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Watch an Eritrean Priest Read Scripture in Tigrinya at Nipsey Hussle's Memorial in LA

Father Thomas Uwal reads scripture in Tigrinya, Nipsey Hussle's native language.

At a star studded memorial for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, father Thomas Uwal read scripture in Tigrinya and repeated Nelson Mandela's famous line:

"If people can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite"

Watch the rest of his sermon, and the whole memorial service above.


Hussle's father Dawit Asghedom also spoke, as did his mother Angelique Smith and the rapper Snoop Dogg among others. While the event had numerous performances, none was as heartfelt as Stevie Wonder's who said, "We are still living in a time where ego, anger, jealousy, is controlling our lives. It is so painful to know that we don't have enough people taking a position that say, 'Listen, we must have stronger gun laws.' It's unacceptable."

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#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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