MS. LAURYN HILL & NAS ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW TOUR POWERNOMICS, AND THE CONCEPT BEHIND IT + CHARITY INITIATIVES

DAVE CHAPPELLE ADDED TO SHOW ON FRIDAY IN DETROIT. NICK GRANT, FEFE, DJ LAKIM TO JOIN SELECT DATES ALONG WITH HANNIBAL BURESS AND CHRONIXX AS GUESTS

Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas have announced the concept behind their upcoming tour together, dubbed PowerNomics. It kicks off tonight in Chicago, and plays a total of 17 cities, through early October. Also announced is the addition of Dave Chappelle to the second tour stop tomorrow night in Detroit. Nick GrantFefe, and DJ Lakim have been added to select dates as well, in addition to previously announced special guests Hannibal Buress and Chronixx, with more artists to be added. Full tour routing with support below. 

Inspired by the name of Dr. Claud Anderson's book, PowerNomics is a plan intended to produce economic enfranchisement for the African-American community in America. Ms. Hill and Nas engage in their own form of PowerNomics along with the audiences to contribute support for education, health, agriculture, technology, and community based businesses throughout the Diaspora. Your investment IN ACTION will be put to use through donations made from ticket sales to support initiatives worldwide, including The Harvest InstituteYes We CodeEqual Justice InitiativeSoronko AcademyAl Noor Charitable AgencyHabeshaInternational Peace Initiative, and many more. Full list of charities being donated to below.


Ms. Lauryn Hill's longstanding narrative of amplifying and elucidating the marginalized, and the unheard, as well as bringing culture together creatively and economically, continues with the upcoming PowerNomics tour. Of the tour, Ms. Hill says: "My interests have always centered around encouraging empowerment, and focusing on ways to help heal, repair, educate and promote enfranchisement to the disenfranchised. I'm excited to share this platform for community, creativity, and progress, helping to expose, educate, and magnify the beauty of cultural amalgamation."

Says Nas of the tour: "PowerNomics Tour is our way of being a part of the solution. We are here to lend a hand where it is needed and hopefully to inspire. I'm a part of a mission to help build a more diverse tech industry and to encourage my people to see beyond what they believe is in their reach. Music is spiritual, and we are a musical people, so what better way to contribute to our situation than to bring some spirituality. It is an honor to be on this tour with MLH, and what better time than now, in the midst of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey as well as the dire situation of many African-American communities."

Ms. Hill, an appreciator and patron of visual Art, has also curated beautiful photographic images from around the world to be incorporated in an Art wall exhibit, that will travel with the tour to certain cities. 

For more information on Dr. Claud Anderson's book 'PowerNomics: The National Plan To Empower Black America' visit www.PowerNomics.com.

Tickets available at LiveNation.com
Full routing with support:

9/7 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (^&#)
9/8 - Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill (%^&#)
9/10 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage (^&#)
9/12 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (^&#)
9/14 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion (+&#)
9/15 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live (+&#)
9/20 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater (^&)
9/22 - Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheater (+&@)
9/23 - Jacksonville, FL - Daily's Place (^&@)
9/27 - Houston, TX - Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land (^&@)
9/28 - Dallas, TX - The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory (^&)
9/30 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater (^&@)
10/3 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU (+&)
10/5 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl (+&@)10/7 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre (+&@)
10/10 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater (+&@)
10/11 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum (^&@)

%with Dave Chappelle
^with Chronixx
+with Hannibal Buress and Chronixx
&with Lakim
#with Fefe
@with Nick Grant


Full list of charities:

Colorado Coalition For Genocide Awareness and Action
Nyakitonto Youth For Development
WAMA Foundation Schools
Africa Philanthropic Foundation
Appetite for Change
International Peace Initiative
Haiti Cultural Exchange
Urban Underground
We Rhythm Trust
Leaders Of A Beautiful Struggle
Prodev
Black Parents Workshop 
Y.O.G.A. for Youth 
CYD Center for Youth Dialogue (CYD)
Naledi Fashion
Soronko Academy
SOUTHERN AFRICA TRUST
Muzdalifah Charitable Organization 
Prometra 
Africa Got Game Foundation
Christian Solidarity International
World Pulse
Star of Hope Transformation Centre, Trash to Treasure Project
Pearl Community Empowerment Foundation, Rural Girl Child Mentorship (RGCM Uganda)
The Malkia Foundation
Cure Violence
Apps & Girls
CCBRT
She Codes For Change (SCC)
Child Support Tanzania
Al Noor Charitable Agency
Alfatah Charitable Agency
Habesha Inc
#YesWeCode
#GreenForAll
#cut50
Faith Matters Network
Greening Youth Foundation
Mission: Launch
Baltimore Algebra Project
Baltimore Community Foundation 
Equal Justice Initiative
Her Many Voices Foundation
Garden of Eden Foundation
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