MC Lyte is known to rock the mic, but also devoting her time to giving back to the youth.
The legendary artist followed through by working with Chevrolet to launch the “Discover the Unexpected” program at Howard University. It is a special opportunity that grants eight School of Communications students the chance to work with National Newspaper Publisher Association members in Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Detroit.
The art of “story telling” plays a vital role in hip-hop, which is why MC Lyte was very excited to be the national spokesperson for the fellowship. She stated in a press release:
“I’m excited to be involved with emerging young writers who have the power to shape our voices the same way hip hop emcees broke ground telling our stories.”
The LC team also got the chance to chat with the Brooklyn native during the event launch yesterday (March 23). Here’s what she told us:
“It’s all about finding the future of what journalism will look like in the years to come. It’s about nurturing and developing those who are interested in telling a story. So with the internship, the scholarship, and giving the opportunity to these young folks to make a difference with these stories they decide to tell, means everything to me. I come from story telling. I had to write essays and stories just to get out the house…My mom studied to be a school teacher so it meant a lot to her for me to be able to do that.”
Thank you for all you’ve done for education, Ms. Lyte! The deadline to apply is April 10th, so visit the NNPA site to get started.