After only the second Peace Ride, Ben Caldwell from Kaos Network and Badru Umi from Project Blowed approached the Peace Rides about a collaboration with Leimert Park. Born from this meeting were the Peace Concerts, which have become an integral element in the monthly Peace Rides ever since.

With roots extending back to the early-1990s when the Good Life Café in Leimert Park served as one of the most important platforms for hip hop artists from Los Angeles to express themselves (profanity-free), for nearly two decades Project Blowed has served to incubate some of the most creative underground talent the West Coast rap scene has ever produced. Project Blowed is a hip-hop crew, it is a record label, it is an open mic workshop and it also one of the earliest and most contributive groups in the United in Peace movement.


Badru Umi
Big Boy
Chris Clarke
Click Tha Supah Latin
Curtiss King
D Roc
Daphne Wayans
Day Starr
DJ JiJi Sweet
DJ Lord Ron
DJ Soul Life
E.R. Jay
Ellay Khule
Ill Camille
Jason Dohring
Kaos Network
Kerri Kasem
Lil Nay Nay
Lon McQ
Master D
Melo Man Ace
Michael Colyar
Michael Speaks
Mickey Taelor
Mike Eagle
Mr. Smoove
Nancy Cartwright
Project Blowed
Radio Free KJLH 102.3
Self Jupiter
Soul King
Stanley Clarke
Steve Harvey
Stevie Wonder
Tabernacle MCZ
Tek Tha Supah Latin
Tina Speaks
Trek Life
UPFest Band

Car Clubs



The Peace Rides are rich in the variety of car clubs that participate monthly, now including corvettes, porches and hot rods. The first to come on board in May 2013 were the low riders from the National Low Rider Association (NLRA). The NLRA is now one of the primary organizers of the Peace Rides, arranging the rides’ picnics, children’s activities and working with law enforcement to help ensure road safety on the ride itself.

The NLRA is a California non-profit corporation that advances community outreach to youth and young adults with programs and activities including: mentoring, toy drives, staging positive community events and more. The NLRA strives to uphold a positive image within and outside of the lowriding community, setting an example as concerned citizens, working together to actively make a difference in our society.


3rd World
A Slice Of Life
All Eyes on Us
Back “N” Da Game
Barrio Times
Beach City
Big Tymers
CD Man Rodney
Chili’s Finest
City II City
City Kings
Compton’s Finest
Corvette of Choice
Damu Riders
Dippin Our Way
Do $umthin
Dulli Club
East Side Ryders
Five First
Forever Clowning
Freaky Behavior
Ghetto Fabulous
Ghetto Life
Jus Ridin
Jus Tippin
Just Dippin
Just Memories
Keepin It Real
King of Riderz
LA Times
Love Ones
Minority Car Club
Mo Riders
My Way
National Low Rider Association
Neve Eva
Next Level
No Limit
Nothing Personal
One Love
One Nation
Original Ryders
Our Style
Poohder Just Dipn
Prison Riders
Rare Perals
Real Homies
Sassy but Sexy
Self Made
Sick Wit It
Street Racer
Strictly Big Bodies
Strictly Ridin
Super Natural Lowriders
Trust “N” God
Watts Life
Way Of Life
World Wide

Government & Law Enforcement

Over 300 community groups and organizations have participated in or otherwise supported the Peace Rides. These include motorcycle and car clubs, churches and religious institutions, gang intervention and mentorship programs as well as members of law enforcement and government.

In particular, United in Peace has received incredible cooperation from a number of public servants who have not only endorsed, but put their shoulder to the wheel to help grow this popular movement. Based on statistics provided to the public by the LA County Sheriff’s Dept and Los Angeles Police Dept, many of these officials have recognized notable decreases in crime rates coincident with the presence of the Peace Rides in the cities and neighborhoods they represent and serve.

Though in reality, there is no “coincidence.” For when concerned citizens come together, from the streets to City Hall, there is nothing we as a community cannot accomplish. This is what it means to be United in Peace.

