Hip Hop Caucus Statement on Kobe and Gianna Bryant

LOS ANGELES, CA – In response to the news about the tragic accident that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other members of the Greater Los Angeles community, Mark Antoniewicz, Hip Hop Caucus Director of Communications, issued the following statement:

“This hurts. We mourn the losses of Kobe and Gianna Bryant immensely. Kobe was a legendary icon of our culture. His talents and spirit transcended generations, borders, and races. He personified hard work and dedication – both on and off the court – most importantly as a father. Both he and Gigi had so much ahead of them. We offer our sincerest condolences to the families of everyone lost in the tragic accident. May they all rest in power and let us continue to carry their spirits with us.”


Media Contact: Mark Antoniewicz | e: media@hiphopcaucus.com | p: 202-740-1177

About Hip Hop Caucus: Established in 2004, Hip Hop Caucus is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership and partnership network, Hip Hop Caucus addresses core issues impacting young people, underserved, and vulnerable communities. Hip Hop Caucus programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders. Learn more at HipHopCaucus.org and follow @hiphopcaucus on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.