| TEAM |
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and Founder
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. is the President & Founder of Hip Hop Caucus, a minister, community activist, U.S. Air Force veteran, and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He entered the world of Hip Hop Politics as the Political and Grassroots Director for the Hip Hop Summit Action Network in 2003 and 2004, and as a key architect of P. Diddy’s “Vote Or Die!” campaign in 2004. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, he established the award winning Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign where he led a coalition of national and grassroots organizations to advocate for the rights of Katrina survivors. In 2008, he led Hip Hop Caucus’ launch of Respect My Vote!, a campaign and coalition that works with Hip Hop artists to engage young people in the electoral process. As a national leader and pacemaker within the Green Movement, he works to bridge the gap between communities of color and environmental advocacy. He is a leader in campaigns calling for divestment from fossil fuels causing climate change, increasing diversity in the climate movement, ensuring everyone has clean water and air, and international efforts to address climate change. In 2018, he helped launch Think 100%, Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning climate communications and activism platform.
| NATIONAL TEAM |
Community Outreach Manager
Liz is Hip Hop Caucus’ Executive Director, leading the diverse team, grassroots leaders, and cultural influencers that make Hip Hop Caucus one of the nation’s most dynamic 21st century civil and human rights organizations.
Director of Communications
Mark brings an array of public affairs, communications, and program management experience to Hip Hop Caucus. He previously served on President Obama’s environmental and public engagement teams as a political appointee in the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He brings a passion for connecting people to positive change, protecting the planet for future generations, and ensuring that everyone has an equal seat at the table in the policy making process.
Jazmine is a mother, writer, producer, and business entrepreneur. Jazmine began her writing career at 14 years old as a founding member of the award winning non-profit and A-G accredited curriculum, Get Lit Words Ignite.
Senior Advisor to the President
Trinidad-born, New York-based emcee MESSIAH has a message: words possess power. His own power was uncovered at the tender age of four, when he was encouraged to write and perform poetry by a second mother who once joined Bob Marley’s musicians and Olu Dara onstage.
| CITY COORDINATORS |
New Orleans Coordinator
Bay Area Advisor
Los Angeles Coordinator