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 Hip Hop Saves Lives (HHSL) is a
Social Entrepreneurship that re-
instates the original purpose of
Hip Hop. We do this through
educating youth on social issues.
 


Why, because Hip Hop was
birthed from a Peace Treaty.

The Ghetto Brothers, a gang

formed to create peace

between rival gangs.

It was founded by Yellow Benji

and Karate Charlie.

The head peacemaker was

Black Benji who was killed while

trying to mediate a

vicious gang fight.

Black Benji was loved by many

gangs for his dedication to peace, 

so many gangs offered help for

revenge. Even the Ghetto Brothers

wanted revenge. However,

Black Benji's mother spoke and

said her son died for peace,

so if you love him stand for peace!

So a Peace Treaty between 42 gangs

at The Boys Club on Hoe Avenue

in the South Bronx was

held on Dec 8th 1971.

 

To maintain the treaty the gangs
agreed to meet every Friday and
Saturday night in the park and
party together. These parties
created the culture of Hip Hop.
We first educate all youth in this
Gang Peace Treaty. We view those
peace makers as everyday heroes
who inspired our curriculum.
  

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