Last year 2012 there were 25 shooting and 6 deaths associated with summer basketball alone.
In May 2013 organizations came together to form a think tank to address this dimension of gun violence. Some organizations became involved because they were inspired by personnel stories others said enough was enough, and others said let’s be about doing something.
The XMENTAL way is to mentor through the power of art, and there’s no better host than Tatu himself.The mission is to empower the community with the tools to keep parks safe, incorporating games, positive hip hop, and the sharing of information.
A tribute and community project to raise awareness on violence.
Everyone involved donated their services and talent to make the week long event a success. Along with the live painting. There was a sound system set up , young performers and other org’s working with XMENTAL .
Tatu did such a great job getting everyone together, helping out and being involved.
Being surrounded by so many talented individuals who care about the children and the way they live their lives is such a great feeling.
Not only were there talented people of all different types of ares, singers, poets, dancers, painters..
For those who were having a hard time finding a job, for those who haven’t and still need to get their GED, for those who need help with childcare, for those who want to know more about their rights, especially what they should know if they ever get stopped by the police,
Q and I .
Once it hit 5:01pm the cops were already trying to shut us down. We had until 5pm.
Give us a little break..
I swear, I never have sketches…
I don’t even know how I end up saving myself half of the time. I surprise myself.
I’ll keep looking at it once it’s done like:
Sien Ide’s Trayvon Martin piece.
Live Performances by:
Black Rose Rebels
Hip Hop Catz
Black Angel the Poet
me, Minx Inx
Black Men Who Care
Silver Truck Music inspired by the death of Antoine Wilson
Feared Voices LLC,
You did good boo, Thank you.
Thank you Tatu, for including me in this great project.
Continue doing all the great things that you do to mold a better tomorrow.
Proud of you bro.