Aja Brown
Mayor of Compton
Al AustinLong Beach City Councilman 
Albert Lord IIIDeputy District Officer
for the President of LA City Council
Alita GodwinCompton City Clerk
Bernard ParksLos Angeles City Councilman
Bob GreenDeputy Chief of Los Angeles Police Dept
Charlie BeckChief of the Los Angeles Police Dept 
Dr. Willie JonesCompton City Councilman
Elito SantarinaCarson City Councilman
Eric BoydDeputy District Director
for Congresswoman Hahn
Eric GarcettiMayor of Los Angeles
Eric PerrodinFormer Mayor of Compton
Herb Wesson Jr.President of the Los Angeles City Council
James ButtsMayor of Inglewood
James MadeaCaptain of Inglewood Police Dept
Janice HahnUnited States Congresswoman
Janna ZuritaCompton City Councilwoman
Jim DearMayor of Carson
Julie Ruiz-RaberFormer Carson City Councilwoman  
Karen BassUnited States Congresswoman 
Lee BacaSheriff of Los Angeles County
Lillie DobsonFormer Compton City Councilwoman
Lula Davis-HolmesCarson City Councilwoman 
Mike GipsonCarson City Councilman 
Robert FagerChief of Hawthorne Police Dept
Robert LumanCommander of Long Beach Police Dept
Yvonne ArceneauxCompton City Councilwoman

Motor Cycle Clubs



Members of the Southern California Motorcycling Association (SCMA) were among the first to help grow the Peace Rides. From the first club to join the movement, Street Heat Ridaz, to Pastor Claude Powe of Called To Destiny who helped unite cruisers and street bikes, there are now over 130 motorcycle clubs who have participated in the Peace Rides and the vast majority of them hail from the SCMA.

The SCMA exists to provide challenging local and long distance motorcycling road events to the riding public. It provides its members with a community of hundreds of experienced riders that offer advice on roads, safety and equipment. The hallmarks of the SCMA are lasting friendships and irreplaceable memories of journeys, sites and relationships. Without question, United in Peace values its relationship with the SCMA.

2nd to None
4 Horseman
Absolute Rydaz
Ace of Sphades
All or Nuttin 
Amen Corner Motorcycle Ministry
As One MC
Assassin Riders
Bikers Against Child Abuse
Black sabboth 
Black Stallions
Boss Life Rydaz MC
Brothers Keepers
Brothers of the Sun
Buffalo Soldiers (Inland Empire)
Buffalo Soldiers (Los Angeles)
Called to Destiny
Certified Ryders
Chosen Few
Coast 2 Coast
Code IV
Compton Deuces
Dedicated ones 
Delta One
Dem Boyz 
Down to Ride
East Side Bikes

Enlightened Ministry
Envyd Ryderz
Fearless Bikerz
First Ladyz
Five First
Flawless Bikerz
Forever Rollin
Forever standing 
Frontline Warriors
Ghetto Fabulous
GQ Ridaz 
Great African Bikers Club
Great Pride 
GT Hobbies
Gzer Tribe
Harlem Blocks
Hogg Life
Hoggz Up
Hoodlums MC
Hooligans MC
Ice Cold Riders
Immortal Street Kings
Imperial Ryderz
Infinite Ryderz
Inland Empire Motorcycling Association (IEMA)
Kings of Cali
Knock it off social club 
LA Deuces
Ladies N motion
Lady Stallions

Los Angeles Choppers
Los Angeles Defiant Ones
MAD Dads
Magic wheels 
Mayhem Street Ryderz
MIH Rydaz
No Rules No Dues
Oklahoma City Retiree
Old School
On One (Inglewood)
On One (Los Angeles)
On One (National Chapter)
Pacific Savage
Precision Riders
Rare breed 
Rare gemz
Rare Pearls MC/SC
Real women 
Reckless Behavior
Red Line Bikerz
Rough Rider
Route 66
Rowl Dogg Ridaz
Royal Aces
Sanctified Riders
Sassy Soul Sisters
Sic Wit It Ridaz
Simple Divas & Dames

Sin City Deciples
Single Riders
Sofisticated ladies 
Solo Ryder
Squirrel Gang
Stats Rider
Steady Mobbin
Street Glide
Street Heat Ridaz
Strong Divas 
The Flaming Knights 
Top Dawgs Riders 
Top Notch (Los Angeles)
Top Notch Riders 
Touch of Mercy
Traffic Kingz
Underground Riders
Unique Women of Today
United Riders
Urban Empire 
Who Riderz
Wolf Pack Queens 
Woman II Woman
Zion Ridaz

Community & Clergy


Southern California Cease Fire Committee

The Southern California Cease Fire Committee was one of the very first community groups to support the United in Peace movement. Cease Fire has a mission to eliminate ALL violence – gang, domestic, racial, workplace, school bullying and any random act of violence. Cease Fire accomplishes this by providing resources and support for mediation of “Cease Fire Agreements”, improving quality of life by investing in the development of at-risk/proven-risk community members and neighborhoods as well as by incubating and assisting community organizations to promote civic engagement. Cease Fire was originally formed to continue the “Peace Protocol” provided by Stanley Tookie Williams.

