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Growing Violence in The Urban Black Communities

Updated: Mar 22, 2021


Obviously, homicide and domestic violence are on the rise in our urban black communities. Over the past several weeks there have been a growing number of senseless murders hitting our entertainment and sports industry that we have grown all too familiar with.

Less, than a month ago, Reality Star, Toya Wright's two brothers were gun down while sitting in their car in their hometown of New Orleans. Police have given no indication about who they think may have killed the two brothers or why, neighbors suspect a connection to drug may be the motive.

Angel Love the newest member of Basketball Wives L.A. who dates DeJuan Blair brother has become a victim of the senseless violence that goes on in New Orlean.

Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of the NBA star Dwyane Wade, was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children, another senseless act of violence. Chicago police have arrested two brothers in connection with her death, Both men are gang members who were on parole for gun convictions and both are being held without bond.

Grammy award-winning rapper and singer, T-Pain are amongst the latest entertainers who are grieving over the loss of a loved one over none other than a senseless act of violence. T-Pain niece Javona Glover, 23, was fatally stabbed to death at a Walgreens in Tallahassee, Florida, Tuesday morning (August 30). Police released surveillance footage with images moments after the fatal incident, but at this time, they have not apprehended any suspects.

Apparently, there's some type of growing trend of violent crime on the rise, without effective early intervention, domestic violence can escalate in severity and lead to death. When domestic violence results in homicide, it is often a reflection of the community's failure to recognize the severity and potential lethality of the problem, and to address its critical role in early intervention.

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