Sister 2 Sister
Magazine will hold it's 5th Annual Intergenerational Celebration, which pairs
hip-hop and R&B singers with various politicians from across the country
and honors those that contribute to African-American culture.
DC Mayor Anthony
Williams; Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY); Baby of Cash Money, Angie Stone,
Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI); Reverend Run from Run DMC; gospel group
Virtue and FUBU executives Keith Perrin, Daymond John, Carl Brown and J. Alexander
Martin, Executive Vice President of FUBU will attend the event.
is to bridge the gap between the baby-boomer and hip-hop generations,"
said Sister 2 Sister's owner Jamie Foster Brown said. "As a mother of two
hip-hop generation sons, I've seen first hand the communication gap that can
emerge between the generations. That gap can represent a missed opportunity
to reach our young people and focus in on important issues that our young people
The luncheon and
awards ceremony will be hosted by radio personality Russ Parr and Jay Cooper,
formerly of BET's Teen Summit.
The event is scheduled
to kick off with an invocation by Reverend Run and will wrap up with a performance
by Angie Stone.
"I will never
forget being paired with Queen Latifah," Congresswoman and participant
Maxine Waters said. "It
opened my eyes to the way many of our young people experience society today,
and it was especially eye-opening to see the influence someone like Queen has
on today's youth."