Funk Not Fight Rally4 Peace

Prominent members in attendance included the former child star Actor, Rodney Allen Rippy, Donna Dymally Photographer to the Stars, Hip Hop performer Heaven Ava, Compton Mayor Emma Sharif, and Councilmembers, Deidre Duhart First Dist., Andre Spicer, Second Dist., Johnathan Bowers Third Dist., Lillie P Darden Fourth Dist., The Honorable Diane Watson, Superior Court Judges Kelvin D Filer and Debra Archuleta, Dr Vinson Eugene Allen and his wife and family of( Dusk til Dawn Urgent Care, Joey Davis Sr., Chef Fredie J. Sacramento, Rev. Charles L. Brown, and his wife the Minister Pauline M. Brown, and Anthony Lewis.(Princess Pepperminte) Patti Collins, (Pastor Timothy Hokes, Pastor Williams Reddick, the Fo Brothers Upu and Bell, Myra Washington, O E Squad, ZBLKHARTE and Nahnii.A, Duane Filer, KLIQ, Angel Roman, The Corvette of Choices car club, Michelle Young, Co-Creator of the Land of the Superheroes, Compton County Library, Compton Council PTA Union, President Lynn Findley, CSI Bill Montgomery and many others…

CSI Bill(L), Richie Onori, managed by BIG Bruce Hablutzel (r) Joey Davis Sr. – Father to Joey “Black Ice” Davis(center) at Funk Not Fight Rally4 Peace West Coast Chapter, Bootsy Collins Foundation, Dec. 30, 2023, at the inaugural event. (Photo Courtesy of Art Saves Lives)

 

Joey Krebs

 

 One Nation Under a Groove Funk music legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bootsy Collins sent his blessings and wife, Patti Collins who is the president of the Bootsy Collins Foundation traveled west to bring their Funk Not Fight initiative which kicked off its second exclusive location in Compton California. Its event was dubbed Funk Not Fight Rally4 Peace West Coast Chapter by Rev Charles L. Brown in Partnership with U-Can International and Associates Peace Project and AJL Enterprise One. The successful event took place this past weekend on Saturday, Dec. 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Victory Outreach Ministries, 4205 East Alondra Blvd, in Compton. The “Funk Not Fight Rally4 Peace West Coast Chapter” dared to address today’s rampant and systemic violence which has dramatically affected the lives of Compton residents and communities at large.

 World renowned Star Bootsy Collins is invested in initiatives which are dedicated to helping combat the rising tide of violence and unrest in urban communities where his website best summarized its communities struggle through its quote, “In the wake of the unrest of communities around the world, Bootsy Collins and his love funk ambassadors have created an artist-driven campaign (of solutions) which is spreading hope through the power of music.” The West Coast premiere event was organized by U-Can International and Associates, AJL Enterprise One and hosted by Victory Outreach Ministries Compton. The Rally was attended by select Compton dignitaries and community leaders who are seeking to implement change to benefit its youthful generation. The rally focused on fostering positivity, engagement, and understanding, where its event coordinators and leaders provided opportunities to contribute to the future well-being of our communities. Organizers, Bootsy Collins Foundation and U-Can International and Associates inspired and initiated positive change while instilling the virtues of tolerance, empathy, and conflict resolution among our youthful population along with their families.

The Superheroes have landed from the Landed of the Superheroes with Patti Collins leading the charge to quell the violence and bring peace to communities with the dancing group “ We are the Future O E Squad” dancers at Funk Not Fight Rally4 Peace West Coast Chapter, Bootsy Collins Foundation., 30, 2023 at the inaugural event. (Photo Courtesy of Funk Not Fight)

The Rev. Charles L. Brown, his wife, Minister Pauline M. Brown, and Anthony Lewis were the community leaders who coordinated the West Coast Chapter of the Rally4 Peace. The Rally’s initiative with its aim sought to create safe spaces for open dialogue, awareness, and engagement while providing a platform for local leaders and organizations to share insights with strategies as well as revelation for preventing violence among our younger community.

