MC Lyte, one of the first the female rap pioneers in Hip-Hop wants to take her love and experience for music to promote education.
The emcee’s foundation, Hip-Hop Sisters Network has a platform that empowers young girls, and all young people by exposing them towards opportunities in education, the arts, and beyond. The charity component of the Hip-Hop Sisters Network, works towards providing annual scholarships to underprivileged children as they achieve higher education. MC Lyte believes in promoting positive images of youth by providing them with a space where they can work on building a positive future.
In addition to MC Lyte’s educational efforts, she also served as a mentor on Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, and performed during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
MC Lyte is using her platform towards and being the change she wants to see within our community. For more information about her organization please see the link below:
It’s seems like the Knowles family is killing it in every lane from Beyonce’ over-the-top Formation World Tour, to Jay-Z’s Tidal success, and now philanthropy! The Knowles’ recently donated 15 million dollars to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. It’s safe to say that most of the Jay & B’s moves are made in silence, but I think this is one that deserved some noise!
Haiti, a country with geographic disadvantages that makes them susceptible to natural disasters, just suffered from thousands of lives lost and land damaged due to Hurricane Matthew. Instead of just talking about it, the Knowles’ put the money where their mouth is. In addition to Haiti, the Knowles’ recently financially supported movements such as Black Lives Matter in the fight for freedom, justice, and equality in the U.S.
The Knowles’ family is setting a great example for many stars within the Hip-Hop community, as we become some of the lead activist in the country and fight on the forefront with our words, messages, and now dollars.
This fall in Chicago’s Union Square Park, Donda’s House, a nonprofit organization designed to expose inner-city kids to arts education, and Common’s Common Ground Foundation hosted the annual AAHH! Music Festival.