Caucus in the News

One Green Planet

10 Hip-Hop Songs About Climate Change

The Verge

Protesters take over NYC streets to tell Joe Biden to ‘end fossil fuels’

The Crucial Years

Back on the march: A superlative Manhattan day in pictures

The Guardian

Tens of thousands in NYC march against fossil fuels as AOC hails powerful message

The New York Times

Bill Gates, Marie Kondo and Others Will Speak at Times Climate Event

DeSmog

A Push to Expedite Permits Fueled by Disaster Capitalism Threatens to Fastrack the Climate Crisis

Grist

Hip hop has been a climate voice for 50 years. Why haven’t more people noticed?

Washington Informer

‘Racial Justice is Climate Justice’: Hip Hop Caucus CEO Emphasizes Environmental Justice at March on Washington

Inspirational People

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., the President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus, Speaking in front of Lincoln Memorial

NOLA.com

Photos: 18th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina commemorated near levee break in Lower Ninth Ward

Offbeat Magazine

Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Second Line And Rally Set

Hurricane Katrina anniversary ceremony, second line and rally will be held Aug. 27

Newsweek

The Hip Hop Caucus: Moving Democracy Forward (Feat. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.)

350 Baseline

What is the Stop Cop City Atlanta Campaign? Over-Policing vs Crime Prevention

California Globe

California Senate Honoring Hip Hop and Dr. Dre Despite History of Violence Against Women

WTOP

DMV entertainment lawyer looks to future while celebrating 50 years of hip hop

Common Dreams

In Climate Changing Detroit, What Does Water Mean?

What I'm Reading

Freshwater featured on Phil Lewis’s ‘What I’m Reading’ Newsletter

Morning Journal

East Palestine advocates head to Washington

Bloomberg Law

Biden EPA Urged to End Decades of Delay and Ban Vinyl Chloride

Caribbean Life

Helping communities transform unjust systems

DTLR Radio

Dawn Richard x Fadam at Broccoli City Festival 2023

The San Fernando Valley Sun

LA’s Underserved Communities to Receive $12M for Green Spaces Including Pacoima Wash

The Black Wall Street Times

Broccoli City Fest is a celebration of culture and community

New Jersey Future Blog

Examining the Influence of 50 years of Hip Hop on Planning and Redevelopment

Los Angeles Daily News

Bezos fund gives $12 million to LA nonprofits for green space in underserved areas

ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Chair Chat: Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr.

Ms. Magazine

Resisting Erasure: The Ms. Q&A With Dee Barnes, Hip-Hop Legend

The Final Call

Activists galvanize to get 70,000 signatures on petition to stop Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’

WHUR

Supreme Court and Affirmative Action in Higher Education

It's Sybil

Brandi Williams on Headlines w/ Sybil Wilkes and Alycia Cooper

Queue Points Podcast

Standing Strong: Hip Hop Caucus Supports Dee Barnes

Washington Informer

Dawn Richard Talks Afrofuturism, Empowerment, Hip Hop Caucus

District Fray

Dive Deep into Afrofuturism at the National Museum of African American History

Sierra Club

Climate advocates rally outside Goldman Sachs shareholder meeting

Common Dreams

Banks Accused of Placing ‘Profit Over People and Our Planet’ as Investor Climate Resolutions Fail

Adweek

Beyond Net Zero: Climate Justice Requires More Than Carbon Accounting

Defender Network

Why should Black people care about Earth Day?

E&E News

Grijalva cheers Biden EJ order after landmark bill stalls

Word in Black

Watch: Can Hip-Hop Save Our Climate?

Americans Who Tell the Truth

Earth Day 2023: Who are our Earth Champions?

The St. Louis American

Yes, Earth Day is for Black folk

The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint

3 Black-Centered Reasons to Take Action on Earth Day

EBONY

5 Black-led Environmental Organizations Committed to Saving Pockets of the Planet

Word in Black

Yes, Earth Day Is for Black Folk

NPR: Louisiana Considered

NPR: Louisiana Considered – Sea Change Episode 2: Music Fights Back

The Fence Post

Farm groups criticize EPA federal vehicle emissions standards proposal

Hard Knock Radio

Battle Lines Drawn in Texas & Tennessee-We Talk w/ activists Debbie Russell & Tanya Clay House

Between The Lines

From Slavery to Fossil Fuels, Banks Continue to be an ‘Industry of Injustice’

Common Dreams

‘Our Lungs and Planet Can’t Wait’: Protesters Demand EPA Pass New Power Plant Rules

E&E News

Rally at EPA HQ urges speedier power plant rules

Sen. Ed Markey

Sen. Markey and Reps. Pressley, Tlaib Introduce Legislation to Require Big Banks to Manage Climate Risk and Stop Financing Fossil Fuel Projects

Rep. Ayanna Pressley

Pressley, Markey, Tlaib Introduce Legislation to Stop Big Bank from Financing Fossil Fuel Projects

The White House

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Private and Public Sector Investments for Affordable Electric Vehicles

The Independent

Senior citizens lead climate protest in rocking chairs at major US banks

Fullerton Observer

Third Act SoCal and Elders Climate Action SoCal Lead Protests Against Banks Funding Fossil Fuel on March 21

News One

National Day of Action Against Police Terror: Racial Justice Organizations Unite To Demand Change

