Stache & Hyde at Common Ground Foundation's 4th Annual Awards Gala & Fundraiser

| Mobolaji Akintunde

Sofia & Mobolaji at Common Ground Foundation's 4th Annual Awards Gala & Fundraiser

Thank you to the Hip-Hop Artist/Actor/Author, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. better know as COMMON, and his Common Ground Foundation for inviting us to the CGF 4th Annual Awards Gala & Fundraiser Masterpiece/Masterpeace this passed weekend. 

The Common Ground Foundation, founded by COMMON, supports inner city youth mentorship and leadership programs. It maintains a mission to use creative arts to expose youth to new opportunities. Through social, emotional, and academic initiatives it has made a profound impact on Chicago's youth and continues to do so. CGF's mission was very palpable Saturday night with young artists like vocalist/pianist, Maeya Carter, and violinist Lee England Jr. playing contemporary R&B and Hip-Hop hits. 

Sofia Adawy with Common and others.

L-R: Mobolaji Akintunde, MC Lyte, Sofia Adawy

The gala saw over 200 attendees from Hip-Hop Artist, MC Lyte (see above) to Operation Push's Reverend Jesse Jackson. Actor, Malik Yoba, and ABC-7 News anchor, Cheryl Burton hosted the special evening, while legendary actor, Danny Glover, amongst others were recognized for community activism and philanthropic efforts. A phenomenal night it was indeed.

 

Categories: Common, Common Ground Foundation, Danny Glover, Jesse Jackson, leadership, MC Lyte, mentorship, Mobolaji, Sofia, youth

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