Climate Story Lab

Think 100% - The Coolest Show on Climate Change

Climate Story Lab - July 2019

Logline:  "Think 100% - The Coolest Show on Climate Change" is Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning multimedia platform that highlights solutions to climate change and environmental injustices, including a just-transition to 100% clean energy for all.


Synopsis: With a primary audience of Multicultural Millennials, the goal of the project is to usher in a cultural shift in the way we think and work together for real solutions for our communities and planet.  Hosted by Antonique Smith, a Grammy nominated singer and actress, and Rev Lennox Yearwood Jr., a long-time civil & human rights activist, and President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus, show guests include government and community leaders at the frontlines of climate change, cultural influencers, business leaders in the clean energy economy, and young solutionaries. Through podcast episodes, video content, social media, and live-audience  productions, Think 100% is identifying with a broader audience outside the traditional climate and environmental movement.

 

In over 40 compelling episodes since launching in early 2018, Think 100% has shared breaking news, captivating stories, and dispelled false narratives that communities of color are not engaged in the climate and environmental movement. Season I guests have included U.S. Senator Cory Booker, multi-Grammy nominated singer Raheem Devaughn, Founder and President of Zero Hour Jamie Margolin, former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, U.S. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, President of League of Conservation Voters Gene Karpinski, Dr. Robert Bullard (the “father of environmental justice”), U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, and many more.


Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=-a4onu0dgC4


About Think 100% (Think100.info): "Think 100% - The Coolest Show on Climate Change" is Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning multimedia platform that highlights solutions to climate change and environmental injustices, including a just transition to 100% clean energy for all.


Think 100% is hosted by Antonique Smith, a Grammy nominated singer and actress, and Rev Lennox Yearwood Jr., a long-time civil & human rights activist, and President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus


Our guests include government and community leaders at the frontlines of climate change, cultural influencers, business leaders in the clean energy economy, and young solutionaries. In over 40 compelling episodes since launching in 2018, we shared breaking news, captivating stories, and dispelled false narratives that communities of color are not engaged in the climate and environmental movement. We have been honored to have guests such as U.S. Senator Cory Booker, multi-Grammy nominated singer Raheem Devaughn, Founder and President of Zero Hour Jamie Margolin, former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, U.S. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, President of League of Conservation Voters Gene Karpinski, Dr. Robert Bullard (the “father of environmental justice”), U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, and many more.More at Think100.info and follow @Think100Show on social media.


About Hip Hop Caucus (HipHopCaucus.org): Established in 2004, Hip Hop Caucus is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership network, Hip Hop Caucus addresses core issues impacting young people, underserved, and vulnerable communities. Hip Hop Caucus programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders. Learn more at HipHopCaucus.org and follow @hiphopcaucus on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Jazmine Williams

Operations Manager

Liz Havstad

Director

Antonique Smith

Co-Host

JAZMINE WILLIAMS is Hip Hop Caucus’ Operations Manager. In her role she supports the creation and execution of major grassroots events as well as the operations of large scale campaigns, programs, and the day to day logistics of the organization. Prior to her role with Hip Hop Caucus, Jazmine was an accomplished activist, spoken word artist, and serial producer. She first cut her teeth in social activism as a teen in her lived experience of gentrification and police brutality resistance through grassroots organization in her hometown of Venice, CA. From then on Jazmine embraced a diverse career that has sought to protect and empower vulnerable communities through corporate responsibility and cultural influence. Between the years of 2008 and 2012 she collected a series of awards and recognitions for her spoken word and capacity building at Get Lit Words-Ignite non-profit where she was a founding member, event producer, and development consultant until 2017; Her honors have come from the likes of Michelle Obama, Robert Redford, Mariah Shriver, and Tim Robbins among others. Jazmine has produced and managed a number of indie films, tv shows, and high-profile events including The LA Mental Health Department campaign activation launch, We Rise. She continues to be a trailblazer in the cannabis industry where she has served as a corporate responsibility consultant and streamlines economic opportunities to communities impacted by the war on drugs. 


Antonique Smith is an acclaimed actor and a 2015 Grammy nominated singer and writer. She is most famous for her starring role of Faith Evans in "Notorious" where she received rave reviews and was praised by critics, including Jeffrey Lyons who called her "one to watch".


Antonique first garnered attention in her buzz-worthy leading role in "RENT" on Broadway as Mimi Marquez. She became the international poster girl for the show. Antonique played CIA agent Sandra Burns in "Abduction" opposite Taylor Lautner and Alfred Molina, and in "Yelling To The Sky", playing the starring role of Ola O'Hara, opposite Zoe Kravitz, Gabourey Sidibe and Jason Clarke. In 2018, Antonique will be starring in the second season of the NETFLIX series, Luke Cage. Legendary director Sidney Lumet heralded Antonique as "an amazing actress with a great career ahead of her".


Antonique shocked the world in 2015 with the release of her EP "Love Is Everything", stemming from her successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 where Smith raised over $50,000 in 30 days from her fans. 'Hold Up Wait A Minute (Woo Woo)' is the Grammy nominated, edgy, uptempo, future meets retro, soul pleaser.


Antonique is also an accomplished songwriter. Having co-written her Grammy nominated single, she has also written songs for several television shows including Shots Fired, where she co-wrote the show's theme song along with several other original songs featured in the show and composed a piece of the score with great Terrance Blanchard.


Having completed a 20-city "Act On Climate" tour with the Hip Hop Caucus and also singing for the Pope's climate rally for over 100,000 people on the National Mall in D.C., Antonique is a serious advocate for climate


justice and human rights. In 2014, Antonique’s cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me” was selected as the anthem of the People’s Climate March. As a People’s Climate Music Ambassador, Antonique traveled to Paris in 2015 for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21. In 2017, she released her version of “Here Comes the Sun,” featuring Jeremih during New York Climate Week and was recently honored by Grist as one of the 50 fixers in the climate space. A New Jersey native and a Superstorm Sandy Survivor, Antonique has dedicated her time to working to bring attention and support to vulnerable communities. From working in Flint, MI to helping the communities affected by Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria to drawing attention to the oil drilling taking place in Los Angeles and being and advocate for solar energy, Antonique is a leading “Artivist” and her efforts are a real-world example of how culture can affect change. Following the likes of Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross, Smith is pursuing excellence in acting as well as a successful recording career. Antonique’s activism simply adds another layer to her versatility.

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