Queen Latifah Credit: City of Newark/Facebook

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Newark native and entertainment legend Queen Latifah will host the Annual #24HrsOfPeace, from Friday, September 2, at 6 p.m., to Saturday, September 3, at 6 p.m., on Springfield Avenue, between Bergen and Blum Streets.

The 24 Hours of Peace event uses the Hip Hop culture to engage the local community and have meaningful dialogue around important issues such as nonviolence and conflict resolution. 

“The 24 Hours of Peace event is more than an occasion to enjoy entertainment, food, poetry, and movies,” Mayor Baraka said. “It is a time for our residents to unify, to get access to important resources and information, to share ideas and solutions at a town hall meeting, and join together to end violence and move a peaceful Newark forward.”

Headline entertainers performing on Friday:

  • Faith Evans
  • Fabolous
  • CL Smooth
  • With a special performance by Co-Founder of 24 Hours Of Peace Hakim Green

Headline entertainers performing on Saturday:

  • Rowdy Rebel
  • Fivio Foreign
  • G Herbo
  • 2Rare

Local artists will perform on both days.

The annual event advocates a violence-free community by creating a “time-out” for 24 hours, promoting community-building for parents, children, artists, business owners, faith and community-based organizations.

FREE Events at the #24HrsOfPeace will also include:

  • Close to 200 retail and food vendors
  • Community resource information
  • Poetry session
  • Town hall meeting
  • Hip Hop and Mental Forum
  • Midnight movie

Join the Conversation


  1. God Bless Your Queen Latifah and keep her safe along with our mayor Ras Baraka and the community as a whole We are “Newark Forward”

  2. I know Queen Latifah is a Newark native.But is there anything she can do. To help us here in Paterson to.Please if she can because we have a lot of gun violence here now.We will truly appreciate it.Thank u

  3. Are you going to let fear Rule Your Life, or are you going to find a faith that will allow you to Live Freely?

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