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Hip Hop Caucus in the News

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

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

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

Rally at EPA HQ urges speedier power plant rules

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EPA deploys mobile laboratory in East Palestine

Challenges to Student Loan Cancellation Reach Supreme Court

What Black leaders taught me about helping people in a crisis

Notes on Democracy, from Kyiv to East Palestine

Toxic Train Wreck in East Palestine, Ohio

Hip Hop Caucus’ Brandi Williams Honored with Eatmon Award

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

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

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

Composing Climate Change: The Radical Legacy of Black Musicians

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

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

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

Dawn Richard: From artist to advocate with Hip Hop Caucus

Hip Hop World Reacts to Deadly Police Beating of Tyre Nichols

Tanya Clay House on police brutality in the United States

Conversations with Stephone Coward II

Climate Storytelling Panel featuring LA PECERA At The Latinx House

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

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

Can anti-coal tactics work against plastics?

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

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

Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Second Line And Rally Set For August 29

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

Experts to White House: EJ screening tool should consider race

How broadcast TV news covered environmental justice in 2021