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Black Lives Matter: Nipsey Hussle Uniquely Protests Police Brutality


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(AllHipHop NewsNipsey Hussle and his team are working to celebrate Black History month. On behalf of The Marathon Clothing, the lyrically-adept business-man is helping to cultivate a poignant protest. Its Black Lives Matter Collection boasts six “limited-edition” t-shirts that are a somber reflection of America’s plague of police violence.

Yesterday (Feb. 17), in an Instagram post, the “Don’t Take Days Off” wordsmith announced that this endeavor is “non-profit.” Against a black background, the word Crenshaw is divided and stacked. Candid black-and-white photos of the snatched souls of people like Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, and Sandra Bland are used to voice a silent cry for equality. 

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To help encourage the public an economical price point has been established. The emerging entrepreneur wrote, “To bring awareness towards the racial injustices against the black community we present our Black Lives Matter collection, six shirts dedicated to the fallen lives of our black men, woman, and children.”

To show your support and purchase a t-shirt click here.

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  • RichFromBX

    If you’re black male in Crenshaw, you have a way higher possibility of being killed by another black male than by police. I get the whole “well, police are suppose to protect us” bit but facts are facts…

    if there’s no respect for life from within don’t expect someone from the outside to have respect. You got them dudes like the ones who killed Tyshawn Lee running around the streets and you wonder why cops are trigger happy? Spend the time and energy in to ridding the hood of those savages and then you can expect to see a change until then…well…

    (and yes, anyone that would kill a 9yr old is a savage, they’re not human)

    • Q.

      “if there’s no respect for life from within don’t expect someone from the outside to have respect.”

      You said that as if police weren’t killing Black men prior to the existence of gangs, as if lynchings never occurred to upstanding Black people, outside of urban America. Police killings aren’t new!

      • RazaBladeKing

        Talk to em. As if anything we do in the black community would magically make the U.S. system give up its 400 year tradition of killin us for no reason

      • RichFromBX

        So you don’t think the rate at which black males are killing each other is a bigger problem than police?

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        police the bigger problem shithead – because police cud stop it if they were ordered to , and given what they needed

      • RazaBladeKing

        No, I don’t think it’s a “bigger” problem. I think they’re both problems, but I think they’re mutually exclusive – one has no effect on the other. But I’d like to think the protection force we pay for via taxes should be held to a higher standard than mindless thugs, so I’d say systemic/police murders are a bigger problem. Add in the fact that those police murders outnumber gang murders by nearly a factor of 3 to 1 in the last 5 years, and that bigger problem is even bigger.

      • RichFromBX

        we’re not talking about 50-100yrs ago, we’re talking today but way to distract from the more pressing issue.

        In today’s world, if you’re a young black male you’re more likely to be killed by a black male than by police…that’s the fact as it exists in today’s world.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        same for any race shithead

      • jazzoh

        I really wanted to fully respond in detail but my comment was erased. It is said that black people don’t value themselves and that is the reason the issue is present for racists and people who blindly follow (some who mean well) to spew. The irony in the opinion or position is: Saying BLM seeks to place value on black lives. History is extremely important as we. as a whole were made to believe we were nothing. Do you think some of us just woke up one day and decided we aren’t shit collectively? If there is any contrary positions taken to any person saying stop killing our men,women and children that is whether done out of ignorance or as part of an agenda seeking to devalue us thereby continuing the violence you’re speaking of it is wrong. We are the only group that people expect to swiftly address an issue with many root causes and that is most definitely rooted in history. So much more I could say but I’ll leave it there. It sounds extremely valid when it’s said if you choose to ignore the elephant in the room.

      • RichFromBX

        I feel you (and thank you for an intelligent response) but, I think there comes a point where you have to decide to break the cycle. History puts us on the path but we make the decision to stay on it or not.

        we don’t celebrate enough of the good history. We’ve chosen to keep to much attention on the negative aspects and while we shouldn’t ignore those things like they never happened we just don’t need them to define who we are today.

