Blackman is a graduate of Howard University, where she started the Hip Hop Arts Movement (HHAM) in 1992. In 2003, Blackman released her first book, Inner-Course. She was named by Essence magazine as one of “30 Women to Watch” and has been a highlight of various national and international publications and news outlets, including NHK-Global Japan Television. Blackman is also a creative consultant for the Sesame Workshop’s The New Electric Company and an in-demand speaker whose themes include women in hip-hop, hip-hop education, hip-hop and spirituality and the international impact of hip-hop culture.

(Photo: Toni Blackman official website)

Little Known Black History Fact: Toni Blackman  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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