Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

Rev. Lennox Yearwood is the president & founder of Hip Hop Caucus, a minister, community activist and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. Be sure to check out Think 100%, Hip Hop Caucus' award-winning climate justice platform, which includes The Coolest Show podcast. Follow @RevYearwood@HipHopCaucus, and @Think100Climate on social media.

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Friday, June 26, 2020
The Language of 'Brown Finance' in Climate Finance is Racist
I first wrote this article in March, to be published in April for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. I couldn’t get it published. Outlets kept turning it down, even the most hard core environmental outlets. It was just one of countless indigities and frustrations that come with being a Black leader...
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"The money that comes out of this bank literally kills poor people in the same community they’re operating in," said Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. during the sit-in at a Chase Bank branch in Washington, DC. "There’s too many reasons to stop this madness." (Image: TheYearsProject.com/Hip Hop Caucus) Views
Friday, June 12, 2020
All We're Asking Is to Let Us Live: Stop the Money Pipeline Now
This January, Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus gave a speech at a civil disobedience protest at a Chase Bank branch in Washington, D.C. to help launch the Stop the Money Pipeline campaign. The YEARS Project and Hip Hop Caucus just released a new video of the speech that conveys the power...
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Saturday, August 29, 2015
In Remembrance of Katrina, Why We Must Fight for Climate Justice
Do you remember where you were 10 years ago? For many of us, we were glued to the television. We watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina surged to a Category 5 hurricane as it raced across the Gulf of Mexico, wondering when it would touch U.S. ground and fearing the worst. Hitting the Gulf coast on...
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Friday, July 03, 2015
America’s Zero Emissions Imperative
Last fall, we wrote an article explaining why zero has become the most important number for humanity. Since that time, zero emissions has been embraced as an idea that’s time has come by nearly 120 countries , leading European companies, high-profile CEOs, two Pontifical Academies, climate...
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
How We Reach Critical Mass to Stop Climate Chaos
This upcoming weekend at the University of the District of Columbia Law School, Bill McKibben , Dr. Michael Dorsey, Lester Brown , Professor Mark Jacobson, Mustafa Ali from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Professor Phillip Harvey, Barbara Arnwine, Rev. Rodney Sadler, Jay Nightwolf,...
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Saturday, September 06, 2014
A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement
“ Zero emissions is an ambitious but achievable goal. ” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Zero has become the most important number for humanity. Why? Any chance of stabilizing the climate hinges on transitioning to zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as humanly possible. Simply slowing the...
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