Rappers Snoop Dogg & The Game Meet With L.A. Gangs In Effort To Stop Violence

Hip-hop artist the Game urged gang members from across Southern California on Sunday morning to converge on a South Los Angeles community center for a town-hall style meeting about curbing violence. 

The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, told the hundreds gathered for a town-hall style meeting at a South Los Angeles community center that he was pushing a positive message because one day, he hopes his daughter will be able to walk the streets “a little safer.”

He told the crowd:

“Your life should mean more to you. Your life should mean more to you than what you’re showing.”

Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad, who helped organize the event, said it’s time for the black community to come together.

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Good morning world. I hope everyone slept well….. Los Angeles, on behalf of myself @SnoopDogg, & the honorable @louisfarrakhan I want to extend the invitation to all CRIPS, BLOODS, ESE's & all other gang members, major figures & GANG LEADERS from every hood in our city as well as the surrounding cities to our meeting 11am this morning, July 17th at 8039 S. Vermont Ave Los Angeles, California 90044 to have the much needed conversation amongst ourselves about our influence on the youth in our respective neighborhoods & how we can serve as better role models to them & the brothers we stand beside daily…. Because the sad truth that no one wants to face is, before we can get OUR LIVES TO MATTER to anyone else… We have to show that OUR LIVES MATTER to US !!!! WE have been responsible for more of the KILLING of ourselves than anyone else by a long shot & the percentages in which BLACK on BLACK, BLACK on BROWN, BROWN on BLACK, BROWN on BROWN murders are so fucking high verses any other killing of us that it is disgusting & this needs to be addressed & laid to rest !!!!! Don't think we can't change it & better ourselves, lead by example & make our city a safer place for our children…. Because together, WE CAN !!!! I'm asking everyone who will attend: DO NOT bring any weapons or anything illegal. Do not come high or belligerent.. We don't need any HOT HEADS or anyone there for the wrong reasons or you will respectfully dealt with & REMOVED from the building… We will stand as we are, UNIFIED. I'm calling ALL GANGS, of ALL RACES, ALL GROWN MEN affiliated or not & WE WILL STAND UNIFIED SUNDAY !!!! Our numbers are all the weapons we need !!! We do not need to be dumb, retarded or uncivilized Sunday… ALL WE NEED IS EACH OTHER… I will not lead any of you into a trap !!!!! LET'S do the opposite of what we've been doing & show the world that we are MORE than the problem… Thank you – Game

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Justice Or Else: Thousands Gather for Million Man March 20th Anniversary

 
On a clear day in Washington D.C. thousands of people crowded around the National Mall on Saturday (Oct. 10)  to partake in the 20th Anniversay of the Million Man March. 

Before, the crowd was mostly made up of men but today there was a younger audience, filled with women and children as well. 

The March today was the themed as “Justice Or Else” focusing on Black and Native Americans, Latinos, women and so on. 

 
82, Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan gave a speech discussing police brutality, politics, domestic violence and abortion. 

“It is your body, you can do what you want with it.” But he added it would be tragic if a scientist or leader was aborted.

Farrakhan also talks black on black crimes and black should take accountability for situations as well.

The evil that is in our community produced by us cannot be overlooked as we challenge our government for justice. We cannot pass by the killings, abuse and rapes, robberies and crimes we commit on one another and focus on the government as though we have done what needs to be done in our own backyard.”

 

Snoop Dogg in attendance of the Million Man March. 10.10.15. Washington, DC

 
The mothers of Travon Martin, Oscar Grant, Sandra Bland, Michael and so many others came out the historic event today. 

Black children were signing their names on portraits of Martin Luther King, Farakhan, Travon Martin and more. 

Protesters for Black Lives Matter came, Farakhan calls them the next leaders of the Civil Rights movements. So many people came out wearing shirts, waving their flags and carrying signs supporting and standing for what they believed in.

A lot has been said for this amazing event not being televised. Thanks to live streaming from the internet and social media, lives and hearts have still been touched. 

 

Nation of Islam, Bryon C Muhammad (L) & other leaders of The Nation at the 20th Anniversary Million Man March

 
Read more and see more inspiring pictures of the Historic 20th Anniversary Million Man March