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“I feel like your calling comes at the least expected times. You don’t think nothing is going to happen,” Quavo said.
“I need to step up to the plate and hit a home run. I have to do something about it, so it won’t happen to the masses — especially in our culture. I don’t want this to happen to the next person. I want to knock down these percentages.”
Joined by Takeoff’s mother, Titania Davenport, Quavo, whose real name is Quavious Keyate Marshall, met with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris after the panel, who gave the rapper and his sister props for taking a stand.
Jackson, also a victim of gun violence, commended the Atlanta native for sitting down with Congress for change, adding that Quavo’s voice could make a difference. “His voice and commitment around community violence intervention could provide more resources for those who are most at risk,” Jackson said.
“With gun violence, in order to change it, we have to change the behavior just as aggressively as we focus on safety and ownership and access.”
“…But we can’t change behavior if our communities don’t have the resources they need, and our youth is being overlooked and forgotten.”
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Source: Black Enterprise