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On Thursday, September 5th- Friday, September 7th, Mayor Ras J. Baraka celebrated his annual 24 hours of peace event.Hosted by comedian and social media influencer Mr. Commodore. ​24 Hrs. of Peace (24HOP) has become a major event on the Newark calendar and is used by parents in the community as a signal for the upcoming school year. This event is unique in the fact that Hip Hop Culture is used to engage the local community and have meaningful dialog around important issues such as non- violence and conflict resolution.

Alongside Over 100 volunteers celebrity acts such as ​Amara La Negra, Lil Key, Pretty Lou, Lou got Cash, Mariahlynn, DJ Lil Man, Callie Day, Rockness Monsta of Bootcamp Clik, Nice and smooth, Tracey Lee, Mic Handz of Def Squad, Poet Jasmine Mans, Renee from Zhane, Jersey Club Artist Killa Kherk Cobain & More ​stopped by the 24 Hrs. of Peace stage to give their message and play a part in making a change in our communities.

Check out some of the best moments from the event below.

Photo Credits : ​WMIH RADIO