Willoughby-based rapper Chris Black regularly likes to give back to his hometown by staging concerts and benefits. At 7 p.m. on Friday, May 30, he’ll perform a concert at Willoughby South High School to raise money for the graduating class of 2015. He also hopes to raise awareness about drug abuse in today’s society. South grad Jamil Hairston, who’s also a rapper, will open the show, and the event will include a speech by Geauga County Juvenile Court Judge Tim Grendell. “It’s gotten to the point where people I grew up with are getting arrested, or even dying, [because of] heroin. I want to make sure the situation doesn’t get any worse,” says Black in a press release. “The purpose of this whole event is to inform the [students] that the world isn’t as dark as it seems, and to give them hope for the future.” Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance for $5 at Willoughby South or at chrisblackohio.com. Tickets at the door will cost $10.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at [email protected].
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.