The Chabad of the Beaches and the Long Beach MLK Center hosted a unity concert Monday night in memory of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Held at the Long Beach High School Auditorium, elected officials, leaders, and members of the Long Beach community gathered for a teen unity concert and motivational talk in solidarity with the 17 victims, their families and all those affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.
At the event, organizers and attendees held a moment of silence for the victims.
The gathering, organized by Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Eli Goodman together with Long Beach MLK Center Chairman James Hodge, featured a live performance by humanitarian black Hasidic rapper Nissim Black who, pulling from his unique background, also imparted motivational words of love and peace.
Black, born Damian Jamohl Black, was raised by his Seattle hip-hop pioneer parents, James Croone and Mia Black of the Emerald Street Boys and Emerald Street Girls in a world of crime and violence. Once described by the Seattle Times as “Seattle hip-hop’s first son,” Black converted to Judaism in 2012 taking on a life as a hasidic Jewish rapper.
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