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Ellen Zoe Golden
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RUSSELL SIMMONS AND THE HIP-HOP SUMMIT ACTION NETWORK HOLD DALLAS SUMMIT 2003
AT PAUL QUINN COLLEGE
ERYKAH BADU, THE D.O.C. AND REVEREND RUN TO PARTICIPATE
NEW YORK, N.Y. OCTOBER 14, 2003 Russell Simmons, Chairman of the
Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, its President and CEO
announced today the Dallas Hip-Hop Summit 2003, scheduled for Thursday,October
16, from 12:30-4:30pm at Paul Quinn College at The Richard Allen Chapel 3837
Simpson Stuart, Dallas, TX. Mr. Simmons and Dr. Chavis, along with Dallas¹
own Erykah Badu and the D.O.C. and Reverend Run of Run-DMC will all participate
in the free, open to the public forum focusing on youth empowerment and voter
registration. Tickets are free and are required to attend. They are available
at all 7-Eleven stores in the following areas while supplies last: Duncanville,
Desoto, Lancaster, Oak Cliff and Pleasant Grove.
Russell Simmons affirmed, ³The Dallas Hip-Hop Summit 2003 will be a great
opportunity for college students and other youth to respond to the multiple
career opportunities in hip-hop culture. Last week, for the first time in the
history of the Billboard charts, the top 10 were all African-American and were
all hip-hop artists. Thus, the timing of this Summit is quite noteworthy.²
Dr. Benjamin Chavis emphasized, ³The Dallas Hip-Hop Summit is one of the
activities in a weeklong celebration inaugurating the 32nd President of Paul
Quinn College, Dr. Dwight J. Fennell. There is an important relationship between
getting a good education and hip-hop. We intend to celebrate the creative genius
of hip-hop in the Dallas area at this Summit.²
Sponsors of the Dallas Hip-Hop Summit 2003 are 7-Eleven, Inc., 97.9 The Beat
radio station and Def Con3.
Readers can call the school for more info at 214-302-3510 or 214-302-3505.
For more information on how to register to vote as part of the Hip-Hop Summit
Action Network¹s outreach to youth and their Hip-Hop Team Vote campaign,
go to www.hsan.org.