Last saturday, the Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition's official branded weekend event "Turn The Volume Up On Peace - Mankato",was more than your typical success. It had nothing to do with the amount of people present, even though the turnout was very nice! But it really had everything to do with the atmosphere that the artists and everyone involved, including the Coffee Hag, was able to contribute their talents and resources in coming together for a cause through the use of Edu-tainment!
The Minnesota Hip Hop Community is really showing out this month for our Turn The Volume Up On Peace Event Series! This weekend will be no different as we highlight local Hip Hop events and the Official Branded TVUOP Series event!
With each new city to city collaboration, we as a statewide Hip Hop Community continue cultivating actual Peace, Love & Unity by safely having fun and expressing the Elements Of Hip Hop in our own neighborhoods and communities.
If you would like to be included in any of our next events for Hiphop History Month this November simply Sign-Up Today to get your special MN-HHC Membership opportunities!
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.
After the recent weeks of violence in North Minneapolis, YCB Outreach Team members, who are also active members of The Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition, were called in to create an impromptu youth outreach event.
So with their ongoing work supported by the greater Hip Hop Community, throughout public and private settings, it was decided to host a surprise Hip Hop Block Party where...