Celebrities wielding their social power for the good of young people, was at the heart of the fundraiser event at the BucketFeet store in Soho, New York City, on the evening of July 22nd. Malik Yoba and Iconic 32, the innovation studio that he co-founded, presented a fundraiser for CommonGround Foundation, a non-profit organization that empowers underprivileged youth, founded by rapper/actor Common.
The event featured Common performing “Kingdom”, the lead single off his new album Nobody’s Smiling”, a speech by Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams and a silent auction of artwork from talented artists, including 14 year old Skyler Grey, Iconic 32’s youngest art ambassador. All proceeds from the silent auction of the artwork, the street-side food truck, and the suggested event donation, as well as a portion of sneaker sales at BucketFeet, during the event, went to the CommonGround Foundation. Check out the video of Common’s inspirational words.
Video and pictures shot by Paula Muniz