        There are too many open doors for ignorant, racist cops to come through and cause damage…those doors need to start getting closed and most of them need to be closed from the inside. That was my only point.

      • jazzoh

        I agree. I just don’t like hearing that argument because it leaves us out there on a limb seeking some explanation for what plagues us. Racist people and others want to convince us as a whole that we aren’t shit and are inherently evil and violent. Boosie said his race is the worst race(self hate that prob made him think nothing of killing a member of it). A lot more feel this and never verbalize it in that way. When you don’t seek out a root cause or dismiss it and are seeking to fix a symptom of it,your head will spin trying to figure out how to address it. I am frustrated often at the fact that we can’t shake off our history and become close to perfection. We need to do better but think about a woman molested,raped and demeaned all her life who ends up murdering someone, a lot of people would say it is almost a given that she would do this and if she’s not black or brown she might not even be held responsible. It would be said she is mentally ill etc. Not being honest about the impact racism and subpar existence has had on us leads many without critical thinking skills to believe we are just foul and shouldn’t even ask that we not be killed or show any pride in ourselves at all. More tricknowledge. Believe me though I understand where you are coming from.

      • Q.

        50-100 years ago? No, we’re talking about today–the most pressing issue of today is SYSTEMATIC WHITE SUPREMACY, the same issue that’s been plaguing the planet for the past 400+ years. We cure disease by addressing the root cause, not the symptom. Police murder upon Black and brown people is not predicated on Black people killing each other, and it never has been. The auto-cyclical conditions of poverty/crime/violence which exist in Black communities today are byproducts of institutional racism. Let’s not put the buggy before the horse.

      • RichFromBX

        you know what, have it…focusing only on that has yielded such success already that I can see why you wouldn’t change now…

      • Q.

        No, that’s the problem–we haven’t focused on the real issues at all; Black folks have been spending their energy over the past 50 years trying to appease and assimilate with white America, rather than being honest and cooperatively confronting the oppressive conditions we’ve been subjected to since this country’s inception. Chasing the illusion of racial acceptance is the very reason our communities are still suffering today.

      • RichFromBX

        People suffer because of the choices they make. How is it that from the Bronx to Compton you have people who grow up in the same impoverished conditions but some become lawyers, doctors and successful business owners and other end up drug dealing, dead gang bangers?

        To allow “it’s white people fault” to be a continuous excuse for failure is what’s causing damage – maybe you’re broke today because you decided not to go to school and instead made the decision to chill on the corner flipping enough smoke to put a little money in your pocket to hit the clubs on the weekend. Now you’re 45 with no job because when you were younger you decided jobs and school were for suckers…but yeah, that’s white people’s fault.

      • Q.

        The over-generalizations you make about the conditions that people of color live through smack of right-wing nutjob rhetoric. The initial post was about police violence, brutality and unlawful killings towards Black people. You meandered into some made-up ghetto fantasy totally irrelevant to the issue at hand. Stay on topic.
        History and sociology show that violent crime and poverty go hand in hand. Morality and money having nothing to do with each other. When people are deprived of food they’re going to figure out a way to eat. Expecting people to suffer through hardship humbly and quietly for decades, without the byproduct of social dysfunction is unrealistic. The poverty-crime-violence paradigm can be found in any country on Earth where people live in generational economic depravity. We’re talking about the cause and effects of institutional racism. A higher education doesn’t guarantee equality or “success” in a racist system. The impoverished conditions in urban Black communities are the result of decades of economic, educational, and judicial discrimination. All of the history has been studied and documented ten times over by numerous scholars. To regurgitate the same weak, superficial argument that police violence against people of color is predicated on people of color’s violence within their own communities is a copout that’s either dishonest or willfully ignorant of history. How can you describe a picture by staring at one pixel?
        Black communities suffer due to systematic economic depravity, lack of access, and continual stress upon family health. Each of those three are broad umbrellas which have a myriad of sub-topics which have been analyzed at depth. One or two successes among an embattled people doesn’t excuse white supremacy. Where is your scrutiny of racist and crooked cops who abuse people of color? Where is your cry for police accountability and justice? Why is that white supremacists consistently try to excuse a wrong with another wrong? Explain.

