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Toni Blackman US Hip Hop Ambassador Joins Dr Dia on Wellness

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Toni Blackman is an ambassador of music and all it can do to help people- quite literally:  she is the first ever U.S. Ambassador of Hip Hop under the State Department.

In the arts, she is a member of the Grammy's, critically acclaimed author of Inner Course: A Plea for Real Love, and has toured the world from South East Asia with Jazz at Lincoln Center's Musical Ambassador program to Senegal.

Her entire career is a resume of using her talents to help others on tough issues:

  • I Rhyme Like a Girl with NYU
  • The Girls Hip Hop Project with the Girl Scouts
  • The Freestyle Union to encourage Social Responsibility
  • The End of Silence on ending violence against women

And she is mentor to Dr. Dia, founder of H.Y.P.E. who will be joining us as we talk music and emotional wellness.

Toni has been featured by Essence "30 Women to Watch", Savoy, Book Magazine, Newsweek Japan, The Washington Post, the NY Times, She's been highlighted on BET, Fox News, VH1, Upscale, Vibe, Honey and numerous award winning documentaries. 

This interview will be a side you have not seen- with her friend, with her passion, and talking woman to woman among the three of us.