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The Hip-Hop Association joins forces with the Media Coalition

New York, NY Sep 08, 2005 The Hip-Hop Association (H2A) recently became the Media Coalitions latest member. The media coalition is an organization created to serve as a vehicle for cooperative and collaborative efforts by media organizations of color based on their shared mission of empowerment and creating opportunity in film, television and new media.

Current members of the media coalition include African American Women in Cinema, Asian Cinevision (ACV), Black Documentary Collective (BDC), The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, Inc. (CAPE), DV Republic.org and The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). Given the Media Coalitions mission, it makes perfect sense that the Hip-Hop Association would add our name to this incredible roster of organizations states Martha Diaz, executive director of the Hip-Hop Association.

Since 2002, the Hip-Hop Associations mission has been to encourage critical thinking, social change and unity while empowering communities through educational and media initiatives. The organizations annual Hip-Hop Odyssey (H20) International Film Festival has screened over 200 films by aspiring filmmakers nationally and internationally. The festival is the largest Hip-Hop film festival in the world and has served over 15,000 attendees to date. Additionally, the H2Os Freshest Youth Program is the worlds only youth curated Hip-Hop video and film festival. For more information about the Hip-Hop Association visit their website at www.hiphopassociation.org.

About The Hip-Hop Association

Founded in March 2002, the Hip-Hop Association (H2A) was formed to facilitate, foster, and preserve Hip-Hop culture. Our mission is to utilize the culture as a tool to encourage critical thinking, social change and unity, while empowering communities through media, education, and preservation initiatives.
Website: http://www.hiphopassociation.org

Seitu Jemel Hart
email: sjh@scenesllc.com
phone: 212.694.2795

The Hip-Hop Association
Rolando Brown, Director of Brand Development
email: rolando@hiphopassociation.org
phone: 212.500.5970 ext 4

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