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8th Annual Hiphop Appreciation Week Celebrates FREEDOM

Atlanta, Georgia and Portland, Oregon annually continue with week full of events

Atlanta, GA APRIL 27, 2005. May 15th - 22nd marks the 8th Annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week. Our theme this year is Freedom. Different from Liberty, which has to do with moving freely about ones environment, freedom is a condition that is experienced within ones self. That is why the Temple of Hiphop created Hiphop Appreciation Week to celebrate the kulture of HIPHOP and to allow Hiphoppas to set aside the 3rd week of May to speak out about the truth of HIPHOP. To educate and help decriminalize HIPHOP in the eyes of ALL people. To build the movement Internationally by having it recognized publicly with upliftment, empowerment and productive growth for all of human kind.

Atlanta, Georgia and Portland, Oregon are known annually to continue forth the efforts of Hiphop Appreciation Week. During the week, both cities produced quality events that create discussions around the concept of freedom engaging the youth, parents and educators. The importance is dialogue first but ultimately implementing plans of actions for our communities with Hiphop as a tool to motivate all generations, states Allan C. Williams, head Organizer in Portland, Oregon. Minister Server of the Temple of Hiphop adds, The Kulture of HIPHOP brings great meaning and purpose to all of our lives. We need to look beyond just concepts of freedom from political or social points of view and environment and widen our views and explore what freedom means on a more personal and spiritual point of view. Both Cities look to do so! For more information on the week visit - www.templeofhiphop.org or www.hiphopappreciationweek.org

Sunday, May 15th
12:30pm - Temple of Hiphop Church Service @ Mutanas Juice Bar - 1388 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. (For directions call: 404-753-5252) Speaker: Minister Server of The Temple of Hiphop

Monday, May 16th

8pm - Caustic Entertainment and MassAppeal Media presents RETURN OF HIPHOP CAF and Feed the Homeless Benefit Concert @ The Black Lion Caf (253 B Auburn Ave, Downtown Atlanta)
Featuring: Free Your Mind Panel Discussion on Freedom (Health, Love, Awareness and Wealth)
Live Performance by Caustic Dames And Open Elements Showcase (showcasing graffiti art, break dancing, & emceen)

Tuesday, May 17th
10pm - 4 Kings Entertainment presents Mic Club @ Apache Caf - 64 3rd St, Midtown, Atlanta
DRES THE BEATNIK BEATBOXIN PALOOZA (BeatBoxin Concertfeaturing the hottest Beatboxers from around the nation) HOSTED BY: DRES THA BEATNIK w/ D.J. Solomon Grundy on 1s and 2s and BFD Band

Wednesday, May 18th
9:00pm - MIFOK Organization Present Spiritual Session in Celebration of FREEDOM
@ The Black Lion Caf - 253 B Auburn Ave, Downtown Atlanta
10:00pm - O.B.K Presents Open Mic (Hiphop/Spoken Word Poetry) Celebrating HIPHOP KULTURE continuing at The Black Lion Caf

Thursday, May 19th
7pm - Temple of Hiphop Presents Building Brothas in Hiphop FOR BROTHAS ONLYREAL MEN SPEAK & ACT ON HIPHOP @ Mutanas Juice Bar (1388 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd, West End Atlanta)
7pm - NABFEME and A Black Clan Associates Presents Sistas Unite in Hiphop: Carrying the Weight of the World
FOR SISTAS ONLY @ The Auburn Avenue Research Library - 101 Auburn Avenue, 4th Floor Downtown Atlanta

Saturday, May 21st
16th Annual Malcolm X Festival - CommemoratingMalcolm X's80th Birthday "UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY FOR SELF-DETERMINATION" Presented by The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Atlanta Chapter
West End Park on corners of Lucille & Dargon, SW Atlanta
Parade & March: beginsat 11:00 a.m. Activities:begin 12:00 noon
Afrikan Drumming & Dancing ~ Hip-Hop ~ Spoken Word ~ Merchants ~ AndMore
For more info email: mxgrm_atl@yahoo.com

Sunday, May 22nd
12:30-3:30pm - Temple of Hiphop, POCC, HDQRTZ, and Atlanta Hiphop Family presents
The Finale of Hiphop Appreciation Week
@ The Royal Peacock - 186 Auburn Ave.
A presentation and panel of The Assassination of Tupac Shakur and kidnapping of H. Rap Brown along with The 3rd Annual HAW Awards Ceremony includes Live Performances. Welcoming All ages!!


Sunday, May 15th
3pm - Kick-Off Ceremony & Networking Brunch @ Club Twelve 22 - 3530 N. Vancouver/Fremont

Monday, May 16th
3pm - Hiphop Collage Art Workshop @ Blazers Boys & Girls Club - 5250 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
8:30pm - Hip Hop Mondays @ Mt. Tabor Pub.

Wednesday, May 18th
3pm - Blazers Boys and Girls Club presents - Freedom Heroes Painting Workshop @ Blazers Boys & Girl Club - 5250 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
8:30 pm - Hightower Sound presents A NIGHT OUT - Greek Cuisine 404 SW Washington - 21 +

Thursday, May 19th
3pm - Workshop: Freedom Paintings @ Boys & Girls Club - 5250 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
9pm - Freedom Fighters Open Mic Poetry @ Club Twelve 22 - 3530 N. Vancouver/Fremont

Friday, May 20th
6pm - Open Mic Poetry & Rap for Youth @ Blazers Boys & Girls Club - 5250 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Saturday, May 21st
11:00am - 6:00pm HIP HOP BASKET BALL SLAM OFF @ Jefferson High School - 5210 N Kerby
Powered by: Peer Pressure Productions & A Black Clan Records
9:30pm - REGGAE HIP HOP @ CONANS PUB 3862 SE Hawthorne

Sunday, May 22nd
8pm Ending Ceremony @ Club Twelve 22 - 3530 N. Vancouver/Fremont

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