Voto Latino to be Honored at the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball

Washington, DC[CapitalWirePR] – Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) along with PHILANTHROPIK are pleased to present the HIP-HOP INAUGURAL BALL II in celebration of the Hip-Hop community’s role in the 2012 Election and promoting political awareness.  Actress and television personality LA LA ANTHONY together with actor and E! News anchor TERRENCE J will host the black tie, charity gala at 8 p.m., January 20, at The Harman Center for the Arts,610 F Street, N.W.,Washington,DC.

This year, special acknowledgement will be made in recognition of the role the Hispanic/Latina hip-hop community played in galvanizing large numbers of Hispanics to vote by honoring VOTO LATINO. Actress Rosario Dawson will accept an award on behalf of Voto Latino, the non-partisan organization she co-founded to bring new and diverse voices into the political process by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change.

The brainchild of event chairs Russell Simmons and Zach McDaniels, the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball will once again be the hippest and hottest ticket of the Inaugural weekend. 2 Chainz, John Legend, Eva Longoria, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell Williams, Jadakiss, Brandy, LOS, Tank, Lance Gross, 9th Wonder and Raheem DeVaughn and more will be amongst the many in attendance. A special treat: hip-hop violinist Damien Escobar from the group Nuttin but Stringz (America’s Got Talent) will perform, as will Wayne Brady and Meek Mill, Marsha Ambrosius.  Charles “ROC” Dutton and Jadakiss will give us a sneak peak at their new movie “Must Be the Music.”

Lifetime Achievement honoree MC Lyte will be honored with a special tribute performance by fellow ladies of hip-hop Yo-Yo, Smooth and Lil Mama.  The Human Beat Box, hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh will also receive a Lifetime Achievement award.  A special recognition will be given to honor Dr. Benjamin Chavis, HSAN President, and his work as a mentor and advocate within the hip-hop community and for his life-long commitment to the Civil Rights Movement.  The governor ofNorth Carolinarecently pardoned him and ten others who were falsely convicted and imprisoned for arson in the historic “Wilmington Ten” case.

The Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball is a charity fundraiser with all ticket proceeds going to PHILANTHROPIK, a non-profit committed to supporting programs and initiatives that empower the community and inspire young people to be philanthropic.


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