On the heels of receiving BET's highest honor -- the "I Am Hip Hop Lifetime Achievement Award," at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards (click here for the full acceptance speech) -- the legendary MC Lyte, CEO/Founder of Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, and President, Lynn Richardson, will team up with BET, Soul Train, YES Productions and her partners at Café Mocha Radio to kick off the "Hip Hop Sisters Experience" with celebrity friends and supporters in Las Vegas during the Soul Train Music Awards weekend.
The foundation will announce, for the second year in a row, the "MC Lyte $100,000 First Wave Scholarship" winner during the during the red carpet preshow and will celebrate with the winners at a private, VIP reception at Planet Hollywood immediately following the Soul Train awards on Friday, November 8th. Confirmed guests include: MC Lyte, Lil Mama, Kenny Lattimore, Eric Benet, Sheree Fletcher, April Daniel, MC Smooth, and more.
On Saturday, November 9th, MC Lyte, along with Sheree Fletcher, Lil Mama and other celebrity guests, will speak at the Women, Wealth and Relationships Panel presented by Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, BET and Soul Train at the Orleans Arena.
"I am excited to partner with BET and Soul Train to present this year's $100,000 scholarship and am looking forward to speaking to the women of Las Vegas at our Women, Wealth and Relationships Panel", says MC Lyte. "Hip Hop Sisters Foundation has accomplished so much in the last year and to end 2013 partnering with such an iconic brand such as Soul Train is exactly the energy we need to continue to inspire women and girls all over the globe."
MC Lyte, along with Lynn Richardson, who is also a celebrity financial coach and COO of MC Lyte's enterprise, Sunni Gyrl Inc, will host the Women, Wealth and Relationship panel to discuss women's top three issues: their partner, their pocket book and their purpose. "I am committed to creating programs that align with our foundation's mission and goals and provide real tools to empower women and girls economically," says Lynn Richardson.
This funny, enlightening, and conversation-oriented Q&A format, educational panel will entertain audience members as the celebrities share their down-to-earth and sometimes off-the-cuff money and relationship stories. The panel is free to participants and will take place at the Orleans Arena Saturday November 9th from 2pm to 4pm. Guests can register for this stimulating panel at www.hiphopsister.info.
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About Hip-Hop Sisters Network
Founded by MC Lyte, the legendary lyricist and iconic hip-hop pioneer, Hip Hop Sisters Network includes Hip Hop Sisters Artistry, which provides a platform for female artists to showcase their talents in an environment of encouragement and respect, as well as Hip Hop Sisters Foundation, which is a non-profit charity that promotes positive images of women of ethnic diversity by bringing together leaders from the world of Hip Hop, the entertainment industry, and the corporate world. HHS provides national and international support to women and youth around the globe on the topics of: Cultural Issues; Financial Empowerment; Health and Wellness; Mentorship; and Educational Opportunities. Advisory board members include Faith Evans, Ledisi, Jada Pinkett Smith, Fantasia, Chilli, Russell Simmons, Cheryl "Salt" James, Lil Mama, Jeff Johnson, Malinda Williams, Kelly Price, Malcolm Jamal Warner, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis. Join the Movement: www.hiphopsisters.org
About First Wave:
The First Wave Spoken Word and Hip Hop Arts Learning Community is a unit within the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement. It is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bringing together young artists and leaders from across the United States and beyond, the First Wave Learning Community offers students the opportunity to live, study and create together in a close-knit, dynamic campus community. Operating under the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer and administered by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), the First Wave Learning Community is the first university program in the nation centered on spoken word and hip-hop culture. The inaugural First Wave cohort of 15 students began their UW-Madison career in the Fall 2007 Semester and currently there are 65 spoken word and hip-hop artists on full-tuition scholarship in the First Wave Program. We are currently looking for the next group of motivated students to join the First Wave Learning Community's 7th Cohort in 2013.