AHH Stray News: Jay-Z & Cornel West 'Decoded'; will.I.am Tweets For Obama; Girls 2 Women

Jay-Z has been added to the Miami Book Fair's International lineup, when he will take part in a discussion with revered educator, Dr. Cornel West. Jay-Z and Cornel West will conduct the chat live from the New York Public Library, although the session will be telecast live to the fair. The pair will discuss Jay-Z's new book Decoded, which is the Hip-Hop mogul's first book about his life and his explanation of his most popular lyrics. Jay-Z's conversation with Dr. Cornel West will take place at 7:00 PM on November 15th, in the auditorium of Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus. The event is free, on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will also be a limited number of signed copies of Decoded that will be given away during the chat session. Black Eyed Peas frontman will.I.am is assembling a group of celebrities who will lend their support to President Barack Obama via a massive Twitter campaign. On November 13th, will.I.am is leading a global call to action to build an "indestructible Twitter army for the 2012 election" with the "i.am W/U MR. PRES!" campaign. Celebrities like Don Cheadle, El Debarge, Pras, Vivica A. Fox, Sinbad, Greg Grunberg, Anthony Hamilton, Hill Harper, Sally Richardson, Sugar Shane Mosley and others are all confirmed to take part in the campaign, which is also being organized with Jimmy Jean-Louis, Bill Duke and Mikal Kamil. On November 13th, the celebs will shoot a video tweet message at the Record Plant in Hollywood, California, which is being shot by GBK Productions and 3Kingdoms Entertainment. The video tweet is slated to be blasted out on Thanksgiving day in the United States, which is November 25th. will.I.Am also lent his support to President Obama during the 2008 election with the hit track, "Yes We Can!" The Urban League Of Hudson County will host the 2010 Girls 2 Women Empowerment Conference this weekend, for young women between the ages of 13-17 years-old. The conference, which will take place on Saturday, November 13, will provide a supportive environment for dialogue addressing a wide range of topics. Celebrity speakers like WBLS Radio/TV Personality Egypt, CNN Commentator Michaela Angela Davis, Fox Business News producer Alvina Alston and other women will address the young girls about subjects like self esteem, sexting/cyber bullying, gang violence prevention, improving and managing personal relationships, images in the media, peer pressure and the importance of goals and education. A variety of workshops will also focus on parents, to improve communication and stress the need for positive role models in the young ladies' lives. The 2010 Girls 2 Women Empowerment Conference will take place at the Culinary Conference Center @ Hudson County Community College located at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City, New Jersey “The Urban League Of Hudson County is proud to present a conference addressing the concerns of our young women. We understand the power and motivation that comes from shared experiences. The GIRLS 2 WOMEN Empowerment Conference will serve as a way to educate and ensure that our youth have access to valuable community resources,” said Elnora Watson, CEO & President of The Urban League Of Hudson County.