Till Freedom Launches ‘Boycott Black Homicide’ Marketing campaign

Within the wake of the homicide of rapper Younger Dolph in Memphis on Wednesday, prison justice reform group Till Freedom has launched a nationwide initiative known as Boycott Black Homicide.

In an Instagram submit saying the marketing campaign, the neighborhood group describes the initiative as “an aggressive nationwide marketing campaign, to considerably cut back gun violence in Black communities.” The submit goes on to quote nationwide statistics on gun violence, in addition to numbers particular to New York, the place the marketing campaign kicked off Saturday with a march.

The submit signifies {that a} spike in violent crimes has led the NYPD to arrest greater than 3,400 individuals on gun costs this yr. It goes on to say that the loss of life of three youngsters in New York simply final week makes the one week rely equal to the full variety of teenagers shot to loss of life in New York in all of 2019.

Throughout Saturday’s march, Till Freedom co-founder Mysonne Linen urged the individuals to take direct motion of their neighborhoods.

“It’s time for us to take again our neighborhood. and set up what gangsta is,” the rapper-turned-activist stated. “The gangtas are those that make you’re feeling protected in your neighborhood. Whenever you a gangsta, the previous women really feel comfy while you’re outdoors. They really feel protected while you’re outdoors. The suckas is those that capturing these youngsters. In the event you’re a OG, and also you’re standing watching these youngsters kill one another, you not a OG, you a sucka.”

As a part of the brand new initiative, Till Freedom additionally launched a seven-point pledge the place by followers and supporters can decide to actionable methods during which to interact within the Boycott.

“Ending Gun Violence goes to take a collective effort of Credible Messengers, Group, leaders, Youth, Former/Current Gang Members and everybody else keen to actively commit!!,” Linen wrote within the submit’s caption.