Ustream 4PM EST: Hip-Hop Scholar Dr. James Peterson and “The #RealSwingVote”


(AllHipHop News) As the 2012 Election draws closer, pundits and scholars, even within Hip-Hop, are weighing in on the issues that matter most to voters.’s voter education and engagement partner, The League of Young Voters Education Fund, will host the next in its series of live Ustream sessions today (April 25) at 4:00PM EST at

Dr. James Peterson, TV news contributor, founder of Hip Hop Scholars, and director of Lehigh University’s African American Studies department, will serve as special guest as The League presents “The #REALSWINGVOTE”, a discussion about how gender, race, and age help decide whose votes are most impactful in the upcoming election.

View the interactive event at 4:00PM EST TODAY (April 25) via Ustream below or at Viewers can also tweet questions to @TheLeague99 using the hashtag #RealSwingVote.

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About The League of Young Voters Education Fund

The League of Young Voters Education Fund empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. The League meets young people where they are, works on issues that affect their lives, and provides them with tools, training and support to become serious catalysts for change. Visit them at

About Dr. James Peterson

Dr. James Peterson is the Director of African American Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. He is also the founder of Hip Hop Scholars, LLC, an association of Hip-Hop generational scholars dedicated to researching and developing the cultural and educational potential of hip-hop, urban and youth cultures. Peterson has appeared on Fox News, CBS, MSNBC, ABC News, ESPN, and various other television networks as an expert on race, politics and popular culture. He is also a regular Huffington Post contributor.