S2 – Episode 7: “Love Mama Earth” w/ Regina Hall

We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day 2020 by showing some LOVE for our people and planet! 

In this episode of The Coolest Show on Climate Change, the acclaimed actress and producer Regina Hall (@MoreReginaHall) joins Think 100% co-host, and Grammy-nominated singer and actress, Antonique Smith (@AntoniqueSmith), for a powerful conversation on how we can strengthen our communities and solve the climate crisis. These two amazing “artivists” are two of the foremost women of color in entertainment working towards a just solution to the climate crisis and bringing awareness to the environmental justice movement. 

Hip Hop Caucus (@HipHopCaucus) and Think 100% (@think100show) is teaming up with The Solutions Project (@SolutionsProj) to launch the special episode during Black History Month to highlight the leadership of women, Black & Brown folx, and creatives in the climate movement, and to inspire world leaders to act on the climate crisis.

Known for her roles in the TV show Ally McBeal and NYPD Blue, and films Girls Trip, The Hate You Give, and the Scary Movie series, Regina Hall recently became the first African American to win the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her role in 2018’s Support the Girls. She also is an advisor and donor to The Solutions Project. Since 2019 Regina has used her weekly #WCW post to elevate the work of incredible Black and Brown women who are often underrepresented leaders in the movement. Follow Regina on social media @MoreReginaHall to learn more about her work in the environmental justice movement. 

Think 100% Show special host Antonique Smith is an acclaimed actor and a 2015 Grammy nominated singer and writer. She is most famous for her starring role of Faith Evans in the film Notorious and recently starred in the second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage on NETFLIX. A New Jersey native and a Superstorm Sandy survivor, Antonique has dedicated her time to working to addressing the climate crisis on behalf of vulnerable communities. She completed a 20-city “Act On Climate” tour with the Hip Hop Caucus in 2014, traveled to Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) as a People’s Climate Music Ambassador in 2015, released her version of “Here Comes the Sun,” featuring Jeremih during New York Climate Week in 2017, and was recently honored by Grist as one of the 50 fixers in the climate space. Antonique is a leading “Artivist” and her efforts are a real-world example of how culture can affect change. Follow Antonique on social media @AntoniqueSmith. 
Subscribe to our podcast and learn more about the platform at Think100.info/impact. Also be sure to follow @Think100Show and @HipHopCaucus on social media.

Hip Hop Caucus brings Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave Sundance Film Festival

Ain't Your Mama's Heat Wave

 A comedy special and documentary  show relevance of climate crisis for communities of color, inspiring media makers and creatives of color to tell more climate stories

PARK CITY, UTAH – Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% FILMS is providing the first look of its innovative and powerful climate-comedy film Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The preview is taking place during an event Hip Hop Caucus is co-hosting at the MACRO Lodge, a hub for creatives of color at the festival. The film and event seek to connect the climate crisis to young and diverse audiences by increasing the number of culturally relevant climate stories being told and created by people of color.

Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave is a gripping right now story of communities that are grappling with the climate crisis and the present day consequences of historic injustices and inequality. The film is centered on four young black stand up comedians, hailing from Norfolk, Atlanta, Chicago, and Ohio, and tells the story of their journey to the Hampton Roads region of Virginia to “make the climate crisis funny”. Things are not so funny when it’s clear the threats are so real and can mean life or death. But, in the African American tradition of struggle, resilience, and triumph in the face of existential threat, the joy of comedy, music, art, and dance informs and empowers. Full of relatable stories, grit, and beauty, the film shows that the climate crisis is much more than a crisis; it’s an opportunity for us to right wrongs and make life on this planet better for everyone. 

“At a time when the stakes couldn’t be higher for our communities and planet, we are turning to storytellers to inspire people to act,” said Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus. “We need as many creatives and media makers in the climate movement as there are scientists, policy experts, and organizers. And this is especially important for people of color who are disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis and are too often left out of the narrative on climate. Our powerful stories need to be told and the talent of creatives of color needs to be supported if we are going to solve the climate crisis. We thank MACRO Studios for hosting Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave and Hip Hop Caucus at Sundance.” 

The extended preview of the film is being shown at MACROLodge as part of “The New Climate Narrative: A forum for creatives who are solving the climate crisis”, an event co-hosted by Hip Hop Caucus, The Solutions Project, The Climate Mobilization, and NAACP. The event includes an intimate conversation about the solutions for the climate crisis from those disproportionately on the frontlines – communities of color and indigenous communities — with a lineup of speakers and panelists that includes Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. (Hip Hop Caucus), Jacqueline Patterson (Climate and Environmental Director, NAACP), Favianna Rodriguez (Culture Strike), Thomas Lopez (The International Indigenous Youth Council and Future Coalition), Margaret Klein Salamon (The Climate Mobilization), and Kat Steyer (Business and Philanthropic Leader). 

If you are a member of the media and would like a first look at the Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave trailer, sign up here.

