On Sunday, September 25th, the day kicked-off with an impactful panel exploring the future of community hosting a keynote conversation with Social Justice Leader and Movement Strategist Tameka D. Mallory, discussing the future of our fight for freedom, justice, equity and civil rights.
The day was full of can’t miss moments, including an insightful conversation with REVOLT, CEO DetavioSamuels and an exciting panel with The Crew League season 4 host Trinidad James.
Additional evens throughout the day include REVOLT’s Signature event, BE HEARD, a music-focused talent competition aimed at giving everyone a shot at BEING HEARD, returned bigger than ever before. The crowd jumped out of their seats as the six young contestants stepped on stage and showcased their musical talents. Judges DJ Drama, Tek, Rapsody, and more, named upcoming singer and songwriter Bae Gii as the newly crowned winner who was awarded with the grand prize of $10,000.
The day also included amazing live performances by Lakeyah, Baby Tate, and Nardo Wick.
See below for additional details on other panels included in Day 2 of the Summit:
- THE FUTURE OF OUR BELIEF: Moderated by award-winning journalist Gia Peppers, this in-depth panel discussion explores the Black community’s evolving and complex relationship with spirituality.
- DEAR AMERICA, RUN MY CHECK: With nearly 85% of Black Americans believing that there should be some form of compensation delivered to the descendants of the American enslavement, Tariq Nasheed and REVOLT Black News Weekly hosts moderated a solution-oriented discussion about our reparations for building this country for free.
- THE FUTURE OF CULTURE: A session which included an insightful keynote by Iddris Sandu, in addition to a panel conversation moderated by Bimma Williams, founder of Claima, who were joined by Ms. Basketball and more to explore the future of content, collaboration, creativity and convergence
- RAP RADAR: Journalists turned cultural commentators, Elliott Wilson (Tidal) and Brian "B.Dot" Miller (Complex, Spotify) are hip-hop's foremost audio aficionados with their straight-from-the headlines pod. If it happened in hip-hop, they're talking about it on The Rap Radar Podcast.
- THE FUTURE OF INDEPENDENCE: Moderated by Wall Street Rapper and Maconomics host, Ro$$ Mac, this panel will explore the future of independence, ownership and the evolving relationship between hip-hop and finance. Who's ready to cash out?