BOSSIP was in attendance for this truly moving event.
Snoop Dogg definitely deserves to be applauded for his work with the youth on the issues of gun violence as well as his activism around Ferguson and the crisis of how black men are policed in America.
Snoop Dogg and League of Young Voters brought their “No Guns Allowed” anti-gun violence campaign to Atlanta during BET Hip-Hop Awards weekend by hosting an intimate breakfast called: “No Guns Allowed: Fallout from Ferguson.” Moderated by the League’s Executive Director, Dr. Robert “Biko” Baker, the conversation focused on race relations and gun violence solutions as a response to the death of Michael Brown and the unrest in Ferguson. The goal of this event was to create an additional platform for the hip-hop community and thought leaders to discuss these ongoing issues in African-American communities.Key participants included: Snoop Dogg, Ferguson youth group Lost Voices, CEO of AllHipHop Chuck Creekmur, St. Louis Rapper and Activist Tef Poe and Lucia McBath, mother of the late Florida teen Jordan Davis and the National Spokesperson for Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America. Michael Brown’s family and supporters were also in attendance to witness this positive dialogue chiming for change. The event was sponsored by Cashmere Agency, ThoughtWorks, HandsUpUnited.org and AllHipHop.
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