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About Hip Hop Caucus: Established in 2004, Hip Hop Caucus is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership and partnership network, Hip Hop Caucus addresses core issues impacting young people, underserved, and vulnerable communities. Hip Hop Caucus programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders. Learn more at HipHopCaucus.org and follow @hiphopcaucus on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. For more about Hip Hop Caucus’ climate communications platform, visit Think100.info.

S2 – Episode 6: Live in Orlando!

Local action is where it’s at! Think 100% goes on the road to host an inspiring conversation about local solutions following a film screening of Paris to Pittsburgh at the 2019 National Forum for Black Public Administrators ( NFBPA). The film from National Geographic tells the story of what climate change is doing to communities already, and what people, cities, and urban and rural communities are doing across the country to create and implement climate solutions. Guest host Brandi Williams, a Hip Hop Caucus leader from Charlotte, is joined by three young local climate leaders and activists, and event attendees for an in-depth discussion about implementing models of climate action and climate-justice. 

This episode was recorded as part of a series of Paris to Pittsburgh events hosted by Hip Hop Caucus city teams that brought together community leaders, advocates, government officials, and young people. Events were hosted in Orlando, Harlem, Charlotte, Virginia Beach, Detroit, New Orleans, Miami, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Boston. The community-based events feature free film screenings, followed by discussions, networking, and coordination of collective actions to address climate impacts through just-solutions that will strengthen communities disproportionately impacted by climate change and environmental injustices. 

Episode Guests

Paris to Pittsburgh is a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, and narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan. It tells the story of what climate change is doing to communities already, and what people, cities, and urban and rural communities are doing across the country to take action, all while the Trump administration denies climate change is happening.

S2 – Episode 5: Live in Madison!

Women, people of color, and young people are leading the climate movement. Three leaders join Think 100% live at the 4th National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin, to discuss how they’re working at the intersections of the climate crisis, building stronger communities through local action and just-solutions. 

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S2 – Episode 4: Live in Brooklyn!

Our hosts get live in Brooklyn at the Confluence Philanthropy Annual Practitioner’s Gathering with legendary journalist Amy Goodman, co-founder and host of Democracy Now, highly recognized New York based poet/Hip-Hop artist and incarcerated youth activist Messiah Ramkissoon, and Dr. Ellen Dorsey, Executive Director of Wallace Global Fund

Amy gives us a deep-dive about how the media is reporting on the climate crisis and shares stories from the field, including having a warrant out for her arrest following her reporting at Standing Rock. Dr. Ellen Dorsey breaks-down philanthropy’s role propeling climate justice through investment that aligns with values, including divesting from fossil fuels and investing in a sustainable future. Messiah blesses us with some culture, performing powerful poetry.

Follow our guests on social media:

  • Amy Goodman – @democracynow 
  • Ellen Dorsey – @WallaceGlobal
  • Messiah Ramkissoon – @AllMessiah

S2 – Episode 3: “Artivism” w/ Kendrick Sampson

From being an artist, starring on such TV series as How To Get Away With Murder, Insecure, and The Vampire Diaries, to being a non-stop activist organizing for social and climate justice, Kendrick Sampson embodies “artivism”.  His experiences with Hurricane Harvey and Standing Rock impart the structural inequalities driving environmental racism and how we need all hands on deck to to rebuild our democracy. 

Kendrick Sampson joins Think 100% cohost Antonique Smith to discuss the importance of “artivism”, how artists are using their platforms for activism, and the need to confront issues gridlocking justice and the climate crisis, including race, politics, and money. 
Learn more about Kendrick’s organization BLD PWR at bldpwr.com and follow him on social media @Kendrick38.

“Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave!” Live in Norfolk – November 21, 2019

Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave!

Live in Norfolk, Virginia 

Attucks Theatre  

1010 Church Street 

 November 21, 2019

Free RSVP @ 

NorfolkWave.eventbrite.com

AIN’T YOUR MAMA’S HEAT WAVE!” is a variety comedy show that will have you laughing, singing, and empowered to solve the climate crisis. 

Performers and comics are coming from across the country —  including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Atlanta — for this special night at the historic Attucks Theater in Norfolk, Virginia.

The first of its kind commentary on the climate crisis, the 2020 elections, intersectionality, and power building, that is young, black, and entertaining. Check out who we are bringing to Norfolk, VA 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

AIN’T YOUR MAMA’S HEAT WAVE” performances from

Antonique Smith – Grammy-Nominated Singer, as seen in Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix, and as Faith Evans in the film Notorious, co-host of Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% – “The Coolest Show on Climate Change”

Aminah Imani – Howard University Homecoming Show, Skankfest, Carolines March Madness Competition

Clark Jones – Named one of the 11 funniest comedians by BET. First of All Album (iTunes, Google Play, Spotify), HBO’s Crashing, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac

Kristen SivillsComedian and radio personality, StandUp NBC, Wendy Williams Comedy Tour, hailing from Virginia Beach!

Rev Yearwood – President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus, as seen on The Breakfast Club, co-host of Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% – “the Coolest Show on Climate Change”

Plus Special Guests!

