ON my nightly Google searching for the site, I discovered this conference that is in it's third year. Since one of the things we can do to combat negative stereotypes of African American women in popular culture, hip hop in particular, I think one of the things we have to do here at whataboutourdaughters.org is promote people who are attempting to bring new voices to the table.
Let me introduce B-Girl BE it is a summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 28 - July 1, 2007. It actually looks pretty cool. Their goal:
To be the first hip-hop summit in the world to present the work of women that represents all elements of hip-hop culture and incorporates scholarship, filmmaking, media arts, theater, discussion and youth activities.
Drop by and send them a donation if you cannot go. If don't like what is out there, we have to offer an alternative. This is an option. If you want to know what will happen that weekend, you can check out last year's lineup.