Gun violence is on the rise in our hometown Chicago, and local artist are taking a stand against it. The Chicago group Foster and Jack kicked off their solution by hosting a benefit concert Sunday, January 18th at the Promitory. The four member group used their music to provide encouragement in hopes of putting an end to gun violence in Chicago. The benefit was hosted by Dion Jetson with additional musical performances from, The Elite Society, Paige Gillian, DJ INC and Grammy award winning artist GLC.
Foster and Jack are encouraging all Chicago hip-hop artists to participate in the campaign: “Hug a young black male" Its as simple as it sounds!
According to Foster and Jack, “The hug will serve as a mustard seed (small act of faith) for young black males between 13 and 21 years old. We want to hug them and show them love.” The goal is to hug 100K young, black males and raise money with donations from $5 to $50. The group has a fundraising goal of $125K, which will be used to seed programs that serve young men.
We’ve known Foster and Jack since our high school days and they are definitely out here putting in work.
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