      • RichFromBX

        again, have it and enjoy the continued success that’s come from the ‘no solutions’ mindset…

      • Q.

        No, we got solutions. Where are yours?

      • Savimbi

        Nazi germany officers are still brought up to trial until today, what is your point?

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      black crime is legal to talk about – white’s child molesting culture that they Prove to you in their sites are heinous lifestyle acts that’s not legal to talk about , because their kind in law making , made laws to protect their culture , by making it illegal to look at their child porn sites – disallowing out of the conversation Millions of white on white babys crimes that happen daily

      • RichFromBX

        sing a new song or get help…again, you are way too obsessed with child molesting

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        look at you – when responded to , you can only prove you a shithead , with nothing to say but jibbrish

      • RichFromBX

        you got a big mouth for a bitch who hides behind a keyboard…must suck to get you’re ass whipped on the daily in real life and need the internet for an outlet to appear tough. But, I suppose if you’ve been fvcked like a bitch you’re whole life it’s impossible to not be an actual bitch.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        when responded to , you type jibbish , proving yo mom raise shitheads

  • STEPH

    Dope

  • Dogg Pound

    If u really want to do something promote the power of vote to the young brothers and sisters.Free Larry hoover

  • Super_Hero

    If you rep a gang that kills more black men then cops, you shouldn’t be allowed to say blacklivesmatter.

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      you cant say nothing about others if your white and say nothing about the millions of white’s child porn posted right now

      • Super_Hero

        not white and not a hypocrite. this guy is why the movement isn’t taken more seriously. How you going to tell cops to stop killing black men when his crew will do it in a heart beat.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        explain how much more serious can “the movement” be taken – but first let me explain this – no one is telling the cops to stop killing black men , we’re telling the prosecuters to stop letting them get away with it (when caught) , just like any black would’nt

      • Super_Hero

        stop standing with gangbangers. gangbangers hate cops not because they kill blacks but because they don’t want to go to jail for committing black on black crime. Nipsey still rapping about gangs and killings. that is why the movement is not taken seriously.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        wrong again dummy – nipsey got nothing to do with “the movement” – just like your worthless race got nothing to do with nothing

    • RazaBladeKing

      If you looked up the stats (especially from the last three years), I know you’d be surprised on who does more killing, and you’d revise that thought. The police have killed more US citizens than the Bloods, Crips, MS-13 and the Hell’s Angels combined

      • Super_Hero

        bull. that is something all those gangbanger want you to believe. mystery loves company. those demons want you on their side.

      • RazaBladeKing

        So basically, you refused to look up the actual numbers (the police’s numbers, by the way; gangs don’t keep track), are stuck in your programmed mindset, and I should fall back in line despite actually lookin up the numbers and knowin what I’m talkin about. Ok then.

      • 1,000 or 2,000 tops killed by police?

  • Q.

    Can’t knock the hustle.

  • Papi Peligro

    If this ninja wasn’t rapping he’d still be selling these at Barber shop, along with incense, mixtapes, dvd’s. THAT NINJA HUSTLER.

  • Zodiak Killa

    All these outta towners commenting,lemme break something down.I’m from L.A.Im a convicted felon and gangbanger IN REAL LIFE!! In My opinion the intentions behind the Shirt are good intentions to bring light to the violence perpetuated against us by Law Enforcement. It is not o.k.We have had enough. Now on another note, Nipseys music and attitude dictate he is still a supporter of Black on Black murders. As well as His hood just killed a young brotha for wearing Red Converse at the Smoke shop on Florence. That should be addressed as well. But in that case,the gang rivalrys out here are deeply rooted and I think there will always be angry young brothas out to KILL someone over jealousy, females, and just being faded with a Gun. Homies from my Turf kill black men for sport and afternoon kicks. That is a problem that needs to be addressed as well. Good luck Nipsey.