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 of North Carolina recently pardoned him and ten others who were falsely convicted and imprisoned for arson in the historic "Wilmington Ten" case.
The party will continue throughout The Venue after the awards and performances with Legendary DJ D-Nice and DJ Lil Mic on the one's and two's.
The Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball sponsors, HEINEKEN USA, Argyleculture, BACARDI, and Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, represent a corporate community committed to supporting a lifestyle focused in conscious living by supporting the diversity of thought in the hip-hop community. The host hotel is the Renaissance Arlington Capital View - for reservations visit www.renaissancearlington.com or call 1-800-228-9290 (use group code "hhbhhba" or mention the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball for special rates). Online media partners are Global Grind (www.globalgrind.com) & The Young, Black and Fabulous (www.TheYBF.com) - two of the most popular online destinations chronicling celebrity and entertainment news.
The Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball validator partners, The National Association of Counties, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Impact and the Hip-Hop Caucus/RESPECT MY VOTE, share the commitment to The National community to support non-partisan civic engagement.
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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