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LYVEF, Snoop & BET Networks Tap Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Rapper T.I., To Join Other Thought Leaders in Much-Needed Dialogue

June 24, 2013 Front Page No Comments

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According to the Children’s Defense Fund, homicide is the leading cause of death among 15 to 24-year-old African Americans. As we face these staggering realities, today, the League of Young VotersEducation Fund (LYVEF), Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) and BET Networks announce a partnership to further address the issue of gun violence in black communities across the country.

The partnership goes live on June 29, 2013, during BET Experience at L.A. Live weekend in Los Angeles, CA. The League of Young Voters Education Fund, Snoop Lion and BET will host No Guns Allowed: Disarming Violence in Our Community, a roundtable dialogue on the impact of gun violence in urban communities. The League of Young Voters also enlisted the NAACP Youth & College Division and Casey Family Programs to join the cause and sponsor the event.

Check out the big names celebs who will be in attendance…

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Dream Reborn Winners Announced: “Ima Push” by Gordon “Gallo” Nance

In honor of the recent disasters like the Tornado in Oklahoma, Superstorm Sandy and the wildfires in California, EAC members Green For All released “Ima Push” by hip-hop artist Gallo, the winner of their 2013 Dream Reborn Song Competition. The song is about finding a way to go on when you think you’ve got nothing left to give. By helping “Ima Push” go big, you’ll show solidarity for disaster survivors, and help spread Gallo’s inspiring message of resilience.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Gordon “Gallo” Nance is a producer and songwriter from Pocono, Pennsylvania. As a father, he knows firsthand what it’s like to struggle to support a family in this economy. And as someone who suffers from asthma, he understands the importance of protecting clean air.The direction for the song “Ima Push,” and his new album stems from what he calls PEM—Positive Energy Movement. “It’s a way of living, it’s about being positive, no matter what’s going on, even if the situation looks crazy, if it seems real negative, you feel like there is no way out. It’s about staying positive throughout all that.  It’s a mentality,” Gallo explains.

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Inside the League Vol. #2: We Started from the Bottom, Now we Here!

May 30, 2013 Front Page No Comments

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As the weather warms up, we have been been bringing cultural organizing to neighborhoods nationwide – from the Midwest to the Deep South to the Northeast to the West Coast. Take a look at what’s happening on the inside at the League of Young Voters this summer…

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[WATCH] President Obama Responds to Nicki Minaj

September 10, 2012 #ThatShitCray, Music, Politics No Comments

Is it true that Nicki Minaj endorsed Mitt Romney over President Obama? The Commander in Chief weighs in:

‘She likes to play different characters, so I don’t know what’s going on there’

[WATCH] HERE

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#NewMusic: Dee-1 x Mannie Fresh x Yasiin Bey “The Very Best”

September 7, 2012 Featured Artist, Music No Comments


Thanks to Mannie Fresh, Dee-1 has another soulful remake to add to the impressive list of songs that he’s already produced in his short hip hop career. The artist formerly known as Mos Def, even makes an unexpected appearance. The Focus Tape on the way, Oct 9th..If there’s a line, get in it!

[LISTEN] HERE

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