Hip Hop Grub Spot Title Sponsor (FAMU National Alumni Association Inc. Investment Committee Venture Capital), FAMU Chief Financiers Organization, Florida A&M University (FAMU) Student Government Association (SGA) along with the Florida State University Black Student Union will present the Third Annual State of the Black Student Summit (SBSS) on April 2 through April 3, 2009 in Gaither Gymnasium. This years theme is The Pursuit: How Obama and Hip-Hop Can Renew Americas Promise.
The two-day event will feature workshops and two panel discussions ranging in topics from Hip-Hops influence on politics to the business of Hip-Hop and its economic impact on entrepreneurship and pop culture. Confirmed panelists include Chuck Creekmur, Co-CEO of AllHipHop.com; Ryan Ford, Director of Creative Strategy at the Cashmere Agency; Joshua Fahiym Ratcliffe, President Hip Hop Grub Spot and Former Editor-in-Chief of The Source Magazine; Sha Money XL of G-Unit; Tony Shellman, Rick Edwards EVP/Director of Marketing of MAKAVELI BRANDED, Co-founder of Parish Nation clothing (Enyce and Mecca); 25-year old Tony Payton, Jr., Democrat Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Amy Andrieux, General Manager of The Source Magazine; Woodie White, Global Brand Manager for LRG; Jacques-Philippe Piverger as Principal Investor at AIG Investments and Co-Founder of The Council of Urban Professionals; Corey Boddie, Entertainment Attorney (Jermaine Dupri and Beyonce); and Lee Hawkins, Journalist for CNBC and the Wall Street Journal. Corporate Sponsors included: Myspace, Red Bull, Source Magazine