HHSAN

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HHSANHip-Hop Summit Action Network
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He spearheaded the creation of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network in July 2001--a "coalition of hip-hop artists, record company executives, Civil Rights leaders, [and] community activists," according to its executive director, former NAACP head minister Dr.
In the June 2002 issue of The Source--a hip-hop organ so popular it's the largest-selling music magazine on newsstands nationwide--Russell Simmons and Benjamin Chavis (then Benjamin Muhammad) published "Power Movement," an essay detailing a fifteen-point agenda for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. (Until recently, the organization's headquarters were at The Source.) The "social, political and economic development and empowerment of our families and communities" ranks highest; environmental concerns also rate, as Point 15 protests the targeting of low-income communities for toxic waste dumps and other environmentally hazardous developments.
Other groups, such as the Recording Artists' Coalition, Country Music Association, Gospel Music Association, Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Jazz Alliance International, R&B Foundation, and SESAC, are working in conjunction with the Recording Academy to stop illegal file sharing.
Simmons also runs the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, founded in 2001 to promote economic and social justice.
"The basic financial issues not discussed are what are the tools you need to get ahead and not fall into a hole and keep good credit," says Simmons, co-founder and chairman of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. The tour began in Detroit in March, with celebrities and financial experts targeting 18- to 35-year-olds and educating them on basics such as banking, credit repair, and homeownership.