This is a special Street Soldiers Push for Peace Town Hall about rising gun violence in New York City, where shootings are hovering close to a 20-year high. The problem is so bad that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a disaster emergency on gun violence. Also, police reforms are underway and the NYPD is implementing new strategies to protect youth and give parents peace of mind.
Puerto Rico was already reeling from several natural disasters when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. There have been many hardships and challenges, but nothing can break the spirit of the Puerto Rican people.
In 2020, the pandemic canceled virtually all summer and fall music tours. But this summer, live performances are making a comeback. That is great news for hip-hop artists and fans.
DMX was a world-famous superstar. But one person knew him better than anyone else: Desiree Lindstrom. She is the mother of their 4-year-old son and was the love of his life for the last decade. She speaks out about their close relationship and how she is dealing with her painful personal loss. “He was my best friend, he was all I had, he was my everything, he was my world,” Lindstrom said. “I lived around him, so it has been very hard.” She opens up about her extraordinary relationship with one of hip-hop’s most creative and beloved stars.
Desiree Lindstrom and DMX have a 4-year-old son whose name is Exodus. She says she knew DMX better than anyone else. She speaks out about their close relationship and how she is dealing with her painful personal loss.
It’s been an emotionally challenging time for the hip-hop world, losing three major artists within a period of two weeks: DMX, Black Rob and Shock G. Each took their last breath within days of each other. Now fans are feeling the pain as the culture grapples with whether they were given enough credit, support, and reward for their creativity while they were alive.
This episode of Street Soldiers dives into the issue of female body image and how it relates to various fitness trends showcased by celebrities and fitness influencers.
Lisa Evers hosts a special episode of Street Soldiers: DMX Forever, honoring the life & legacy of the late Hip Hop legend. Featuring exclusive interviews with Ruff Ryders cofounder Darrin “Dee” Dean and DMX’s close friend and manager Craig Brodhead, who reveal insight into the star’s final days, and talk about the album he had just finished recording during the Pandemic. Also featuring tributes from HOT 97’s DJ Drewski, multi-platinum music producer Amadeus, and Billboard magazine Hip Hop editor Carl LaMarre.
George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police is already having an impact on how police department across the nation are training their officers, to ensure such an event never happens again.
Women in hip-hop are dominating the music charts like never before and setting new records. There seems to be no limit to their popularity, and they’re doing it all on their own terms, building on the foundations set by trailblazing pioneers.
Brooklyn Rapper Bobby Shmurda has come home after serving nearly seven years in prison, and he’s not the only hip-hop star to fall afoul of law enforcement. That is raising questions as to whether hip hop artists are being targeted, or are simply unable to leave the streets behind.
It may be hard to believe, but it’s been roughly a year since life as we knew it came to a screeching stop. Now we’re in an extended period of false starts, delays and phased-in reopenings, still uncertain about what’s coming next.
Roughly half a million people living in the nation’s largest public housing system have been through years of sub-standard conditions with little hope of repairs. Now, under the watchful eyes of a federal monitor and new leadership, NYCHA is trying to fix a broken system with new programs. Can residents dare to hope?
While we honor the trailblazing efforts of Black Americans in past decades during Black History Month, we also want to highlight the work of some leaders in our communities.
Scientists say they have created a vaccine that can save lives and help end the COVID-19 pandemic, but not everyone is in a rush to get it. FOX 5 NY’s STREET SOLDIERS hosted a virtual town hall with doctors and community leaders to bring you what you need to know and answer common questions about the vaccine.
It’s hard to do just about anything today without high-speed internet access, and children and families from under-resourced communities without good internet access are getting left behind in education, job opportunities and other important parts of life.