In New Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% Coolest Show on Climate Change Episode Actresses Support Community Driven Solutions
LOS ANGELES, CA – Today Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% The Coolest Show on Climate Change podcast released an all new and special Valentine’s Day episode that features two of the foremost women of color in entertainment working towards a just solution to the climate crisis and bringing awareness to the environmental justice movement.
The powerful conversation between special guest Regina Hall and Think 100% special host Antonique Smith presents a dynamic and holistic perspective on how we can strengthen our communities and solve the climate crisis together. Hip Hop Caucus is teaming up with The Solutions Project to launch the special episode during Black History Month to highlight the leadership of women, Black & Brown folx, and creatives in the climate movement, and to inspire world leaders to act on the climate crisis.
“We and the planet are mutually dependent on each other. Our mama earth sustains our lives and in turn she deserves our fierce protection, love and respect,” said award-winning actress, producer, and artivist Regina Hall. “We must all work together to support the environmental solutions that frontline leaders, particularly in communities of color, are spearheading to end the climate crisis and uplift our world.“
The two acclaimed artists and climate justice advocates discuss their love and commitment to ‘Mama Earth’, the opportunity in the transition to clean energy to address the racial wealth gap, and the need for divestment from fossil fuels and investment in equitable solutions. They also explore the importance of building a more inclusive and diverse climate movement by supporting organizations led and operated by women and people of color.
“There is no movement without women, and if you want to win a movement, follow Black women,” said Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus. “Seeing amazing artists like Regina Hall and Antonique Smith lay out a blueprint to the climate crisis that works for everyone energizes our hearts and gives us hope. We all love the planet — on Valentine’s Day and every day — and want to do the best for our communities now and for future generations. It’s going to take all of us to push our leaders to make the changes required and I commend these two phenomenal ‘artivists’ for using their platforms to broaden the climate movement and inspire action.”
Known for her most recent role as Dawn on Black Monday, and films Girls Trip, The Hate You Give, and the Scary Movie series, Regina Hall recently became the first African American to win the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her role in 2018’s Support the Girls. She also is an advisor and donor to The Solutions Project. Since 2019 Regina has used her weekly #WCW post to elevate the work of incredible Black and Brown women who are often underrepresented leaders in the movement. Follow Regina on social media @MoreReginaHall to learn more about her work in the environmental justice movement.
Watch this Think 100% episode, subscribe to the podcast, and learn more about the platform at Think100.info and follow @Think100Show on social media.
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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. For more about Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning climate communications platform, visit Think100.info and follow @Think100Show.
About The Solutions Project: The Solutions Project is a grantmaking, storytelling, and capacity building organization that is accelerating the transition to 100% clean energy for all by championing a movement that is more inclusive, more collaborative, and more celebratory. Learn more at thesolutionsproject.org.