Rev Yearwood

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. is the President & CEO of the 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 when he served as the Political and Grassroots Director of Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network in 2003 and 2004. He was also a key architect of P. Diddy’s “Vote Or Die!” campaign. In 2004 he founded the Hip Hop Caucus to build a sustainable organization for hip hop politics. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, Hip Hop Caucus is a multi-issue organization with a progressive agenda focused on: ​strengthening democracy​; ​civil and human rights​; climate change and environmental justice​; and, ​economic empowerment​. Hip Hop Caucus works to hold elected officials accountable and leverages culture to engage young people in the advocacy and civic process. Through a collaborative network, Hip Hop Caucus focuses on addressing core issues impacting under-served and vulnerable communities with programs and campaigns that support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders. Learn more at Follow HHC online @HipHopCaucus on all social media platforms.

stories by Rev Yearwood

Respect My Vote, Virginia!

Respect My Vote, Virginia!

“It's time for America to get right.” - Fannie Lou Hamer The civil rights legend Fannie Lou Hamer would be 100 years old today. While other civil rights leaders of the 20th century - like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.- might have been the face of the movement,...

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