Trina spoke to almost 50 children in Cincinnati’s
troubled Over-The Rhine neighborhood, which was the scene of riots in April
of 2001, due to police brutality.
Trina appeared at the Over-The-Rhine Community
Center before a performance at Tequila’s Night Club. Her appearance is part of an effort
by the Peace Down The Way Coalition and WIZ 100.9 in an attempt to halt the
violence that is plaguing the community. The show was promoted by Cincinatti’s TC Entertainment.
"Sometimes it can be just that one person
who reaches out that can turn a child’s life around," Trina said. That
means a lot to me."
Trina said that she runs a charity, the Ronnie
Harris Foundation, for children with meningitis.
"My message to the kids is just to work
hard, stay in school and stay positive and focused," she continued. "I
want them to know that education is the most important thing no matter what
you do in life."
In related news, Trina appears on Rob Zombies
latest effort, "House of 1,000 Corpses." Trina recorded "Brickhouse
2003" with Zombie and Lionel Richie.