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Nipsey Hussle was shot to death on March 31 outside of his clothing store.

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Nipsey Hussle was shot to death on March 31 outside of his clothing store.

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

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Nipsey Hussle shot to death

Respected community leader and rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot to death on March 31, 2019.

Hussle was shot outside of his store, Marathon Clothing, in Crenshaw. A suspect, Eric Holder, was arrested and charged with murder two days after Hussle’s death.

Hussle was an esteemed activist who had just launched his “Too Big to Fail” initiative in 2018. It included a STEM Center and workspace for youth in Crenshaw.

Hussle was also known for employing homeless or struggling residents of his old neighborhood to work at his various stores and enterprises. The rapper was scheduled to meet with the LAPD on April 1 to discuss gang violence in South Los Angeles.

A free memorial service is scheduled for April 11 at the Staples Center for California residents.

Hussle is survived by his life partner, actress Lauren London, and his two children.

Fifth-grader dead after a schoolyard fight

The parents of a South Carolina child are searching for answers after their daughter died just days after a fight at her school.

Raniya Wright died on March 27 after she allegedly hit her head on a bookshelf. According to her mother, Ashley Wright, Raniya Wright had told her mother that she was being bullied.

Raniya Wright’s school, Forest Hills Elementary School, in Walterboro, South Carolina has been slow to provide the family with answers regarding the incident that allegedly led to the fifth-graders’ death.

A prosecutor handling the case, Duffie Stone, said it could take investigators weeks to test Raniya Wright’s tissue and other samples taken from her.

Felicity Huffman and 12 other parents plead guilty

Felicity Huffman, 12 other wealthy parents, and one coach, have pled guilty to bribery and other forms of fraud, federal prosecutors announced on Monday.

The “Desperate Housewives” star was accused of paying $15,000 to alter one of her daughter’s SAT scores.

In a statement, Huffman claimed that her daughter had no knowledge of the cheating.

“My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty,” Huffman said.

Prosecutors will be requesting for jail time for everyone involved in Operation Varsity Blues. The defendants are facing between six to 21 months in prison if convicted or if they plead guilty.

There is no word yet on whether or not actress Lori Loughlin will plead guilty or proceed to trial.

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