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BET News Premieres the Third and Final Episode of ‘Hip Hop vs. America II:

BET Premieres the Third and Final Episode of ‘Hip Hop vs. America II:
Where Did the Love Go?’ Saturday, July 5th @ 8:00 P.M.*

— Encore Presentation of all Three Explosive Episodes to Air Sunday, July 6
Beginning at 8:00 P.M.*

This upcoming Saturday night — grab your girls for a night of stimulating conversation as BET News gives the ladies the final word with HIP HOP VS. AMERICA II: WHERE DID THE LOVE GO?. Hosted by and Jeff Johnson, this controversial town hall meeting joins an all female panel to cand idly explore the role that Hip Hop in the way young women raised in America today. we doing enough for our young women? we creating positive role models for them to look up to? Does the lack of female MC’s have anything to do with the way females represented in Hip Hop today? This third installment touches on this and a whole more, tune in Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 8 p.m.*.

The final episode of HIP HOP vs. AMERICA II: WHERE DID THE LOVE GO? premieres Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 8 p.m.* with an encore presentation of all three episodes on Sunday, July 6 beginning at 8 p.m.* Selwyn Seyfu Hinds is executive producer of HIP HOP VS. AMERICA II: WHERE DID THE LOVE GO?.

Participants in the HIP HOP VS. AMERICA II series include David Banner (rapper/producer); Lil X (director); Talib Kweli (hip hop recording artist); Lyfe Jennings (R&B recording artist); Lola Ogunnaike (journalist); Allison
Samuels (Newsweek magazine); Nelson George (/director/producer); Kevin Powell (writer/cultural critic); Michael Eric Dyson (/professor, Georgetown University); Deelishis London Charles (winner, Flavor of Love 2); Angel Lola Love (video model/actress); Kim Osorio (); Fershgenet Melaku (video model/actress); Michaela Angela Davis (journalist); Esther Armah (BBC journalist); Eugene Rivers (Christian activist); Clayton Gavin (hip hop artist/activist); Marc Lamont Hill (professor, Temple University); Melissa Harris Lacewell (professor, Princeton University); Lavonne Alford (recording artist); Beverly Bond (founder, Black Girls Rock, Inc. / hip hop ); Moya Bailey (activist/actor); Byron Hurt (filmmaker); Henry Bonsu (journalist); Akosua Anobil-Dodoo (journalist); LaShawna Stanley (President/, Ethnicity Models); Ali LeRoi (producer/writer/director); M1 Dead Prez (hip hop artist/activist); and District Attorney Kamala Harris.

For up-to-the-minute and archival press information including releases and photographs, visit BET’s press-only Web site at http://www.bet.com/pr. Critically acclaimed authors, preachers and rappers continue the conversation about hip hop and the role it plays in characterizing women in the ; we encourage viewers to visit BET.com’s blog devoted exclusively to the topics addressed in the series, http://blogs.bet.com/music/hhvsa/ .

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