Prominent members in attendance included the former child star Actor, Rodney Allen Rippy, Donna Dymally Photographer to the Stars, Hip Hop performer Heaven Ava, Compton Mayor Emma Sharif, and Councilmembers, Deidre Duhart First Dist., Andre Spicer, Second Dist., Johnathan Bowers Third Dist., Lillie P Darden Fourth Dist., The Honorable Diane Watson, Superior Court Judges Kelvin D Filer and Debra Archuleta, Dr Vinson Eugene Allen and his wife and family of( Dusk til Dawn Urgent Care, Joey Davis Sr., Chef Fredie J. Sacramento, Rev. Charles L. Brown, and his wife the Minister Pauline M. Brown, and Anthony Lewis.(Princess Pepperminte) Patti Collins, (Pastor Timothy Hokes, Pastor Williams Reddick, the Fo Brothers Upu and Bell, Myra Washington, O E Squad, ZBLKHARTE and Nahnii.A, Duane Filer, KLIQ, Angel Roman, The Corvette of Choices car club, Michelle Young, Co-Creator of the Land of the Superheroes, Compton County Library, Compton Council PTA Union, President Lynn Findley, CSI Bill Montgomery and many others…

Vendors at the event included: The Compton Library, LA Care, Lighting Strikes Sketches, Dusk Til Dawn, West Coast Lions Club Food, Pantry and Hip Hop4 Hunger, Vonte, Make It Snappy Photo Booth, National Financial Literacy Campaign, Beginning to End –Funk Not Fight T Shirt Supplier, Elite Event Planning, Natural Hair and The Law, Fight for Kids, SoCal Fusion, Freddie The Chef Founder, Lori Williams of Lori Williams Caterer. AYWA Nutrient Water, POH (Plants of Hope), Explorer 1 Ambulance Service, Five Points Youth Foundation, Lady Like Entertainment, Hip Hop 4 Justice and Hip Hop 4 Peace.

The Browns are also the founders of U-Can International and Associates, and the Compton 125 Historical Society, who stated that recent statistics cite homicide as the leading cause of death for its young people. The first rally4 Peace took place in the City of Compton for the west coast Chapter and will be followed by its next rally to take place in 2024 during the International Day of Peace.

To give to the Funk Not Fight Rally4 Peace West Coast Chapter please scan the QR Code for Bootsy Collins Foundation PayPal. Memo: “Funk not Fight Rally4 Peace West Coast Chapter “

One of the amazing lowrider entry and the Corvette of Choice Car Club in the Mini Caravan for Peace Dec., 30, 2023 at the inaugural event. Compton Funk Not Fight Rally4 Peace West Coast Chapter, Bootsy Collins Foundation. Comment from viewer: “Wow, nice 59 it is very cool. I have had 3-1960 Chevys but no 59’s. Compton is a great place. I was born in the city.” ( D. Pettner)

MC’s

  • Minister Pauline M. Brown (Min. P) – Program
  • Carmeletta Mobley – Program
  • Patti Collins – Panels

Spanish Translation

  • Gina De La Rosa Realtor Radio
  • Alejandro Alvarado – Businessman and Angel Roman, Businessman

Special Announcers

  • De’Shawn Sho Tyme Watkins Comptonmania Wrestling, Founder,( Ring Master Rally4 Peace )
  • Rodney Allen Rippy, Former Child Actor – Special Introductions

PRAISE&WORSHIP

  • Minister Pauline Brown – Evangelist, Gospel Singer, Businesswoman, Community Organizer and The Victory Outreach singers

SONGS: Every Praise and Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

PRAYER for PEACE/PASTORS

  • Pastor Hector Monarrez, Victory Outreach Compton
  • Pastor William Reddick, Faith In Christ Church
  • Pastor Timothy Hokes, The Key of David Church
  • Rev. Charles L. Brown, In His Service to Serve Ministries International
  • Elder Gerald Alexander Higginbotham