RSVP at NorfolkWave.Eventbrite.com and help spread the word by sending the RSVP link (NorfolkWave.eventbrite.com) and flyer below to your friends, family, and network. This event is free and requires an RSVP due to limited capacity. Also be sure to dress to impress for on-camera and the red-carpet! 

Follow @Think100Show and @HipHopCaucus on social media, where we’ll be sharing content leading up, during, and after the show (IG / TW / FB). 

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S2 – Episode 2: “When the World Strikes!”

Have you heard about the Climate Strike happening on September 20th? Find out everything you need to know from three of the amazing young leaders organizing the historic mobilization; Katie Eder (Executive DirectorFuture Coalition), Jamie Margolin (Co-FounderZero Hour), and Sohayla Eldeeb (Global Outreach DirectorZero Hour).


On September 20, just three days before the United Nations’ Climate Summit, millions of students — and adults — around the world will take to the streets, skipping school and work, to demand that our leaders take immediate action to address the climate crisis.

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, young people are organizing this mass mobilization are calling on everyone to join them. There are over 500 actions planned across the United States and thousands more throughout the world. Read the demands, find a strike near you, and more at StrikeWithUs.org.

We need YOU to join us! Check out how you and your organization or business can participate in the Climate Strike: 

The Amazon Rainforest is on fire. The Arctic ice-caps are melting at an alarming rate. The world just experienced the hottest month ever. More intense storms like Hurricane Dorian, Maria, and Katrina are happening every year. Floods, wildfires, and droughts are devastating communities and ecosystems around the world, causing mass migration, rapid species extinction, more conflict, and the spread of infectious diseases. And it’s communities of color and poor people that are hit first and worst.

While we have just 10.5 years to prevent irreversible climate catastrophe, we have only 18 months to create the political pressure necessary so that our leaders will be forced to act right away. In other words, there is hope that if we push world leaders to take necessary action NOW, we can avert the worse. Join us!


SEASON 2: YOUNG PEOPLE WILL WIN!

Think 100% – The Coolest Show on Climate Change is back with an all new season. After taking the show on the road earlier this year, where we interviewed all sorts of movers and shakers in the climate movement and beyond, season two of Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning podcast is back featuring new episodes, new guests, new venues, and a new look

Our theme for season two is “Young People Will Win“. Throughout season two we’ll be sharing captivating and informative conversations with young people pushing climate change to the forefront of the political agenda, and invigorating and expanding the climate movement. 

In our first episode of season two, co-hosts Antonique Smith and Rev Yearwood are joined live on-stage at the 2019 Netroots Nation conference by Vic Barrett for an intersectional conversation on climate activism, multifaceted identity, and youth driven urgency. Vic along with 21 other courageous young people are suing the U.S. government for its inaction on climate change. Check it out and more at Think100.info and follow @Think100Show to find out more.

S2 – Episode 1: Vic Sues U.S. Gov & Keeps It 100

Young people have brought climate change to the forefront of the political agenda and taken charge in the climate movement. In Episode 44, Think 100% Show co-hosts Antonique Smith and Rev Yearwood are joined live on-stage at the 2019 Netroots Nation conference by Vic Barrett for an intersectional conversation on climate activism, multifaceted identity, and youth driven urgency. 

Vic along with 21 other courageous young people are suing the U.S. government for its inaction on climate change. 

Follow Vic (TW: @vict_barrett) to keep up and Our Children’s Trust (TW: @youthvgov) for the latest on the Juliana v US case and how you can support young people.  #AllEyesOnJuliana👀

Mo’ Links: 

Follow @Think100Show for the latest and subscribe to the podcast and more at Think100.info.  #Think100 // #YoungPeopleWillWin

The Coolest Show on Climate Change is back!

We’re back! After taking the show on the road this year, where we interviewed all sorts of movers and shakers in the climate movement and beyond, season two of Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning podcast Think 100% – The Coolest Show on Climate Changeis here.

Featuring new episodes, new guests, new venues, and a new look, our theme for season two is “Young People Will Win“. Throughout season two we’ll be sharing captivating and informative conversations with young people pushing climate change to the forefront of the political agenda, and invigorating and expanding the climate movement.

Today on August 29, as we recognize the 14th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are reminded of the importance of bringing the voices of those at the frontlines of climate change to the forefront and our ongoing collective fight for stronger communities and a sustainable planet. Our world is full of beautiful people, cultures, and places, and Think 100% is about how we protect and make the world more beautiful by solving the climate crisis AND creating justice with all the opportunities that exist in a transition to a 100% clean energy world.

In over 40 compelling episodes in season one, we shared breaking news, captivating stories, and dispelled false narratives that communities of color are not engaged in the climate and environmental movement. Catch up on all episodes and stay tuned for more, as we take this journey together. 

Follow @Think100Show for the latest and subscribe to the podcast and more at Think100.info.  #Think100 // #YoungPeopleWillWin