Russell Simmons' Hip-Hop Summit Town Hall To Air On Comcast's CN8


National Voter Coalition announced that it will premiere its taping of The Hip-Hop

Summit Action Network Town Hall Meeting on Community Empowerment to east coast

homes on August 21 at 10:00 pm on CN8, a Comcast network station.The

town hall meeting was shot live in Philadelphia on July 12th at the University

of Pennsylvania and was hosted by Russell Simmons and television anchor Art Fennell.“We

are honored to have CN8, The Comcast Network, broadcast the town hall meeting

to its almost 9 million viewers,” said Simmons, the chairman of the Hip-Hop

Summit Action Network. “We are convinced this will reinforce our goal of

encouraging young people to get involved in the process, register and vote.”Art

Fennell, a news anchor for CN8 who moderated the panel with Dr. Benjamin Chavis,

President/CEO of HSAN, will host the hour-long broadcast.The

special showcases the town hall meeting’s important messages of empowerment

and involvement.Hip-Hop

stars like Foxy Brown, Musiq, Jim Jones, Papoose, Jaguar Wright, Queen Pen, and

R&B great Kenny Gamble were all present at the town hall meeting and will

be featured in the taping.All

of the celebrities and politicians convened to empower young people to take action

in getting involved in the political process and to evoke community change in

their neighborhoods by registering to vote.The

town hall’s initiative was part of registering 10,000 new voters in Philadelphia.Founded

in 1999, the National Voter Coalition was created as a response to low voter turnout

amongst primarily poor, underserved residents of African-American and Latino communities.CN8

is the nation’s leading regional cable network with a reach that spans almost

9 million homes from Maine to Virginia. The network will also stream the show

on its Web site,, during the premiere airing of the show.