Funk Not Fight Coordinators Compton

Anthony Lewis, Rev Charles L Brown and Minister Pauline M. Brown of the West Coast Chapter and Compton Kick-off

Officials:

Honorable Mayor Emma Sharif, City of Compton

City of Compton: First District Councilwoman Deidre Duhart, Second District Councilman Andre Spicer, Third District Johnathan Bowers, Fourth District Councilwoman Lillie P. Darden

Special Guest

The Calloways from the group Calloway formerly of Midnight Star, Reggie and Vincent Calloway, Grammy and Emmy Award Winning Participants, songwriters, producers and multi-platinum recording artist. They were earmarked to be in attendance but was unable to attend due to illness in family.

Myra Washington with Loud as Funk Singer of Bootsy Collins song release “We Outta B Funkin “

Honorable Judge Kelvin D. Filer, Superior Court Los Angeles County, Compton Judge Debra Archuleta- Superior Court of Los Angeles County

Michelle Chambers, former Councilwoman City of Compton

Carolyn Johnson President of the NAACP, Watts branch 1083

Paulette Gipson, NAACP Compton Branch

Dr. Eugene Allen, Dusk Til Dawn, Founder

Miss Compton Pageant

Entertainment:

Tee-n-Tee

Michael Glenn

Robert Lindsey aka Godly Savage; Bro Lavial R&B Singer and Dancers.

NAACP Dancers

Midnight- Hip Hop Dancer

Heaven Ava – Singer

Talented Artist @Nahnii. A of Zblkharte

Future OE Squad

Lamont Bonman a.k.a. Monty and Scott Shimamoto, Comedians

 Master X Dancers

Gigi Escobar La Voz Ranchera (singer)

Fancy Footwork Studios (Line Dance Group)

William Reddick Girls and their song “Stop The Violence Song.”

Andre P Bernard Song “Praying for Peace in the City”

KLIQ 1670 AM DJ & Gina De La Rosa Realtor Radio

Mr. Todd the Horse Man

 

Speakers and Panelists:

Fo Brothers – UPU and Bell of Fa’ Atasica’ O Uso’S Movement

Lynn Findley – PTA Union Compton Unified School District

Pastor William Reddick, Faith In Christ Church, LaTonya @zblkharte,

Mutsuko Uehara (SoCal Financial Education Center), Judge Kelvin D Filer- Superior Court of Los Angeles County,

Pastor Dr. Timothy Hokes The Key of David Church

De’Shawn Sho Tyme Watkins, Comptonmania Wrestling and Promoter

Joey Davis Sr. – Father to Joey “Black Ice” Davis

Angel Roman, Founder and CEO of Evolution of Leadership, Big BA

Gerald A. Higginbotham “The Captain “

Special Guitar Strings and Headphones Donations

  • TASCAM
  • Busuyi Guitar Delivering the Future
  • The Hand Made String DR

Vendors

The Compton Library, LA Care

Lighting Strikes Sketches, Dusk Til Dawn Urgent Care

West Coast Lions Club Food Pantry, and In His Service to Serve Ministries International with Hip Hop4 Hunger, Vonté

Make It Snappy Photo Booth, National Financial Literacy Campaign

Beginning to End – Funk Not Fight T Shirt Supplier

Elite Event Planning

Natural Hair and The Law, Fight for Kids

SoCal Fusion Freddie The Chef Founder, Lori Williams of Lori Williams Caterers and POH (Plants of Hope)

Children’s Activities Area – Compton Union Council PTA

Story Time – Duane Filer

Story Time Special Guest – Princess Pepperminte Patti of Bootsy Collins Foundation, President

Special Thanks to All Volunteers, supporters and attendees. It was a day filled with laughter and fun for the family.

 

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