Hip-Hop & Social Justice
Universal Hip-Hop Parade

Parade Begins August 15, 2020

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Who is organizing the parade and related activities?

The Universal Hip-Hop Parade for Social Justice, Inc. is a Bed-Stuy based 501c-3 organization established in 2000 that assembles activists, artists, businesses, and neighbors to partake in the UHHP annual parade over the last 18 years. Led by founder Jeffery Kazembe Batts the UHHP engages activists. artists, community leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs to organize the parade. The organization creates political and social involvement and events benefiting Central Brooklyn in addition to adjoining communities in particular those of African ancestry.

Although the parade is a significant part of the UHHP Inc. the mission to empower communities and individuals through education, resources and training are equally important. While shaping the activism spirit, concurrently shedding light on existing social justice issues plaguing our communities and nation. The organization produces several mediums of dispersing information included but not limited to town hall events, youth education, leadership and community awareness. The parade bridges the gap between our community and youths in preparation to pass the baton and develop our next level leaders.

What UHHP Stands For

The UHHP celebrates the legacy of Marcus Garvey and the creativity of hip-hop culture.





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Hip-Hop

The UHHP Organization celebrates and embraces the 5 pillars of Hip-Hop: MCing, DJing, Breakdance, Graffiti, and Knowledge. We are commited to promoting the growth of Hip-Hop as well as celebrating it's past and present to pave way for the future.
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Marcus Garvey

The UHHP is influenced by the philosophy of Marcus Garvey. We believe and adhere to the idea of social and economic empowerment for people of color.
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Social Justice

We are commited to empowering members of urban communities by increasing awareness to social injustices and investing in the health and wealth of our people.
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Current Events & Social Justice

The Parade Route

Neighborhood Map

  • Start Time 2:30 PM

    Von King / Tompkins Park

  • 1st Stop

    The Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps

  • 2nd Stop

    The Bed-Stuy Boxing Club

  • 3rd Stop

    Marcus Garvey Playground

  • 4th Stop

    Richard Beavers Art Gallery

  • 5th Stop

    Fulton St & Marcus Garvey Blvd

  • 6th Stop

    Fulton St. & Marcy Ave

  • 7th Stop

    Fulton St. & Arlington Place

  • End Point

    Fulton St. & Bedford Ave

Hip-Hop for Every Era

Featured Artist

Nipsey Hussle

UHHP Gallery

Images from Our Previous Parades

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