Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.

The Hip Hop Caucus

Join Michael Lerner in conversation with the Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr.—minister, community activist, and a national leader in Hip Hop social advocacy.

He is president of the Hip Hop Caucus in Washington, D.C. The Hip Hop Caucus engages young people in urban communities in elections, policy making and service projects. Rev. Yearwood co-created the 2004 campaign “Vote or Die” with Sean “Diddy” Combs and was the Political and Grassroots Director for Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network in 2003 and 2004. In 2008, he created the “Respect My Vote!” a voter registration and engagement campaign with T.I. and Keyshia Cole. His vision is to forge a more just and sustainable world by engaging more people, particularly young people and people of color in the civic and policy making process.

Hip Hop Caucus


Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.

Rev. Yearwood is a minister, community activist, and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He currently serves as president of the Hip Hop Caucus in Washington, D.C. The Hip Hop Caucus is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan, organization that engages young people in urban communities in elections, policy making and service projects. Their vision is to create a more just and sustainable world by engaging more people, particularly young people and people of color in the civic and policy making process.

Rev. Yearwood has appeared on CNN, BET Tonight, Al Jazeera, PBS, Fox, MTV, BBC, C-Span, and Hardball with Chris Mathews and featured in the Washington Post, The New York Times and VIBE.