Archive | June, 2009

H2A fundraiser

27 Jun

So after finding about Michael Jackson yesterday Toofly and I had to get to NYU for THE HIP HOP ASSOCIATION fundraiser by 6:30 to be ready for her tribute. We were expecting everyone to be real somber but all the women came together and made it a really memorable event!

check the flicks:

YOUNITY in da house!!!!!

YOUNITY in da house! where's SHANA?

there she is- working hard!

there she is- working hard!

D and ylove reppin the baby....

D and ylove reppin the baby....

Me, Rockafella n Toofly

Me, Rockafella n Toofly

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Martha Diaz n Diane Norega- our super dope fun hostesses for the evening!!!

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so happy to see ROXANNE SHANTE again:)

TOOFLY being honored- GOOOO KID!!!

TOOFLY being honored- GOOOO KID!!!

Diana Yvette n Toofly:)

Diana Yvette n Toofly:)

oh shit is that MONIE LOVE?????

oh shit is that MONIE LOVE?????

Always great seeing DEANNA CUMMINGS:)

Always great seeing DEANNA CUMMINGS:)

ALL THE LADIES MAKING IT HAPPEN!!! SOOO INSPIRATIONAL

ALL THE LADIES MAKING IT HAPPEN!!! SOOO INSPIRATIONAL

and of course cant forget to mention our photographer and supportet for the evening- JAY FINGERS:)

and of course cant forget to mention our photographer and supporter for the evening- JAY FINGERS:)

WAS SUCH A GREAT NIGHT- THANKS TO H2A and MARTHA DIAZ CONTINUOSLY EMPOWERING WOMEN AND DOING THEIR THING!!!

THE KICK OFF SHOW IN PHILLY- FEBRUARY

27 Jun

THE KICK OFF SHOW IN PHILLY- FEBRUARY

RIP MICHAEL JACKSON (1958-2009]

27 Jun

So yesterday I got in my car and my dress strap snapped, Toofly was in the car so I ran back up to the crib and grabbed some safety pins. When I came back down Toofly says- kid youre not gonna believe this… AND thats when I heard about Michael Jacksons death. Our moods immediately changed and as we drove to the H2A fundraiser we stayed tuned to hot 97 listening for any news that we can get. Like most New Yorkers we were blasting his classics as a tribute to him. There are really no words to describe how I felt… I still cant believe it. It made both of us realize how we all must live our life to the fullest with no regrets- tomorrow is not promised.

RIP MICHAEL JACKSON (1958-2009]

ESTILO HIP HOP NATIONAL PBS BROADCAST- Sunday 6/28/09 10PM

24 Jun

ESTILO HIP HOP NATIONAL PBS BROADCAST Sunday, June 28, 2009 10PM

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Film to Premiere on Global Voices Series on PBS WORLD Channel
Sunday June 28 at 10PM


Hip Hop music has the ability to give a voice to the disenfranchised in any country, and as music with a message it is a form available to all societies worldwide. Directed by New York based filmmakers, Loira Limbal and Virgilio Bravo, ESTILO HIP HOP chronicles the lives of Eli Efi, Guerrillero, and Magia, three hip hop artists from Brazil, Chile and Cuba who firmly believe that hip hop can change the world. These three inspirational leaders mobilize young people to become politically active. However as the stakes assume greater risks, the leaders are faced with challenges and have to make life-altering decisions that ultimately impact the course of their lives and of the hip hop movement. ESTILO HIP HOP will air nationally on Global Voices on PBS WORLD on Sunday, June 28 at 10 PM. For more information and to check your local listings, please visit click here.


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WOMANHOOD LEARNING PROJECT FUNDRAISER- 6/25/09

23 Jun

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extremely proud to be part of this event! SAVE THE DATE!!!

WOMANHOOD PASSAGE FUNDRAISER & WOMANHOOD LEARNING PROJECT
Hip-Hop Association Hosts Inspirational Fundraiser, Honors Pioneers of Hip-Hop Culture

NEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2009) – The Hip-Hop Association, in collaboration with the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at New York University, proudly presents the Womanhood Passage Fundraiser, a special evening acknowledging the strength, beauty, leadership, challenges, and successes of women in Hip-Hop. With an exquisite rooftop view of Washington Square Park and New York City, the event will take place at NYU’s Rosenthal Pavilion, located in the Kimmel Center, from 7pm-10pm on Thursday, June 25, 2009.

Special guests represent Hip-Hop artists, as well as executives, activists, media makers, and entrepreneurs. Confirmed speakers include: MONIE LOVE, ROCKAFELLA, BARAKA SELE, TOOFLY, MARCELLA RUNELL HALL, DJ BEVERLY BOND, KIM OSORIO, DJ JAZZY JOYCE, RACHEL RAIMIST, THEMBISA MSHAKA, DR. ROXANNE SHANTE, MARTHA COOPER, and CINDY CAMPBELL, the Mother of Hip-Hop. The Womanhood Passage Fundraiser is meant to serve as a safe space where we can address issues affecting women. The youngest guest speaker is 15 year-old P-STAR, who will talk about her documentary P-Star Rising, recently screened at the TriBeCa Film Festival. The event kicks off the Hip-Hop Association’s 2009 Womanhood Learning Project (WLP) initiatives.

Womanhood Passage Fundraiser
June 25, 2009
7pm -10pm
NYU Kimmel Center-Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
www.hiphopassociation.org

The Womanhood Learning Project magnifies women’s roles and leadership positions within Hip-Hop culture and the community.  The two main goals for the WLP in 2009 are a resource book entitled, Fresh, Bold, So Def: Women in Hip-Hop Changing the Game and the Ladies First Fund, the first grant for women in Hip-Hop. Fresh, Bold, So Def: profiles over 300 artists, activists, and entrepreneurs, while the Ladies First Fund is an initiative that offers a $5,000 grant to a candidate dedicated to social entrepreneurship in the Newark, New Jersey area.

The WLP is supported by the likes of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers Business School, New York Liberty, Ford Foundation, Union Square Awards, and the NYU Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Student Services (LGBTSS).

“This event is more than just honoring those that have paved the way, it is also promoting intergenerational healing amongst women,” says Martha Diaz, Founder of the Hip-Hop Association. “Too often the negative associations of women in Hip-Hop go unresolved; we hope to have the Womanhood Passage Fundraiser move us toward a resolution while promoting some of the most positive women in Hip-Hop.”

Ticket Info:
$100 (General Admission)
$45 (Students & Non-Profit Organizations)
$300 (Groups of 4 – $100 Savings)

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: www.hiphopassociation.org

PRESS CONTACT:
Shana Louallen
shana@hiphopassociation.org
P: 646.359.8448

A stroll thru DUMBO-BK Hip hop launch party

23 Jun

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AM TOOFLY AND YVEY- wheres shana at?

stop baby

The baby’s back…..

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IMG_0948Beautiful view from BK hip hop launch party- awesome rooftop!

BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL

17 Jun

YOUNITY will be reppin’ a table and workshop this year at THE BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL. Please come thru and check it:

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