…Celebrity Photographer Derek Blanks, will highlight MC Lyte to start off the 2013 season for the Yell Confidence national PSA’s , which will also support her scholarships for youth
(Wednesday, November 14th 2012) Right before the start of the Thanksgiving holiday, the trustee board of Saving Our Daughters steadily keeps working to secure positive women in the industry, as Ms. Windi Washington, Founder & Creator of Maxi Wade Agency of Los Angeles, connected her organization with the legendary & iconic artist of Hip-Hop, Ms. Mc Lyte and Ms. Lynn Richardson, Board President, of Hip Hop Sisters Foundation on Tuesday, November 13th.
In 2013, Saving Our Daughters will be joining forces with Ms. Lytes organizations’- Hip Hop Sisters Network which includes Hip Hop Sisters Artistry, and provides a platform for female artists to showcase their talents in an environment of encouragement and respect. Also 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.
Curtis B., of Saving Our Daughters states “We are so proud and honored to have such a powerful & influential woman in the industry such as MC Lyte, to join our list of artist such as Monica, Trina, Keke Wyatt and Tiny, just to name a few, to be committed and empower our young women thru all obstacles in life they might face.”
MC Lyte will give $100,000 college scholarships during the Soul Train Awards of 2012
Hip Hop Sisters Foundation CEO/Founder MC Lyte, advisory board members Melanie Fiona and Russell Simmons, University of Wisconsin-Madison Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Damon A. Williams, HHSF President Lynn Richardson, and Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) co-founder Sabrina Thompson announced at Russell Simmons’ New York City headquarters on September 6, 2012 a new $100,000 hip-hop scholarship partnership that will enable one college-bound student to pursue a bachelor’s degree from one of the world’s top academic institutions – the University of Wisconsin-Madison
A look at the Phenomenal, rapper, actress and philanthropist, MC Lyte
Lyricist, pioneer, icon, inspirational speaker, veteran and entrepreneur describe one of the most prolific and well-respected female Hip Hop artists of our time: MC Lyte. A pioneer in the industry, she opened the door for future female Hip Hop artists by daring to do what had never been done while doing something she loved. A role model to women and respected by men everywhere, Lyte never compromises who she is and consistently displays that a woman can turn heads fully clothed! Whenever possible, Lyte enjoys traveling across the nation to use her expertise and story of success to motivate others to take ownership of the world around them while striving to be the best they can possibly be. Author of “Unstoppable: Igniting the Power Within to Achieve Your Greatest Potential,” Lyte is also very active in many social projects, including anti-violence campaigns and Rock the Vote. MC Lyte is the presiding President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy, co-host of the nationally syndicated Café Mocha radio show, and she is also a proud honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
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, Chilli, Russell Simmons, Cheryl “Salt” James, Malinda Williams, Kelly Price, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Kenny Lattimore, Melanie Fiona and Dr. Benjamin Chavis. Join the Movement: www.hiphopsisters.org