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Mia Jaye, Young Dolph’s Widow, Connects With NAACP to Solve Violence in Memphis

“I’m so determined to make sure that in Adolph’s name that some change is made,” Jaye says.

“Memphis has broken my heart twice,” Mia Jaye, the girlfriend of the late Young Dolph, recently shared with Fox 13 Memphis after speaking out on the violence currently consuming her hometown in Memphis.

The incident, which claimed the rapper’s life, has given way to an ongoing life-or-death environment for others still on those Memphis streets. During a conversation at a town hall meeting hosted by the Memphis Chapter of the NAACP, Jaye, and the organization's president Van Turner, joined forces to combat the issue and find a solution to the problem.

“Death is permanent, we can’t take that back,” she added while speaking to the news outlet. “That one action has torn out the hearts of many when that should be something that should eat away at your conscience to know that you have literally broken the hearts of mothers, grandmothers, sisters, brothers, children, fiancés, the whole family.”

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Jaye also lost her brother to gun violence, with his death inspiring the crime prevention organization Black Men Deserve to Grow Old to arise in his name. “I’m robotic in a sense to where I’m so determined to make sure that in Adolph’s name and his honor that some change is made,” she continued when asked how she is coping with Dolph’s passing.

Van Turner, NAACP president, also added that escalating crime rates in the area have been a serious issue for those residing in Memphis.

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“[There’s] crime everywhere you go, you can’t escape it, you can’t run from this problem,” he said. “We have to invest the dollars in the people like we invest in the buildings and the infrastructure. It does no good to build beautiful buildings to have the city be as beautiful as it can be, but the people are deteriorating.”

Jaye echoed Dolph’s frequent statements made on record, concluding that investing in the community is a healthy way to stave off the effects of violence in their community.

“I feel like he would definitely want people to continue to go get the money, go provide for your family, still pick up the pieces, and push through the hurt,” Jaye said.

In related Dolph news, his tribute album, Long Live Dolph, is currently available on all streaming platforms.

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