Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Must Read Article of the Day Posted by Alex Snider

Oh man, this is an incredibly heartbreaking: The story of Tayshana Murphy, Chicken to all who knew her, basketball superstar, ranked the nation's 16th best point-guard in her class on the ESPN website, murdered on September 11th this year during run-in between rival project gangs. She wrote poetry and danced and wanted to play in the NBA and she was just 18 years old. 

Grantland's Jonathan Abrams' piece on Chicken is so beautiful and poignant as he delves into the struggle for reconciliation that the community must go through knowing that the boys who shot her didn't ever stand a chance. What an incredible tragedy.

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