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Underwater Projects: Official Trailer and Upcoming Screenings

Norfolk, Virginia is sinking. The already insufficient sea wall ends where a public housing project, St. Paul’s, begins. St. Paul’s …

Hip Hop Caucus Featured on The Grio’s Dear Culture Podcast

Black voters are always crucial, not just in an election year, and that’s a message the Hip-Hop Caucus is spreading across the …

Hip Hop Caucus Nominated for Two NAACP Image Awards

Hip Hop Caucus has been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards this year! Official Ignorance: The Death in Custody Podcast …

Hip Hop Caucus Joins Letter to President Biden on a Proposed Power Plant Rule

Dear Mr. President: As organizations dedicated to achieving environmental and climate justice, we urgently request your attention to the racial …

Happy Holidays from the Hip Hop Caucus!

We are so grateful to be in community with you! Happy holidays to you and your loved ones. Please take …

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. Provides Remarks during the 2023 Green 2.0 NGO and Foundation Transparency Report Card Release

For the seventh consecutive year, Green 2.0 presented data on the diversity of staff and inclusivity practices of nonprofit organizations …

Narrative and Storytelling in Service of Climate Action: Describing the Future we Want and Winning the Story War

Hosted by the United Nations Global Innovation Hub, Associate Senior Director of Digital and Production JaRel Clay joined a panel …

The COP28 Climate Hub at American University: The Power of Storytelling

At American University, Senior Director of Storytelling and Communications Brittany Bell Surratt joined a panel of experts to discuss the …

Wine and Whine: Advocacy, Sips, and Networking with NExT Philadelphia

Hip Hop Caucus Policy Director for Democracy Reform and Public Liaison Chris Walton joined NExT Philadelphia, an affinity group with …

Artivism in Action: How We Showed Up for the Culture in 2023

In 2023, the Hip Hop Caucus put artivism in action to stay ten toes down for people and the planet. …

“Hotter Planet, Hotter Politics” feat. Bill McKibben and Rev Yearwood at Paul Smith’s College

As part of their Fall Lecture Series, Paul Smith’s College VIC hosted a presentation called, “Hotter Planet, Hotter Politics,” featuring …

Hip Hop Caucus at the CBCF’s 52nd Annual Legislative Conference

Join Hip Hop Caucus at the 52nd Annual Legislative Conference Washington, DC wednesday | September 20, 2023 15th Annual Black …

NYT Climate Forward: A Billion-Dollar War Against the Petrochemicals Industry

The petrochemicals and plastics business is booming. Why have we made it a mission to take on the industry, and …

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. to Keynote the CEEJH-UMD Symposium on Environmental Justice & Health Disparities

Happy 19th Anniversary, Hip Hop Caucus!

Today, Hip Hop Caucus celebrates 19 years of fighting for our people and the planet ✊🏾🌍 and we’re just getting …

Official Ignorance: The Death in Custody Podcast

For decades, we’ve known that our criminal justice system hasn’t been fair or just for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people. …

Hip Hop Caucus at the 18th Annual Katrina March and Secondline

Tuesday, August 29th marked the 18th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. When Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast 18 years ago, …

Hip Hop Caucus at the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Monday, August 28th marked the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Throughout the week, Hip Hop Caucus leadership and …

Hip Hop Caucus at the National Bar Association’s Civil Rights Forum

The Hip Hop Caucus team was in Minneapolis sounding the alarm on the growing attacks on voting rights across the …

Freshwater: A Short Film by dream hampton

Freshwater is a portrait of remembrance, of flooded Midwestern basements and maintaining connection in the wake of ongoing displacement, abandonment …

American Bar Association Chair Chat: Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr.

