Slick Rick at Youth Empowerment Day


In an effort to educate our youths and young adults how to constructively use Hip-Hop as a vehicle for Social, Political and Economic Empowerment the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, Inc. and the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. launched “Youth Empowerment Day” at the 37th Annual Legislative Conference Weekend.

The “Hip-Hop, Politics and Economics” Youth Summit was attended by notables such as Hip-Hop Icon Slick Rick, Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith, Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie, Senator Antoine M. Thompson, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Senator Shirley Huntley, Assemblyman William Scarborough, Dr. Divine Pryor, Tamika Mallory, Tyrone McCray, Donovan Richards, DJ Baby Bear and over 400 youths.