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Chicago Violence Brings NBA Star Derrick Rose To Tears At Adidas Shoe Launch

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Derrick Rose Breaks Down Over Chicago Gang Violence At Adidas Shoe Launch

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NBA star Derrick Rose was overcome with emotion during his Adidas shoe launch when asked to tell his fans how they have inspired him. Rose paused for several seconds before answering the question, wiping his eyes and nose. “It’s truly a blessing, man. With all of this stuff that’s going on in this city, a kid from Englewood got something positive going on. That makes me feel so good, man. This shoe is great, all this is great. But this, I can’t explain this…I can’t.  I went through so much. To have like true fans, that means a lot to me. And I know it means a lot to my family, because we ain’t supposed to be here …at all. But God made a way. This is truly unreal,” he said in between tearful pauses.

The star has a lot to be grateful for, the war zone in Chicago has primarily stemmed from his Englewood community. Eighteen-year-old rapper Jo-Jo was killed in Englewood just weeks ago. Lil Jojo was gunned down last week as he rode on a bicycle with a friend at 69th Street and Princeton Avenue in the South Side of Chicago’ss impoverished Englewood neighborhood. Investigators have been looking into whether a war of words in the Chicago hip-hop community was linked to the slaying. A taunting tweet by rapper Chief Keef drew the interest of law enforcement. Label reps for Chief Keef subsequently released statements saying the rapper’s Twitter account was hacked. The account was also shut down immediately following the tweet.

A bit of  a scuffle occurred at the rapper’s funeral on Friday, as a crowd of young men eager to take a last look at Lil JoJo’s body lunged toward his casket, nearly knocking it to the floor and pushing family members out of the way. The commotion drew outrage from relatives of the slain 18-year-old and several hundred other mourners, including a person who picked up a microphone and yelled, “Y’all being disrespectful!”

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7 Comment

  1. Lord have mercy.

  2. what's happening to our young males?

  3. My God help us!

  4. What is your thoughts and your opinion?

    The death of the African American in America, not trusted irresponsible and extremely violent.

    This is just the beginning, and that is the most unfortunate situation specially in African American communities. We have finally cause problems that the rest of the American community will not deal with. The African American community is on their own. The crime rate in all major cities is exclusively caused by African Americans. Statistics indicate that the average African American male and female under the age of 40 is either unemployed on welfare or in jail. We are killing each other stealing from each other wholesale. The white and Hispanic community is no longer willing to trust and higher African Americans for any type of opportunity's that or anything else that may be available. We as a people are no longer trusted and unable to blame anyone but ourselves for our own stupidity and ignorance.
    African Americans did not take advantage of the opportunities that were.
    available, these opportunities are being taken by immigrants willing to work to make a better life for themselves.

    A message to the African American community when we had the opportunity we did not take advantage of it, so now we will have to hope that the new immigrants are willing to deal with the few African Americans that are willing to take advantage of the opportunities that may be available.

    I said it before, and I say it again, you didn't want to work for the white man , and now you have to hope that the new immigrant business community is willing to let you work for them.

    ["DAMN": we have become losers in our own country.]

    A message to all [PARENTS].

    The Bronx is infested with stupidity ignorance and Violence. This is so unfortunate the Bronx used to be a beautiful place to live , it had its moments over the years , but never as violent as it is now. A message to all you parents it's Saturday night. Take a look at your gangster and thug Children. By Sunday morning one of your children will not come home again , Unfortunately he or she will be Amongst an unnecessary statistic of street death And street violence.

    Again parents are you listening cry for your children's while there a live because once their dead from street violence your tears will be in vain.

  5. Lil Jojo was one of the best rappers in Chicago R.I.P.He didn't know any better because he must have thought that dissing someone would get noticed and get you a shot in the rap carrer.

  6. feeling great with feeling great with This is just the beginning, and that is the most unfortunate situation specially in African American communities. We have finally cause problems that the rest of the American community will not deal with. The African American community is on their own. The crime rate in all major cities is exclusively caused by African Americans. Statistics indicate that the average African American male and female under the age of 40 is either unemployed on welfare or in jail. We are killing each other stealing from each other wholesale. The white and Hispanic community is no longer willing to trust and higher African Americans for any type of opportunity's that or anything else that may be availabl…e. We as a people are no longer trusted and unable to blame anyone but ourselves for our own stupidity and ignorance.
    African Americans did not take advantage of the opportunities that were.
    available, these opportunities are being taken by immigrants willing to work to make a better life for themselves.

    A message to the African American community when we had the opportunity we did not take advantage of it, so now we will have to hope that the new immigrants are willing to deal with the few African Americans that are willing to take advantage of the opportunities that may be available.

    I said it before, and I say it again, you didn't want to work for the white man , and now you have to hope that the new immigrant business community is willing to let you work for them.

    ["DAMN": we have become losers in our own country.]

    A message to all [PARENTS].

    The Bronx is infested with stupidity ignorance and Violence. This is so unfortunate the Bronx used to be a beautiful place to live , it had its moments over the years , but never as violent as it is now. A message to all you parents it's Saturday night. Take a look at your gangster and thug Children. By Sunday morning one of your children will not come home again , Unfortunately he or she will be Amongst an unnecessary statistic of street death And street violence.

    Again parents are you listening cry for your children's while there a live because once their dead from street violence your tears will be in vain.See More.

  7. If you want to give up, at your age, so be it! However, don't encourage others to give up too. Hope is eternal. Cowardice is contagious…don't spread it. Where there is bad, there is also good…Derrick Rose, for example. While things do look insane with all the killing, we still have to set a good example, and hope THAT catches on.

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