BET News Premieres the Third and Final Episode of Hip Hop vs. America II

This upcoming Saturday night BET News gives the ladies the final word with HIP HOP VS. AMERICA II: WHERE DID THE LOVE GO?. Hosted by MC Lyte and Jeff Johnson, this controversial town hall meeting joins an all female panel to candidly explore the role that Hip Hop plays in the way young women are raised in America today.

Are we doing enough for our young women? Are we creating positive role models for them to look up to? Does the lack of female MC’s have anything to do with the way females are represented in Hip Hop today? This third installment touches on this and a whole lot more, tune in Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 8 p.m.*.

The final episode of HIP HOP vs. AMERICA II: WHERE DID THE LOVE GO? premieres Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 8 p.m.* with an encore presentation of all three episodes on Sunday, July 6 beginning at 8 p.m.* Selwyn Seyfu Hinds is executive producer of HIP HOP VS. AMERICA II: WHERE DID THE LOVE GO?.

Participants in the HIP HOP VS. AMERICA II series include David Banner (rapper/producer); Lil X (director); Talib Kweli (hip hop recording artist); Lyfe Jennings (R&B recording artist); Lola Ogunnaike (journalist); Allison Samuels (Newsweek magazine); Nelson George (author/director/producer); Kevin Powell (writer/cultural critic); Michael Eric Dyson (author/professor, Georgetown University); Deelishis London Charles (winner, Flavor of Love 2); Angel Lola Love (video model/actress); Kim Osorio (author); Fershgenet Melaku (video model/actress); Michaela Angela Davis (journalist); Esther Armah (BBC journalist); Eugene Rivers (Christian activist); Clayton Gavin (hip hop artist/activist); Marc Lamont Hill (professor, Temple University); Melissa Harris Lacewell (professor, Princeton University); Lavonne Alford (recording artist); Beverly Bond (founder, Black Girls Rock, Inc. / hip hop DJ); Moya Bailey (activist/actor); Byron Hurt (filmmaker); Henry Bonsu (journalist); Akosua Anobil-Dodoo (journalist); LaShawna Stanley (President/CEO, Ethnicity Models); Ali LeRoi (producer/writer/director); M1 Dead Prez (hip hop artist/activist); and San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris.


PICTURED: Deelishis London Charles (Flavor of Love winner) and David Banner (Rapper/Producer). Courtesy of BET Networks.

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