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10th United in Peace Day held at Magic Johnson Park


Hundreds of people turned out for the 10th annual United in Peace Day Sunday at Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park in Watts.

Billed as a multi-city day, the event included political and community representatives from Carson, Compton, Gardena, Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood, and Paramount as such noted officials as Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Sheriff Lee Baca, Compton Mayor Aja Brown and the Nation of Islam’s Minister Tony Muhammand.

Participants were treated to entertainment at a concert featuring jazz legend Stanley Clark along with Kam, Project Blowed, Medusa, Overdoz, and AKNU. Big Boy of radio station Power 106 Big Boy was the MC.

A peace ride, featuring a parade of low-rider cars, preceded the concert.

The goal of the event, which was coordinated by United in Peace, which is a multi-ethnic, multi-faith grass-roots coalition and movement in greater Los Angeles, was to bring together people of different cultures, creeds and interests to start a legitimate peace movement in greater Los Angeles. The group’s focus is to direct more people’s attention and energy toward a universal concept most everyone can agree is right—namely, peace.

To view some of the Peace Day event, see video at