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Nipsey-Hussle

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside his L.A. store on Sunday, March 31. He is survived by his two minor children and longtime girlfriend Lauren London. Assuming Hussle died without an estate plan, all his assets would pass to his children in equal shares since he was not married at the time of his death.…

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Armani Martin’s film Deus Ex Machina is timely. As the title suggests, the film is about Black oppression. It’s a portrayal of “a seemingly hopeless situation.” It’s much like the recent fatal shootings of three Black men in a four-day period: Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge on July 5, 2016; Philando Castile, 32, in Minneapolis on July 6, 2016; and Alva Brazile, 38, in Houston on…

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Tyshawn Lee

Chicago police claim that Tyshawn Lee, 9, was executed because of actions by his father, Pierre Stokes. According to the Chicago Tribune, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that Tyshawn was specifically targeted by gangsters in retaliation for an incident that involved Stokes. While walking to his grandmother’s home after school, Lee was approached by gang members…

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Recently, 18-year-old Tevin Lee was charged for the shooting of 11-year-old Shamiyah Adams, the young girl killed by a stray bullet at a friend’s slumber party just a few weeks ago. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, shortly after Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy made this announcement, a few teens in the city went in a bit on…

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Chicago continues to be plagued by senseless violence. During this past weekend, more than 40 people were shot and at least four others were killed according to the Chicago Tribune. On Saturday night, an 11-year-old girl, Shaniya Adams, was killed while she made s’mores during a sleepover with friends. Apparently, someone fired a gun shortly after 9…

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