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Hip Hop Caucus in the News

When The Movement is Strong, The Music is Strong feat. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

Music Industry Voting Initiative ‘Music Votes’ Launches

Howard Announces Season Two of University Podcast ‘HU2U’

Music Industry Nonprofits Launch Voting Initiative Aimed at Increasing 2024 Election Turnout

Music Votes: First-ever Industry-wise Voter Engagement Coalition Is Launched!

Music and the Movement

‘Time to Go for the Jugular’: Climate Movement Has New Plan to Destroy Big Oil

Black and Brown Voices Must Shape the 2024 Green Agenda

Collective Climate Action: Inspired Organizing for our Future

How police killings are kept hidden: “We don’t know how many George Floyd’s there are”

Banking Black and Green Campaign Strengthening the Economic Power of Frontline Communities of Color

Hundreds Rally at Capitol with Beyond Plastics to Reduce Waste

Unpaved: Greening the Urban Jungle with Dr. Manuel Pastor and Sissy Trinh | The Coolest Show

‘Hip Hop and the White House’ is a study in symbolic victory

Homegrown singer uses her fame to fight for environmental justice

Environmental Forum: Sharing Our Stories

Qualified immunity: A Necessity or a Tool that Exploits Race and Class?

Environmental Justice, Financial Literacy, and US-Africa Business

EPA limits 4 types of power plant pollution with sweeping rulemaking

Hip Hop Heroes: Battling Climate Injustice

OP-ED: On Earth Day, let’s prepare for the next climate battle

The Power of Black and Indigenous Voices This Earth Day and Beyond

Black-led Organizations, From Outdoor Afro to Justice Outside, Are Fighting for Environmental Justice

Hip Hop Caucus live with The Nikki Rich Show at NAACP Image Awards

Sold Out Screenings and Special Guests Mark a Successful Return for DC Environmental Film Festival

Marginalized Communities Need Big Environmental Wins

Q&A Session with Rev Yearwood on KXAN-CW

EPA Issues Final Standards on Heavy-duty Truck Emissions

Final trucking rule gives industry more time to go electric

EPA Sets Tough Standards on Climate Pollution From Heavy Trucks

EVs Could Meet Biden Climate Goals—Just Not Chinese Ones

Opening Night Eco-Documentaries Set the Pace for Film Festival

Senator Markey, Reverend Yearwood of Hip Hop Caucus Talk Green New Deal Movement on Latest Episode of “The Ed Markey Podcast”

“Environmental Film Festival Begins today in DC”

5 Films to See at the DC Environmental Film Festival (That Aren’t Sold Out)

DCEFF 2024 Lineup: From Otter Love Stories to Environmental Justice Battles

DC Environmental Fest Returns in a Crucial Year

Full list of NAACP Image Awards nominations as Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple nabs 16 nods

Hip Hop Caucus hosts ‘Candid with Climate’

A Word … With Jason Johnson Podcast: Green Black Power

Democrats Launch Congressional Hip-Hop Task Force With Aid Of Black Music Action Coalition

Social Justice Now Film Festival Announces 2024 Lineup

55th NAACP Image Awards nominees unveiled

The Light of Dawn Richard: Part 2

Using Hip-Hop to Ignite Political Change

Usher, Ayo Edebiri, Colman Domingo, Victoria Monét Dominate 2024 NAACP Image Award Nominations

Netflix and Amazon Lead Nominee List for the ’55th NAACP Image Awards’

Environmental Justice From a Place of Faith: Christian Leaders Reflect

Year in Climate: 2023

Progress on Diversity in the Green Workforce May Be Stalling, Annual Report Shows

U.N. Climate Conference Closes; D.C. Ramps Up Carbon-Free Vision

COP28 Interviews – Hip Hop Caucus: JaRel Clay

Dear Culture with Panama Jackson: The Best of Blackfessions

COP28, Day 2: The demand for “phase-out” is growing

WATCH: ExxonMobil’s Third Quarter Profits Higher Than 41 Countries’ GDP

Hip Hop Caucus fights to end Louisiana’s environmental injustices

Racial Justice Leaders Call Out Corporations For Reneging On Racial Equity Promises

Putting It All on the Line with Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. and Jacqueline Patterson

Dawn Richard Says She Is Providing ‘Proof’ That Black Animators Exist

The fight against Big Oil has a new target, and it’s leaving the home front

‘Fight is what killed him’: Medical expert testifies Tacoma police killed Manuel Ellis

Opinion: To shut down the supply side of climate change, start here

Sacrifice Zones: Reality of Systemic Racism and The New ‘Jim Crow’

Watch: The Hip-Hop Caucus and actress Amanda Seales rally to stop the construction of Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’

What You Missed At The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 52nd Annual Legislative Conference

Annual Legislative Conference Concludes with Power Remarks from Biden and Harris

Amanda Seales calls out Cop City: “Policing is not for Black people”

Opposition to Atlanta training center takes national stage

Warnock on ALC52: ‘This caucus has been the tip of the spear of substantial change’

Environmental Justice and the Climate Crisis

Climate Experts Weigh In on Obstacles, Priorities and Hope

10 Hip-Hop Songs About Climate Change

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

Back on the march: A superlative Manhattan day in pictures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Second Line And Rally Set

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

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

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

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

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

Groups Call on EPA to Ban Vinyl Chloride

In Climate Changing Detroit, What Does Water Mean?

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

East Palestine advocates head to Washington

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

Helping communities transform unjust systems

Dawn Richard x Fadam at Broccoli City Festival 2023

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

Broccoli City Fest is a celebration of culture and community

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

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

Chair Chat: Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr.

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

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

Supreme Court and Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Brandi Williams on Headlines w/ Sybil Wilkes and Alycia Cooper

Standing Strong: Hip Hop Caucus Supports Dee Barnes

Dawn Richard Talks Afrofuturism, Empowerment, Hip Hop Caucus

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

Climate advocates rally outside Goldman Sachs shareholder meeting

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

Beyond Net Zero: Climate Justice Requires More Than Carbon Accounting

Why should Black people care about Earth Day?

Grijalva cheers Biden EJ order after landmark bill stalls

Watch: Can Hip-Hop Save Our Climate?

Earth Day 2023: Who are our Earth Champions?

Yes, Earth Day is for Black folk

3 Black-Centered Reasons to Take Action on Earth Day

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

Yes, Earth Day Is for Black Folk

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

Farm groups criticize EPA federal vehicle emissions standards proposal

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