Speaker Profile

Antonique Smith

Antonique Smith

Antonique Smith starred as Mimi in Rent and she played Biggie’s wife Faith Evans in Notorious. She is currently starring in Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix. She is also a Grammy nominated recording artist. She’s a star. But she’s also out there in the communities, with the people. She was a big part of the HOME (Heal Our Mother Earth) album in 2014, which was released by People’s Climate Music, a project organized by the Hip Hop Caucus that works with artists to inspire action around climate change. It was the first time the climate movement ever had something like that. Her song from that album became the anthem for the People’s Climate March that year — and her cover of “Here Comes the Sun,” with Jeremih, became the anthem for the 2017 march.


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