“Real peace will conquer war.” —Stanley Tookie Williams


2nd Call
Advocates for Peace and Urban Unity
American Health and Education Clinic
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Beyond R Dreams
Bullard Foundation
Californians For Safety and Justice
Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Int.
Church of Scientology Inglewood
Detours Mentoring Group
Draysean 9 Violence Free
Eastside Riders BC
Enlightened Ministry
Fatherhood Project
First Call
Gang Talk
Gangsters 4 Christ
Girls N Gangs
Grant AME Church
Greater Zion Church
Happy House
HELPER Foundation
Helping Families
His Dwelling Place Ministries
Holy Tabernacle Christian Resource Center
Just M.A.D. – Mothers Against Drive-Bys
Justice 4 Murdered Children
Kalicoat Kids
Laurel St. Missionary Baptist Church of Watts
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Clergy Council
NAACP Compton
Nation of Islam, Mosque #54, Compton
Nation of Islam, Mosque #97, Inland Empire
Nation of Islam, Mosque #27 Los Angeles
Nation of Islam, Mosque #7, San Diego
No Limit Community Care
Pathways to Your Future
Phenomenal Angels
Positive Results Corporation
Project Cry No More
Project Peace Makers
Rap Ministries
Rocky Miller Foundation
Southern California Cease Fire Committee
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Los Angeles
Stop the Violence Increase the Peace Foundation
Sylvia Nunn’s Angels
The Joy of God Ministry
The Way to Happiness International
True Faith Christian Center
True Grace Baptist Church
United Hood Nation
Unity 1
Unity 2
Urban Issues
Venice 2000
Watts Gang Task Force
We Care Outreach Ministries
Wheelchair With a Purpose
World Literacy Crusade

Adela Barajas, LAURA
Andre “Low Down” Christian, Fatherhood Project
Ben “Taco” Owens, Detours Mentoring Group
Betty Day, Watts Gang Task Force
Bishop Edward R. Turner, LA Sheriff’s Clergy Council
Bishop Franklin J. Harris, Laurel St Missionary Baptist Church
Bishop Michael Ervin, Rainbow PUSH
Cornell Ward, Unity One
Cynthia “Sista Soulja” Mendenhall
Cynthia Nunn, Sylvia Nunn’s Angels
Danny Bakewell, The Bakewell Company
Donna Graham, Girls N Gangs
Dr. Anthony Sumad, Urban Issues
Eric Gipson, Wheelchair With a Purpose
Fred Shaw
“Freeway” Ricky Ross
Jamie Gregory, Rap Ministries
Kathy Bullard, Bullard Foundation
Kenneth Lombard
Kevin Orange, Advocates for Peace and Urban Unity
Khalid Shaw, Stop the Violence Increase the Peace
Lawanda Hawkins, Justice 4 Murdered Children
Marcus “Big Ship” Bell, Amer-I-Can
Melvyn Hayward, HELPER Foundation
Minister D’Joy Cagle
Minister Louis Farrakhan
Minister Tony Muhammad
Molly Bell
Pastor Claude Powe
Pastor Michael Fisher, Greater Zion Church
Pastor Mike Cummings, We Care Outreach
Paulette Simpson-Gipson, NAACP Compton
Rev. Alfreddie Johnson, True Faith Christian Center
Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray
Rev. Dr. Lewis E. Logan II
Rev. JJ Jones, True Grace Baptist Church
Rev. Mike Eagle, Grant AME Church
Rev. Ricky Pitts
Rev. William Smart, SCLC Los Angeles
Sharon Roby, Phenomenal Angels
Skipp Townsend, 2nd Call
Vicky D. Lindsey, Project Cry No More