In this video award-winning artist Toni Blackman addresses ‘invisible women’ around the world. Toni Blackman is one of the artists of MDGfive.com, a website that harnesses the power of art and social media to increase community engagement in the fight to improve maternal health and reach Millennium Development Goal 5 by 2015.
This video was taped during the launch event of mdgfive.com
An award-winning artist, her steadfast work and commitment to hip-hop led the U.S. Department of State to select her to work as the first ever hip-hop artist to work as an American Cultural Specialist. She has already served in Senegal, Ghana, Botswana, and Swaziland where her residencies include performance, workshops, and lectures on hip hop music and culture. She recently toured Southeast Asia with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Musical Ambassador program and has shared the stage with the likes of Erykah Badu, The Roots and Wu Tang Clan. Her first book, Inner-Course was released in 2003