Guns For Greatness: Beyonce Tickets and Mentorship
With gun violence plaguing the streets of New York City, hip-hop mogul Michael "Blue" Williams has teamed up with stars the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z, Susan Taylor (one time editor-in-chief of Essence), Pastor A.R. Bernard (of C.C.C.), and the Brooklyn DA in conjunction with the NYPD on a gun buyback program. The program in an effort to reduce illegal guns on the streets, is offering youths various incentives in exchange for turning in their guns. This is a way to inspire and guide young people to experience possibilities not including a life with guns. Incentives range from tickets to Beyonce's Mrs Carter Show, to mentorship with Susan Taylor's National CARES Mentoring Movement, and ticket for Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake's performance. This is set to be the first private buyback program in New York City yet.