The young Dolph was a glimmer of hope for children living in one of the most disadvantaged, under-resourced areas of Memphis.
The children watching him cry, the community is still in shock and his loss is similar to that of Muhammad Ali, residents and community leaders told The Sun in exclusive interviews.
“Our kids are literally in tears. Their hero is gone,” said Jonathan Torres, CEO of a nonprofit organization. Memphis sports set, speak.
The Memphis Sports Department worked with Young Dolph to deliver turkeys to families “otherwise there wouldn’t be a holiday,” Torres said.
Before Young Dolph was a household name in the Hip Hop world, he sold tapes from the trunk of his car and in corner shops in the Castalia neighborhood of Memphis, 7th grade geography teacher Michael Bates of he told The Sun.
“This is a tough neighborhood, and for the kids, he’s their Muhammad Ali. That’s his impact,” Bates said.
“I just want people to understand that someone has taken away the image of people who want to do better,” Bates told The Sun.
“As a society, if we remove those images, what are we left with? The world has lost a national symbol, but for teachers we have lost a beloved student.”
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