Tatyana Ali

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As I heard the news about Derrion Albert, the 16-year-old young scholar who was murdered, my heart wept. It wept because he was murdered by a group of high schoolers-his peers, a senseless death. While countless others stood by and watched, another young life was wasted. So I have to ask myself what’s going on? […]

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Members of President Obama’s cabinet were here in Chicago yesterday to address the teen violence in the city as a reaction to the brutal death of Derrion Albert. Before I get into what they did and didn’t cover, as a Chicagoan, who was the victim of the violence in this city at the tender age 7-years-old, I […]

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Over the last two years I’ve spent a lot of time thinking or talking or writing about the role of young people in the age of Obama. Eager to change our country- that’s the mark of today’s youth, right?  Incidences like what happened to Derrion Albert almost make me question if I’m just projecting what […]

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The line had slowly come to a halt.  Stretching around the inside of the church were hundreds of people, who had come to this holy place of worship to pay their respects to the life of a sixteen-year-old young man.  Outside on the street corner, on this cold, crisp autumn day in Chicago, were a […]

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**UPDATE** I just spoke with Derrion’s grandfather and they have set up a fund to help cover the very costly funeral expenses.  PLEASE give whatever you can.  No amount is too small.  Via Paypal (Send Money) email: derrionjalbert@yahoo.com Via Mail: Derrion Albert Memorial Fund10126 S. Aberdeen StreetChicago, IL 60643 —————— After the incredible show of […]

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***UPDATE*** Global Grind would like to thank Bow Wow for his generous donation to the Derrion Albert Memorial Fund. It’s not too late for you to contribute; no amount is too small.   If you would like to support please click here http://bit.ly/2YrCQH

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***UPDATE*** Global Grind would like to thank Bow Wow for his generous donation to the Derrion Albert Memorial Fund. It’s not too late for you to contribute; no amount is too small.   If you would like to support please click here http://bit.ly/2YrCQH

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Family, friends and members of the community in Chicago gathered for a vigil to Derrion Albert who was beaten to death late last week during a school melee.                                      

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In the same city, the same windy city, where young Barry Obama walked through the streets to organize a community…the same city where Walter needed a Refrigerator to win a Super Bowl…the same city that in ‘68 made students run for their lives…the same city that needed Common Sense to understand the Twisted rhymes of […]