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Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. & the Hip Hop Caucus

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Special 2 Hour Show Join us as we speak with Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., is a minister, community activist, and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. Firmly grounded in his Caribbean and Louisiana roots, Rev. Yearwood is a fierce advocate for the poor and minorities. A powerful and fiery orator, Yearwood works diligently and tirelessly to encourage the Hip Hop generation to utilize its political and social voice. He currently serves as President of the Hip Hop Caucus in Washington, D.C. The Hip Hop Caucus is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan, organization that inspires and motivates those born after the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. He was an Officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and led a "Make Hip Hop Not War" national tour to engage more young people in the movement for peace;Yearwood was a co-creator of the 2004 campaign "Vote or Die" with Sean "Diddy" Combs. He was also the Political and Grassroots Director for Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action Network in 2003 and 2004, and a Senior Consultant to Jay Z's Voice Your Choice. This brother is doin' work! Also on the show will be Master William Taylor Redd. When Southampton Intermediate School fifth-grader William Taylor realized that there are children living around the world, and in his own backyard, who go without the basics that most kids rely on to let their imaginations flow—paper to write and draw on, paint and pencils to create art with—he decided to do something about it. William set out to start his own charitable foundation, and he has gotten further than might be expected. “Our mission is to provide educational and art supplies for underprivileged children in Africa and the United States, so that all children, regardless of their economic situation, are able to learn and explore at home or at school,” William wrote.