Love and Hip Hop event held on Valentine’s Day at Sinclair

Student Leadership Development and the Student Government Association will be co-sponsoring the Love and Hip Hop event and a Talent Showcase on Feb. 14.

The Love and Hip Hop event will feature speaker John Rogers III.

According to the event’s flyer, he will be speaking about the impact of hip hop music, romantic love, biology, urban and suburban culture, sub-cultures, sociopolitical status, psychology and economic influences.

“[Rogers] is going to talk about the history of hip hop and how it impacts culture today,” Brandon Whitehorn, president of the SGA said.

Dominique Starr, graduate assistant, added “And how women are portrayed in hip hop, so it’s going to talk about relationships as well.”

Rogers will speak from 12 to 2 p.m. Afterword, SGA will be hosting a Talent Showcase.

“Essentially it’s like open mic,” Starr said.

There is currently no deadline to sign up to perform in the Talent Showcase and each performer will have a maximum of 10 minutes to perform, Starr said.

“[It’s] like a Sinclair Community College talent show, it’s more a talent show to help display talent within Sinclair,” Whitehorn said.

To perform in the showcase, contact Nilofar Gagan at or Brandon Whitehorn at

The Talent Showcase will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and clubs will also be fundraising during the event.

“So you can pick up your wooden roses, your international treats or desserts,” Whitehorn said.

Some of the clubs taking part in the fundraising are The National Society of Leadership and Success, African American Culture Club, Toastmasters, Choral Club, Artist Collective and A Culturally Educated Sisterhood.