Game and Snoop Dogg have been spectacular in the wake of the police-involved shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The two held a summit with police and peacefully protested on the front lines with others in Los Angeles.
Now, in an attempt to curb all violence, the two came together to put an end to gang rivalries in their home state. Billed "Time to Unite: United Hoods + Gangs Nation," the effort was organized by the two West Coast rap headliners and went down yesterday (July 17) in a South L.A. community center.
Snoop and Game hosted a town hall-style meeting for the Crips, Bloods and other gang members to discuss ways they can make their community safer.
“I want to extend the invitation to all […] GANG LEADERS from every hood in our city as well as the surrounding cities […] to have the much needed conversation amongst ourselves about our influence on the youth in our respective neighborhoods & how we can serve as better role models to them & the brothers we stand beside daily,” Game wrote on Instagram. “Because the sad truth that no one wants to face is, before we can get OUR LIVES TO MATTER to anyone else... We have to show that OUR LIVES MATTER to US !!!! WE have been responsible for more of the KILLING of ourselves than anyone else by a long shot & the percentages in which BLACK on BLACK, BLACK on BROWN, BROWN on BLACK, BROWN on BROWN murders are so f**king high verses any other killing of us that it is disgusting & this needs to be addressed & laid to rest !!!!!”
As previously mentioned, their most recent initiative follows their peace rally – Operation H.U.N.T. – that took place earlier this month. That summit included a press conference with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck in an effort to discuss public safety and a better way to address relationships between minorities and law enforcement.
Check out Game’s Instagram post about "Time to Unite: United Hoods + Gangs Nation" here.
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