Back to Back: My Stance on Generosity
By Mr. Joe Walker

I’m so honored hip-hop star HighTyde invited me back to host his Project Cypher charity concert event.

I was there at The Warehouse in Battle Creek, MI last year hosting Project Cypher 2; it raised donations for Carter Buffum, a child stricken with Mitochondrial Disease.

This year’s Project Cypher 3 sponsored by The EDGE 104.9FM, will benefit 3-year-old Jaxon House who suffers from Dihydrolipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency.

The picture above is of HighTyde and I standing back-to-back on stage during Cypher 2. He was making an announcement to the audience, and I would repeat what he’d said.

What I like about this shot is you can’t see our faces. You can barely make us out at all, distinguishing one from the other. This image represents how I feel about charity.

Generosity doesn’t require facial recognition. Ethnicity and origin are also irrelevant. What matters is caring enough to help those in need, in any way you can.

What’s best is when your actions encourage others to do the same. They’ll stand behind you and repeat your acts of generosity. In turn, someone will stand behind them, keeping the circle intact.

Humanity is a huge cypher. It’s poetic just how connected we are.

We don’t have to be seen, recognized or identified to make a positive impact on one another. | Photo by Cathe Gee