The Union

Local climate action groups to hold day of action on March 21

L'Observateur

Beyond the Crisis and Beyond Black History Month A People’s Story: The Renaissance Parishes

WWNO-FM

Gulf South activists say Ohio train derailment reflects their fight against petrochemicals

Fast Company

‘The visuals of today help create the reality of tomorrow:’ Why Hollywood is finally tackling climate change onscreen

Toledo Blade

EPA deploys mobile laboratory in East Palestine

The New York Times

Challenges to Student Loan Cancellation Reach Supreme Court

The Grio

What Black leaders taught me about helping people in a crisis

The Crucial Years

Notes on Democracy, from Kyiv to East Palestine

Hard Knock Radio

Toxic Train Wreck in East Palestine, Ohio

KISS 95.1

Hip Hop Caucus’ Brandi Williams Honored with Eatmon Award

BET

Dawn Richard is Going From Artist to Advocate With The Hip-Hop Caucus

The Grio

Opinion: Dr. Dre has long been accused of violence against women. Why is he still being rewarded?

CNN

Hollywood barely talks about the climate crisis. This group wants to change that

Atmos

Composing Climate Change: The Radical Legacy of Black Musicians

Boardroom

Dawn Richard on the Road From Artist To Hip-Hop Advocate

FOX SOUL

Executive Vice President Tanya Clay House Discusses the 2023 State of the Union on FOX Soul

The Root

2023 Grammys: I Survived Grammy Week and Lived to Write About It

Reckon News

Dawn Richard: From artist to advocate with Hip Hop Caucus

HipHopDX

Hip Hop World Reacts to Deadly Police Beating of Tyre Nichols

CGTN America

Tanya Clay House on police brutality in the United States

Voyage Dallas

Conversations with Stephone Coward II

The Lufkin Daily News

Climate Storytelling Panel featuring LA PECERA At The Latinx House

The Washington Post

Comedians made some hilarious jokes about climate change. Were they right?

ABA Journal

Want to strengthen voting rights? The ABA is seeking volunteers for Perfecting Democracy initiative

E&E News

Can anti-coal tactics work against plastics?

INDY Week

Carolina Waves Partners with Hip-Hop Caucus to Encourage Young People to Vote

NOLA.com

Photos: Lower 9th Ward remembers Hurricane Katrina with a rally and march on the 17th anniversary

Offbeat Magazine

Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Second Line And Rally Set For August 29

NPR All Things Considered

USPS plans to replace about 160,000 delivery trucks. Only a fraction will be electric

E&E News

Experts to White House: EJ screening tool should consider race

Media Matters

How broadcast TV news covered environmental justice in 2021

The New York Times

Protesters Amass at White House, Demanding Action on Climate

Deadline

Pro Basketball Player & Producer Jarnell Stokes Signs With Zero Gravity Management, Unveils Two New TV Series In Development

The Root

Podcast Addresses How Climate Change Affects Black Communities

Inside Higher Ed

Hip Hop Caucus Rallies to Cancel Student Loan Debt

Revolt

Eric Bellinger releases empowering “Speak Up” single

Vox

Time is running out. Here’s how the climate movement can level up.

EBONY

Hip Hop Caucus Launches Campaign to Get Black Voters Engaged Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

USA Today

Memphis must stay vigilant in preventing another potential Byhalia Pipeline | Opinion

VT Digger

Vermont Conversation: Rev. Lennox Yearwood on why ‘racial justice is climate justice’

The New York Times

Capitol Rioters Walked Away. Climate Protesters Saw a Double Standard.

NPR All Things Considered

How Nomination Of Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court Might Affect U.S. Climate Action

WSAV-TV

Respect My Vote! campaign launches in Georgia

WPXI-TV

National movement using art of hip hop to get African Americans to vote

The Hill

Opinion: The next disaster for Black communities

The New Yorker

Column: Making a Planet Worth Saving

The New York Times

Want to Do Something About Climate Change? Follow the Money

The Virginian-Pilot

Local performers use laughter to talk about climate change, flooding and other issues plaguing Norfolk

Common Dreams

‘We Don’t Have Time for This’: Activists at Party Headquarters Demand DNC Hold Climate Debate

Civil rights group urges action against Russian effort to suppress the black vote

South Florida Caribbean News

Young Professional Group in Miami Screens Paris to Pittsburgh Documentary

National Geographic

A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy

Daily Beast

How Hip-Hop Talk Show ‘The Breakfast Club’ Became a Must-Stop Spot for 2020 Democratic Candidates

House Committee on Natural Resources

Rev Yearwood Testifies in Congress on Climate Change

Urban Faith

Rev Yearwood and the Hip Hop Caucus Not Missing a Beat

EOS

Democrats Move Forward with Climate Hearings

Gizmodo

Congress Just Held Its First Climate Change Hearings In Years

Grist

Trump bailed on Paris Agreement. D.C. goes green anyway

NowThis News

Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. Makes Passionate Speech for Green New Deal

BET

The Hip Hop Caucus Represents Way More Than Music

Billboard

Respect My Vote Hitting Historically Black Colleges to Get Out the Vote For Midterms

Billboard

Music Activists Respond to Florida Shooting Survivor’s Three Powerful Words: ‘Register To Vote!’

CNN

Ty Dolla $ign gets political in new album ‘Campaign’