Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney will deliver
a special webcast on June 15, addressing Hip-Hop culture, issues that affect the
Hip-Hop generation and a five-point Hip-Hop platform.
McKinney, who made history in 1992 when she became
the first African American woman from Georgia to serve in the United States
House of Representatives, is now a candidate for the Fourth District Of Georgia’s
As a member of the United States Congress from
1992-2002, McKinney offered a full-fledged Hip-Hop platform.
"Hip-Hop culture is one of the greatest
influences on the thinking and behavior of young people in America and all over
the world," McKinney said. "Everyday I see its impact and potential
for good right here in DeKalb County, Georgia."
McKinney said her webcast would also lay out
the vision and her commitments to the interests and concerns of those who reside
in the Fourth District of Georgia.
According to McKinney’s official website, she
was one of the first members of Congress to demand an investigation into the
September 11, 2001 terror attacks. After asking what the Bush administration
knew about the attacks, McKinney said that she was targeted by Georgia and national
Republicans for ouster.
McKinney said an estimated 40,000 Republicans
voted in the Democratic Primary to unseat her. Her supporters have filed a lawsuit
against the tactic, which is known as "crossover" voting.
"Soon, it will be a Hip-Hop world,"
McKinney said. "I care what kind of world the Hip Hop Generation inherits.
I know they do, too. I want to work with them to make sure that world is a peaceful
one that values justice."
McKinney’s father, also a former Georgia State
Representative, was one of the first black law enforcement officers in Atlanta.
The webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15th,
2004 at 2 p.m. EST on McKinney’s official website, http://www.cynthiaforcongress.com/.