First Lady Michelle Obama Praises MC Lyte’s Many Firsts as Hip Hop Sisters Foundation Participates in Student Mentoring Session and MC Lyte Becomes the First Female Rapper in History to Perform at the White House
President and First Lady Obama Jamming While MC Lyte Performs “Cha Cha Cha” in a Historic White House Appearance
Tracy Mourning and Honey Shine Inc Partner with MC Lyte and Hip Hop Sisters Foundation
In 2014, Honey Shine decided that Empowering Girls to Shine as Women, is a cause worth taking beyond the boarders of South Florida. The 2014-2015 program year was internally dubbed “The Year of Expansion,” and unless you’re new to this mailing list–you can see that we’ve done just that! With awareness activities in DC, New York and Los Angeles, Honey Shine is growing wings and taking flight!
It was a welcomed labor of love to increase the number of girls we service from approximately 150 to over 240 year round. And now, Mentors can share in the service of female empowerment in another “Sunshine State”–California!
Thanks to the dedication of resources, time and talent from MC Lyte and the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation (http://hiphopsisters.org), we are now bi-coastal! The sponsorship of our Los Angeles programming has allowed us to move Honey Shine into a new era, and reach girls on larger scale.
We have increased our programming from the Saturday “Aspire to Shine” Workshops and Camp Honey Shine, to include the After School Program in 4 Miami-Dade County Public Schools and 2 Los Angeles Elementary Schools!
MC LYTE AND HIP HOP SISTERS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE FIRST OF SEVERAL #EDUCATEOURMEN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
DURING SOUL TRAIN AWARDS WEEKEND: NOVEMBER 2014
Two MC Lyte $100,000 First Wave Scholarship Winners: 2nd Year in a Row
2013 -2014 MC Lyte $100,000 First Wave Scholarship Winners, Presented by Hip Hop Sisters Foundation at the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards
Pictured: Charli Baltimore, Sophia Snow (UW Madison’s Office of Multicultural Academic Initiatives); Lil Mama; Jenetta Hill (Winner); Tehan Ketema (Winner); MC Lyte; Lynn Richardson (President, Hip Hop Sisters Foundation & COO, Sunni Gyrl)
MC LYTE’s HIP HOP SISTERS FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH BET & SOUL TRAIN TO INSPIRE MILLIONS
Not one, but Two $100,000 Scholarships: 2012 SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS RED CARPET PRE-SHOW
Two semi-finalists were invited to find out which one of them would win. Instead, each received the $100,000 MC Lyte First Wave Scholarship!