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Check Out Cincinnati Peace-Movement’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cincinnati Peace-Movement. 

Hello Cincinnati Peace-Movement, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
CPM started around the time of the Mike Brown, and Same Dubois shootings took place. Our goal was to start programs and projects that gave the black community positive and peaceful outlets to rebuild our environment. We wanted to do that through service, mentoring and educational leadership. That’s was August of 2015; 7yrs later we are still upholding that vision with our “I Can” Literacy program. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road by any means necessary. We have had multiple hiccups, some misguided business decisions, a few letdowns but significant rewards. When you take on the work of servicing a community you take on a huge responsibility, and when you don’t have a direct blueprint you tend to learn as you go. With being a grassroots organization, we cannot afford to make the same mistakes twice, and that is why it’s important to shed a light on the dark moments along the journey. 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
The Cincinnati Peace-Movement is a Social Enterprise that is geared towards the advancement of the black community through service, mentoring, and educational leadership. Over the course of our existence, we have implemented and partnered on a number of programs and businesses to include; urban gardening, youth summits, street sweeps, book clubs, community events, and a brick-and-mortar shop all usually free of charge to the people. Our greatest asset as an organization is our strength in numbers. Most groups are ran by one or two people, but with CPM there’s three heads. Which gives us the ability to maximize our potential in so many ways it automatically makes unique in our own right. 

We would just credit that to where we come from. 

If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Growing up we were into sports, books, and writing Shalom was someone who was interested in poetry, chess, and the outdoors. Asad was similar, but he took a liking to music as he played in the church band as a pianist. He would later go on to use his love for writing to produce a couple books of his own. 

And Nas was the drummer, but his interest was more in the fashion direction. He still has a foot in the Cincinnati talent industry to this day. 

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