Another star dimmed. Another bright light, extinguished. Former NBA player, Andre Emmett, was was shot and killed in Old East Dallas early last Monday morning. His homicide almost mirrors that of slain rapper, Nipsey Hussle. You know the M.O.: Struggled growing up. Made it. Stayed in the hood. Slayed in the hood.
It seems almost inevitable that jealousy, rage, hate, pity and other cousins of these vile feelings will no doubt claim the life of a neighborhood superstar; those who want to stay and do good for, by and in their same old neighborhoods. But is that possible? Can you stay in your same "hood" once you reach a certain status and expect to be treated with the same equalness that you did when you were a nobody? Hussle and Emmett are not the only two. There are countless others who tried to have the same friends, the same home, hang about in the same areas. Unfortunately, it cost them and their families the ultimate price: their lives.
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