FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2017   

Mark Antoniewicz joins Hip Hop Caucus

 

Washington, DC - Hip Hip Hop Caucus (HCC) announced today that Mark Antoniewicz has been named Director of Communications. Mark is enthusiastically welcomed into the Hip Hop Caucus family. Hip Hop Caucus is a national nonprofit nonpartisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process in order to build power and create positive change.

“Hip Hop Caucus is extremely pleased and very fortunate to have someone of Mark's excellent experience in the field of communications join our team,” said Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus. “The addition of Mark Antoniewicz to the Hip Hop Caucus team, shows the world, that people are very serious about climate change, and revitalizing vulnerable communities. Mark, could have gone anywhere with his background and his impeccable credentials, but he wanted to make sure at this time of crisis and resistance, that his impressive skills would be used to empower the suites, as well as the streets across this great country of ours in an effort to create change for future generations.“

Mark comes with more than 10 years of experience in communications, public affairs and program management. Most recently, Mark was a political appointee in the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where he helped lead the external outreach portfolio on climate, environment, natural resource conservation, and energy. He served as a public affairs advisor to senior White House officials and worked to create opportunities to highlight policy impacts, engage new communities, and enhance collaborative relationships to build support for action.

As a member of President Obama’s environmental team, he was involved in initiatives such as the Paris Climate Agreement and Clean Power Plan, efforts to ensure access to the clean energy economy and outdoors for all, and several National Monument designations to protect cultural and natural resources, including the first ever honoring LGBT history and Women’s rights, and millions of acres of land and water critical to local communities and wildlife.

Mark said,"Joining the Hip Hop Caucus is a tremendous honor for me. We are at a critical moment right now in this country, with the health, opportunities, and rights of our communities all in the crosshairs of this Administration. The stakes have never been higher and we need to do everything in our power to fight back. I look forward to working with the Hip Hop Caucus family to unite people, strengthen our communities now, and protect our planet for future generations."

Prior to the White House, Mark served in the Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business at the United States Department of Transportation, where his team worked to ensure that the nation’s small, minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses had the opportunities and resources they needed to succeed within the transportation industry.

Mark is a proud graduate of University of Connecticut.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2017                          

Mustafa Santiago Ali joins Hip Hop Caucus

Washington DC — The Hip Hop Caucus announces Mustafa Santiago Ali as the new Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization.   The Hip Hop Caucus is a national, non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change.  As HHC Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization, Mustafa Santiago Ali will lead the strategic direction, expansion and operation of the Hip Hop Caucus’ portfolio on Climate, Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization.

Mustafa Santiago Ali joins the Hip Hop Caucus, after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and on Capitol Hill.  At the EPA, Mustafa S. Ali served as the Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice and Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization. Mustafa Ali elevated environmental justice issues and worked across federal agencies to strengthen environmental justice policies, programs and initiatives. At the EPA, Mustafa led the Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice (EJIWG), which was comprised of 17 federal agencies and White House offices focused on implementing holistic strategies to address the issues facing vulnerable communities.  Mustafa Ali worked for EPA Administrators beginning with William Riley and ending with Gina McCarthy.  He joined the EPA as a student and became a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ).

He has been a Guest Lecturer at Yale University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Spelman College, Albany Law School and Howard University School of Law.  Mustafa is a former instructor at West Virginia University and Stanford University in Washington, and the former co-host of the “Spirit in Action” radio show which focused on social justice issues.

Today, Mustafa Santiago Ali is renowned as a National Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator specializing in social Justice issues focused on revitalizing our most vulnerable communities. Throughout his career, Mustafa has conducted over 1,000 presentations across the country, including speeches, guest lecturers and trainings. He has also worked with over 500 domestic and international communities to secure environmental, health and economic justice.

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, stated, “I am thrilled that Mustafa will be joining our team. His award winning work over the past two decades on economic, climate and environmental justice aligns perfectly with HHC’s focus on empowering the next generation of leaders. He shares our values on culture, innovation, and elevating the voices of communities that are often overlooked and forgotten. As one of the leading voices in the social justice movement he has shown himself to be an extraordinary leader throughout his career and has a proven track record. We appreciate the incredible work that he has done with youth and his commitment to the Principles of Environmental justice”

Ali stated, “I am honored, humbled and blessed to join the Hip Hop Caucus and I look forward to collaborating with an amazing team of artists, leaders and stakeholders across the country, as we focus on moving vulnerable communities from, ‘Surviving to Thriving.’  I have always admired the innovation, dedication and positive impacts of the Hip Hop Caucus.  I look forward to contributing to the Caucus’s continued success and leadership in creating a world that is filled with Justice, Opportunity and Equality for All.”

To learn more about the work of the Hip Hop Caucus visit: www.HipHopCaucus.Org

Black Leaders to Assess Impact of 2016 Presidential Election

http://sobwc.ibw21.org/black-leaders-assess-impact-of-2016-presidential-election

 

The Panelists/Speakers

 

http://sobwc.ibw21.org/#register

 

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Join us for this special Baltimore Youth Summit on Police Reform! RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2dN5Jb6

HBCUS in North Carolina stand in solidarity with Keith Lamont Scott TONIGHT at 10pm #BlackLivesMatter

Join us for the first annual Dolla Day featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Friends on September 25th!

August 29th at 10am Starts at Lower 9th Ward! #BiggestSecondLineOnAMonday
Brought to you by Wild Wayne, Sunni Patterson and our New Orleans Leadership Coordinator, Sess 4 -5

 

The recent tragedies in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Texas and Louisiana now account for more than a third of the 31 police murders by gunfire in the U.S. this year.  Last year, there were 39 murders of police officers by gunfire, down from the previous year, as well as historically. In 2005 there were 53 murders of police by gunfire; in 1995 – 70 murders; in 1985 – 74 murders; and in 1975 – 143 murders. In other words, these recent years are the safest years in history to be a cop.

