Guerrilla Union, the promoters behind the annual travelling Hip Hop extravaganza that is Rock The Bells, announced earlier this week that Lauryn Hill is officially the latest addition to a line-up that includes The incomparable Wu-Tang Clan (performing every track from 36 Chambers), A Tribe Called Quest (performing their incredible Midnight Marauders album in its entirety), Snoop Dogg (who’s bringing the Dogg Pound, RBX and Lady of Rage along to perform all of his classic 1993 debut album Doggystyle), Rakim (who will be performing all of Paid in Full), and KRS One (performing all of Criminal Minded). Yeah, I know.
Why take the pledge?
Far too many Black youth continue to be demonized, criminalized and murdered.
Enough is enough!
In response to this intensifying crisis, the Black Youth Project (BYP) has launched “The Pledge.”
With “The Pledge,” we are asking individuals and organizations to close ranks around black youth and make a commitment to take action and fight with black youth as they confront a relentless crisis. We at the BYP believe that each person can make a difference by doing something!
By taking The Pledge we not only articulate our concern about black youth, but symbolically unite our voices with others who will work to confront this crisis.
If we each take action, whether it is starting a group, signing a petition, or mentoring a young person in your neighborhood, then we all become a part of the solution.
Stand With Black Youth!
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