(AllHipHop News) 2012 is a pivotal year for politics and discussing hot-button issues that affect all Americans.
On Tuesday, January 24, AllHipHop.com will partner with national non-profit organization, The League Of Young Voters Education Fund and Rock The Vote for the second annual #BarackTalk, a State of the Union round table discussion and watch party. The event will broadcast live from Busboys and Poets, one of our capitol’s cultural hotspots, at 5th and K in Washington, D.C. at 7:30 p.m. EST.
#BarackTalk will kick off with a series of panel discussions about the biggest issues facing Millennial before the 2012 presidential election. The party begins when President Barack Obama starts his fourth State of the Union address, and will conclude with analysis and discussion by some of the best and brightest minds in entertainment and politics.
Panelists include Goldie Taylor, leading news correspondent at TheGrio.com (MSNBC); Chuck Creekmur, influential urban entertainment journalist and co-founder of AllHipHop.com; Andreas Hale of TheWellVersed.com; rappers Dee-1 and Rhymefest; Shaheem Reid of Editor-At-Large of XXL; and Michael Skolnick, Political Director of GlobalGrind.com.
During the #BarackTalk discussions, participants are encouraged to engage directly with panelists by asking questions via Ustream at www.BarackTalk.com and LYVEF’s Twitter handle, @TheLeague99. Viewers asking questions on Twitter are encouraged to use the hashtag #BarackTalk.
In 2011, the first #BarackTalk State of the Union Event went viral, with the #BarackTalk Twitter hashtag trending locally in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, LA.
As an ongoing mission, the League of Young Voters Education Fund and AllHipHop.com are working to promote civic engagement among young, urban minorities throughout the 2012 presidential election.
Check back for more stories and details on Barack Talk from now until Tuesday. For more information on the State of the Union viewing event and all details surrounding the President’s address, please visit www.BarackTalk.com.