Last Saturday the Skyway Theatre in downtown Minneapolis held a concert headlining YelaWolf, along with warm up acts Mikey Mike and Big Henri. Two hours before the doors were even opened to the public a line started to form due to the high level of anticipation for this concert.
Before jumping in line I personally was on the hunt to find a little something to eat in the area, so I ended up indulging in some cheese curds at the Depot just around the corner. I'm glad I did this because by the time I got in line (roughly 7pm) we were ready to get inside and check the vibe due to cooler temps out here in Minnesota!
As I entered the venue it opened up to a sprawling beautiful theater that was set to turn up! The crowd was mostly 30+ so everyone was dressed very well, especially knowing that the Kings & Queen Of The South Tour was being held at a venue that was so elegant. This set a really nice vibe of beautiful people who would end up all dancing and singing the lyrics to their favorite hit songs by these great Hip Hop icons!
Turn The Volume Up On Peace is more than just a title to a positive campaign. To me it is a catalyst to conversations, education, and actual action steps to do exactly what it says which is, turn up the peace.
This campaign has been going on for 7 years as we are in the midst of the 8th year, and I will ashamedly admit I was not “hip” to it. Why? I was a bit blinded to the issues that our youth face. I had bits and pieces from my personal work background, but did not fully grasp it.
What did it for me (realizing this is something my community needs) is when I turn on the television in 2017 and I see another human being run down another human being with a car and kill them.
Peace, Love and Respect to all the beautiful people of the Twin Cities, it is about that time when the annual TC Day of Dignity will take place; this Saturday located in the cozy parking lot and surrounding streets of Masjid An-Nur in vibrant North Minneapolis, 1729 Lyndale Ave N. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411.
Twin Cities Day of Dignity has become a staple of Northside provided events and serves as one of the biggest community gatherings to end off another energetic Minnesota summer. Brought to you by Islamic Relief USA, Al Maa'uun (The Neighborly), Masjid An-Nur and many community partners, TC Day of Dignity is a day of free service, community building, smiles and hugs, bringing people together, loving one another and of course treating everyone with dignity which is a basic human right.
We would like to send a big shout out and warm welcome to Minnesota as they ramp up their communities of local Hiphoppas who will working hard to spearhead their state coalition chapter and expand our collective national network! We would also like to thank Bethany Truman for stepping up and becoming an official United States Hip Hop Coalition State Representative!
If anyone would like to further support the Minneasota Hip Hop Coalition (MN-HHC) we are currently seeking people for the following efforts: