The Hip Hop Public Health Team is basking in the success of its 3rd annual Hip Hop Public Health Summit. The event was held last Thursday, June 9th at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. GE was the presenting sponsor for the HHPH Summit: http://www.gereports.com/doug-e-fresh-chuck-d-and-the-hip-hop-doc-celebrate-health-in-harlem/ Attendees enjoyed delicious GO, SLOW, and WHOA Foods from Doug. E’s in Harlem, great music by DJ Barry Bee, a fantastic Michael Jackson impersonation by young Johnny Collazzo, and a fun and informative presentation by Doug E. Fresh, Easy A.D. of the Legendary Cold Crush Brothers, and Ms. Tiffany Denise of the HHPH Team. Easy A.D. received an award for his hard work and dedication to HHPH efforts. Chauncey Hawkins also received an award for his outstanding student contributions to HHPH. All participants also received copies of HHPH’s new album Hip Hop Health Vol. 1, featuring songs by Artie Green, Doug E. Fresh, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Easy A.D., and team member Monique “Mo Flow” Hedmann.
Councilman Inez Dickens, to whom the Hip Hop Health Vol. 1 album is dedicated, and Representative Charlie Rangel addressed the crowd of excited children, joyous adults, engaged community members, and proud legislators in praise of HHPH for its many accomplishments. Chuck D provided the audience with a powerful summation of the mission and potential of HHPH to benefit the masses worldwide:
“Hip Hop HEALS is a title that says it all. Dr. Williams and this movement – this is a wonderful thing. It’s about being able to keep it positive. It’s not about us – it’s about what we can give and what we can continue to generate. This needs the support of as many people as possible because this is a community saver.
Music can change the world. There are so many things from New York City that have changed the world, and Hip Hop is no exception. The radio stations should be able to understand that putting a positive light on this powerful music can change the world all over again if they give it a chance.”
Please view this link on BET News for footage from the HHPH Summit!