With a city in mourning, this might be the worst time to impose statistics and a tone of rationality. However, we need to be aware of the potential narrative that will try to bend problems associated with gun culture into a larger, movement unassociated to justify the inequity of the criminal justice system towards Black people.

This past May, Governor John Bel Edwards signed the “Blue Lives Matter” bill into law, making Louisiana the first state in the nation where public safety workers are considered a protected class under the hate-crime law. In many states, hate crime laws call for additional penalties for those convicted of crimes targeting victims on the basis of race, ethnicity or religion. Targeting police officers, firefighters and emergency medical service personnel now fall under Louisiana’s hate crime law.

“Blue Lives Matter” legislation is a distraction from the over-policing of Black and Brown people and wastes time focusing on a non-existent problem, instead of addressing the real problem of police bias and racial profiling. While the population of Baton Rouge is over 50% Black, two-thirds of the police department is White.  The police department has a history of mistreating its citizens.  So much so, that the Baton Rouge police department has been under a federal consent decree since 1980--and has had more than 30 years to improve its minority recruiting.  ‘Blue Lives ‘ Advocates argue criticizing the police fosters animosity towards law enforcement.

Doesn’t a killing of an unarmed Black person also foster animosity towards law enforcement?  The power and prevalence of smartphones and social media allow us to document and watch unarmed Black people die in real time.  Where is the support for “Black Lives Matter” legislation?  What laws protect the Alton Sterlings in Louisiana?
Unfortunately, there are no easy answers or quick fix solutions. What can we do now?

DEMAND President Obama issue an “Executive Order” that compels the Department of Justice to issue uniform police guidelines and standards that must be adhered to by police departments across the nation. This includes training, conduct, recruitment, use of lethal force, traffic stops, racial profiling, body cameras, and the prosecution of misconduct by police officers.

We can register to vote. We can vote. We can show up at the polls and elect officials who are committed to ending brutality by holding people accountable. Voting local matters. Join Hip Hop Caucus in the #RespectMyVote movement. #ElectoralRevolution

If you are living in Baton Rouge, you should know on November 8, 2016,  every East Baton Rouge city councilperson (all 12) are up for re-election.  Also the mayor, sheriff, one Senator and, two Congresspeople will be on the ballot. If you don’t live in Baton Rouge, register or pledge to vote for people who will act.  Do your research on each candidate and decide the immediate impact they will have once elected into office. Your vote matters!
And lastly, continue to keep your smartphones charged.

Document. Report. Ignite change. #RespectMyVote #StayWoke

Posted by: Lisa Fager, Director, Public Policy and Solutions

The data regarding police casualties presented in this blog was obtained from The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., and analyzed by Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, for the Facebook Post, “An Honest Prayer for Baton Rouge, Louisiana.”

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Drake beat out fellow nominees in the "Best Hip Hop Song" category, which includes Big Sean's "Blessings" which features Drake & Kanye West, Rich Homie Quans "Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh),"Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen,"Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne "Truffle Butter." 

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P Diddy is opening a school. The rap mogul admitted it is a 'dream come true' to be founding Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School after working in partnership with Capital Preparatory Schools for years. 

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 On the latest episode of "Faded With Jimmy Hu$tle," Malik Yusef stopped by the shop and discussed working with Kanye West, the purpose of the Hip Hop Caucus and more.

Charlamagne Tha God, is a very popular radio and television personality. He is a co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Breakfast Club with DJ Envy and Angela Yee and stars in Guy Code and Girl Code, and is a VJ on The Week In Jams with DJ Envy and Sofi Green. In 2015, Charlamagne began hosting the MTV2 show Uncommon Sense.

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Curtis Jackson, better known to the rest of us as rapper 50 Cent, has been enduring an ongoing battle with creditors due to his recent bankruptcy filing. The business mogul dodged a bullet by reaching a deal with his creditors on Wednesday.

The Notorious B.I.G. was assassinated by an unidentified gunman just two months shy of his 25th birthday — and just six months after the fatal shooting of his rap rival Tupac Shakur. We just want to say Happy Birthday! Gone. But certainly never forgotten.

The Kennedy Center named Q-Tip, Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming as three new "artistic partners" during its 2016-17 season announcement Tuesday. The center also announced a JFK Centennial, an inaugural hip-hop culture series and other programming.

TIDAL has released a statement today (February 29) after reports surfaced that the streaming company was being sued for $5 million. John Emanuele filed the case with his company, Yesh Music LLC, stating that TIDAL did not pay independent artists proper royalties and violated copyright. The suit names Jay Z's company, S. Carter Enterprises, as a defendant.

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Following a brief stint as an independent act, Atlanta rapper T.I. announced that he signed a distribution deal with Roc Nation for his 10th studio album, Dime Trap, onFebruary 22. 

There are two generations of American adults now who have grown up with hip-hop. Grown up with artists like 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G. held up as cultural icons; with hip-hop in movies and television shows; with rap songs being played in stadiums and with a president who knows Jay Z and Ludacris.

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Beyonce caused a stir during her Super Bowl 50 halftime show by having her backup dancers honor the Black Panthers. They wore black berets and pumped their fists during Beyonce's new song, "Formation."

One year ago today, a family of three young Muslims was found shot dead in their home in a quiet neighborhood of North Carolina. Today we remember their hearts and their spirits!

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