While we are being killed by police and vigilante violence, we are also dying a death of a thousand cuts by pollution in our lungs. Corporations poison our air and water, violate our rules and laws hundreds of times over. But we are up against a three strikes and you’re out justice system. One out of every three Black boys born today can expect to go to prison in their lifetime, but polluters never end up behind bars. These are the realities of injustice in our country that Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, has been working to change for decades as a researcher, advocate, and activist. More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate. #BlackLivesMatter #Think100
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.
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.
- Brandi Williams, City Coordinator, Hip Hop Caucus Charlotte
- Chris Castro, Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando
- Michelle Suarez, Regional Director, Organize Florida
- Robin Harris, Florida Climate and Environmental Justice Advocate
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.
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.
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
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.
Live in Norfolk, Virginia
1010 Church Street
November 21, 2019
Free RSVP @
“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 Sivills – Comedian 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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Get empowered at a special live episode of our award-winning Think 100% Show! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so come out and join us.
As the closing event of the 2019 National Adaptation Forum, our hosts Antonique Smith, Mustafa Santiago Ali, and Rev Lennox Yearwood Jr., will be joined on stage by fellow movers and shakers taking on the climate crisis and environmental injustice.
Learn about the steps communities at the front-lines of climate change are taking to adapt and solutions that are building stronger communities and helping save the planet for future generations.
WHAT: “Special Live Episode of Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100%, The Coolest Show On Climate Change”
DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2019
TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Monona Terrace – Ballroom A/B – Madison, Wisconsin
SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow @Think100Show and #Think100 for more.
ONLINE: For more about Hip Hop Caucus, visit HipHopCaucus.org.
Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% Platform Screens Paris to Pittsburgh Documentary in Cities Across America for Earth Month to Inspire More Grassroots Action in Communities Impacted First and Worst by Climate Change
Documentary distributed by National Geographic tells stories of climate impacts and communities leading on climate solutions in diverse places across the U.S. This Earth Month grassroots screening series will inspire locally led action in 10 major cities across the country.
Washington D.C. (April 11, 2019) – Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100%: the Coolest Show on Climate Change has partnered with Paris to Pittsburgh producers to screen the recently released National Geographic film at community events Hip Hop Caucus’ city based Leadership Committees have organized. The free screenings will bring together community leaders, advocates, cultural influencers, local government officials, and young people to inspire local climate action. The events will be held throughout the month of April, which is Earth Month, in Orlando, FL, Harlem, NY, Charlotte, NC, Virginia Beach, VA, Detroit, MI, New Orleans, LA, Miami, FL, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, CA, and Boston, MA.
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. The film brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards and highlights urban and rural communities’ climate solutions.
“Communities of color and low-income communities are impacted first and worst by climate change. Paris to Pittsburgh does an excellent job telling diverse stories about both climate impacts on people and climate solutions people and local governments are implementing.,” said Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO and Think 100% Show Co-host. “Everyone can play a role in solving climate change, and the film shows that there is hope in that. We are thrilled that through our Think 100% storytelling platform and our grassroots Leadership Committees we can share Paris to Pittsburgh with local leaders and influencers to educate and move more people to action. ”
The film’s title refers to President Trump’s statement when he announced his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” The Mayor of Pittsburgh immediately countered that their city would stick to their commitments to do their part to meet the Paris agreement targets and hundreds of cities followed suit, signing the “We Are Still In” declaration.. Through leadership in states and cities, the United States is more than halfway to its Paris Agreement commitments despite federal inaction.
The free screenings will feature discussions sessions following the film and coordination of a collective action decided upon by the attendees to advance just-solutions to climate change in their local communities.
“Paris to Pittsburgh tells the stories of some the frontline communities who are grappling with the impacts of climate change, and more importantly, developing their own solutions,” said Antha Williams, head of Bloomberg Philanthropies environmental programs and consulting producer for Paris to Pittsburgh. “We are thrilled to partner with Hip Hop Caucus to bring these stories to new audiences and build an even stronger climate movement to protect everyone.”
The screening series kicked off on April 4th last week in Orlando with a live production of Think 100%: the Coolest Show on Climate Change at the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, where conference attendees watched the film and took part in an interactive panel discussion with Chris Castro, film participant and Director of Sustainability & Resilience for the City of Orlando; Michelle Suarez, Regional Director of Organize Florida; Robin Harris, a local climate and environmental justice advocate; and guest Think 100% host Brandi Williams, Hip Hop Caucus Charlotte Coordinator. The rest of the screenings will take place throughout April.
Find the dates, locations, how to RSVP, and more about the screenings series at Think100.info/P2P and follow @Think100Show and @hiphopaucus on social media for the latest from the series this month.
About Hip Hop Caucus (HipHopCaucus.org): 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 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.
About Think 100% (Think100.info):“Think 100% – The Coolest Show on Climate Change” is Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning multimedia platform that highlights solutions to climate change and environmental injustices, including a just transition to 100% clean energy for all. More at Think100.info and follow @Think100Show on Twitter and Instagram.
Governor Jay Inslee is running for President and joins the Think 100% Show to discuss why addressing climate change with equity and justice should be the top priority of our elected leaders.
Governor Jay Inslee (WA) is running for President of the United States with action on climate change as his number one priority. In this special episode of Think 100%, he sits down with our co-host Mustafa Santiago Ali to breakdown how he, as the Governor of Washington state, has put communities of color at the forefront of climate solutions and the need for diversity in the environmental movement.