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Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. (he/him)

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. President and CEO, Hip Hop Caucus; Senior Advisor, Bloomberg Philanthropies; Chairperson, Beyond Petrochemicals Campaign


Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.  is the president and founder of Hip Hop Caucus, a minister, community activist, US Air Force veteran, and one of the most influential people in hip-hop political life. Rev. Yearwood entered the world of hip-hop politics as the political and grassroots director for the Hip Hop Summit Action Network in 2003 and 2004, and as a key architect of P. Diddy’s “Vote Or Die!” campaign in a run up to the 2004 presidential election. To carry the energy of the efforts beyond election day, he founded Hip Hop Caucus in September of 2004. The goal of Hip Hop Caucus is to build a powerful and sustainable organization for the culture’s role in the civic process and empowerment of communities impacted first and worst by injustice. As a non-profit, non-partisan, multi-issue organization, Hip Hop Caucus focuses on addressing core issues impacting underserved and vulnerable communities, with programs and campaigns that support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders. Through a collaborative network, Hip Hop Caucus holds elected officials accountable, shapes policy, and builds more diverse and powerful movements to ignite positive change.
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. (he/him)