Hip Hop in the District: A Family and Friends Event – July 20, 2023

Hip Hop Caucus Partnership with Broccoli City Festival 2023

Events like the Broccoli City Festival are moments to enjoy artists, connect with fellow fans, and spread love, joy, and …

LIVE Stop ‘Cop City’ Town Hall From Atlanta, Hip Hop Caucus

Week of Action to Stop Cop City – June 23-July 1, 2023

Week of Action to Stop Cop City Listen to the Stop Cop City episode on The Coolest Show with Rev …

Photoshoot and Townhall: From Red Dogs to COP CITY: Dirty South’s History of Over-policing Atlanta

Hip Hop Caucus Co-Sponsors Route Zero EV Relay in Baltimore

The Route Zero EV relay stopped in Baltimore at the Canton Waterfront Park to chat with Climate and Environment Policy …

Rev Yearwood and dream hampton at the 2023 Hollywood Climate Summit

In partnership with Hip Hop Caucus and sponsored by The Center for Cultural Power, this session explored how cultural movements, …

Mixer and Photoshoot to Support #STOPCOPCITY

Green 2.0 Podcast: The Intersectionality of the Climate Movement featuring Rev Yearwood

When racial justice is centered in climate work, it ensures that those most impacted by climate change are leading the …

The Basement Series Presents a Sofa Session with Dee Barnes – Part 2

Watch Part Two of our dynamic conversation with Dee Barnes. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, a genre …

The Basement Series Presents a Sofa Session with Dee Barnes – Part 1

Watch Part One of our dynamic conversation with Dee Barnes. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, a genre …

Where Do We Go from Here: Building Power in Wisconsin in 2023 and Beyond

Swollen: Dispatches from the Flooded Midwest

Swollen: Dispatches from the Flooded Midwest, is a three-part short film that identifies flooding as a result of climate change …

Green Justice League: Money, Justice, Respect

The Biden-Harris Administration created the Justice40 Initiative to confront and address decades of underinvestment in disadvantaged communities. The initiative will …

WATCH: State of the Black World Conference: Hip Hop Summit

Teaching Artist Institute and the Hip Hop Caucus is hosting the Hip Hop Summit at the this year’s State of …

Can Hip-Hop Save Our Climate? – Word in Black Webinar

Hip-hop culture moves the world — but can it save it, too? In celebration of Earth Month, we talked with …

Hip Hop Caucus and Teaching Artist Institute Discuss the Global Impact of Hip Hop

Hip Hop 50 year Anniversary of Hip Hop will be discussed at the State of the Black World Conference Baltimore …

A Conversation with Justin J. Pearson, Attorney Ben Crump, and Rev Yearwood

What has occurred in the Tennessee House of Representatives represents an unprecedented attack on Democracy. This was made possible by …

Green Justice League: Petro Gotta Go

Petrochemicals, like the vinyl chloride in transit during the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, contribute to serious …

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Built By Women: The Backbone of Hip Hop: A Conversation and DJ Battle

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are hosting “Built By Women: The Backbone of Hip Hop” to explore a progressive …

Joseph Pate speaks at Womxn’s History Month at Rider University

From Queen Latifah to GloRilla, Lil’ Kim to Doja Cat, and Salt-N-Pepa to City Girls, womxn have been and continue …

Green Justice League: Riding Dirty – Heavy Duty Vehicles

In August of 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order that sets out timeline targets for heavy-duty truck rules. Trucks …

Rev Yearwood on the 1Hood Media podcast “This Week in White Supremacy”

Reggie Weaver visits Selma, Alabama for to commemorate Bloody Sunday and speak at the Hip Hop Political Summit

On the weekend of March 2-5, Hip Hop Caucus participated in the Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma, AL. The event …

Hip Hop Caucus’s Think 100% Featured as a Platform Honoring Black Resistance to Environmental Harm

BASEMENT SERIES: GRAMMY Edition w/ Angelica Ross, India Shawn, Kia Harper, Saint Elgin and Amorphous

Think 100% FILMS’ “Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave” Comedian Kristen Sivills on Climate Justice

Hip Hop Caucus Impact in 2022

2022 Winter Retreat Recap

BASEMENT Series featuring Tanerélle, SAMOHT, dream hampton, and Samuel Greene

Remembering Hurricane Katrina with a rally and march on the 17th anniversary