Master P Attends Community March Supporting Dead Toddler

First there was six-month-old Jonylah Watkins, gunned down alongside her father in Chicago last year. Now, the family of Ne’Riah Miller, a toddler killed in a shooting in her Kentucky home this summer, have to mourn another gone-way-to-soon life stripped of potential.

Percy Miller aka Master P talking to kids about his Let Kids Grow Foundation. Image Courtesy: Plugged Entertainment Magazine

Percy Miller aka Master P talking to kids about his Let Kids Grow Foundation.
Image Courtesy: Plugged Entertainment Magazine

To combat this sorrowful reality, community members of Shawnee, KY pulled together and marched in support of lil Ne’Riah. Among them was rap mogul Master P, who hails from Louisville, and used the occasion to teach kids (including his two sons that marched alongside him) what they need to do to have bright futures.

After the rally, organizers, Ne’Riah’s family and fellow marchers gathered at a local YMCA to hear Master P and Christopher 2X, a Louisville-based community activist, speak to youngsters about tapping into their potential.

Decked out in a fire engine red tee with “Don’t Shoot…Let the Kids Grow” text in the front, Master P reminisced about his only goal growing up in the Louisville PJs was to live to be 19. And didn’t have a clue what to do after that milestone.

Well, he certainly developed a blueprint that included basketball and music production. Now through his Let the Kids Grow Foundation, he’s steering the young ones to alternate life paths BESIDES slinging crack-rock or having a wicked jumpshot.

Kudos to P for giving back to his hometown ‘hood and trying to help turn this vicious tide.

LL Cool J and Russell Simmons Visit Incarcerated Teens for Anti-Violence Initiative

Image Courtesy: New York Daily News

Image Courtesy: New York Daily News

The two legends of the recording industry unify their star power to promote anti-violence programs that will protect youth. LL Cool J and Russell Simmons visited a Queens (where they both hail from) housing project hit hardest by the violence.

The GOAT rapper and hip hop mogul chatted with kids about their defense against violence: LIFE Camp, a group of local based-peacekeepers that act as “violence interrupters” when tensions begin to escalate. Their job is to lead raging teens in a more positive and peaceful direction.

To hear what LL and Russell Simmons told the crowd click here

After leaving their old stomping grounds they visited Rikers Island to offer encouraging words to incarcerated young people that could also benefit from the LIFE Camp. LL and Russell revealed their upbringings could have easily led them right where they are now. But, told them not to give up on the fresh start that awaits them later. Simmons preached to them about focusing on their inner thoughts.

The LIFE Camp is funded through Russell Simmons’ prepaid debit RUSH Cards. The millionaire philanthropist already donated $100,000 to the community initiative.

It’s nice to see influential celebs being hands on with this overlooked issue. Kudos, guys.