From street shootings to massacres all across our nation, one thing is clear: current gun violence prevention measures are not working. Now the question is, what really needs to change?
In the episode of Street Soldiers, LISA EVERS, host and executive producer, hosts a panel discussion about mental health challenges that Americans are facing and how to break through stigmas and have honest conversations.
In this episode of Street Soldiers, Lisa Evers tours parts of Rikers Island, New York City’s notorious jail complex, with Correction Commissioner Louis Molina. Then Evers discusses the problems with the city’s jail system with this episode’s panel.
Some of the biggest stars in the music industry are making headlines because of the battles they’re waging trying to get control of their music and get paid what they deserve. Others are fending off claims the creations actually belong to someone else. With music streaming a booming, multi-billion dollar business, there’s clearly a lot on the line.
The recent murders of two drill rap artists with ties to the street are putting the spotlight on inflammatory diss songs streamed on social media, and a debate is heating up as to whether the music is to blame or being made a scapegoat for bigger problems.
The murder of Memphis rapper Young Dolph in November 2021 shocked his city and the hip-hop community. The killing was even more difficult to understand because Dolph was loved by so many for his genuine commitment to his community. Ultimately, that love helped authorities capture his accused killers.
With hunger a growing problem in our country, some leaders say food insecurity and access to healthy food choices should be a priority. Should food be considered a civil right? Some say yes.
Many New Yorkers are concerned about rising crime rates and deteriorating quality of life conditions. Now, the question is if the city’s new Mayor can make a change for the better.
Travis Scott is one of the world’s most famous hip-hop superstars as well as a beloved figure in his hometown of Houston. He has resisted being typecast and has earned millions of fans around the world with his hypnotic rhythms and galvanizing high-energy performances. But somehow his annual Astroworld music festival turned deadly on Nov. 5, 2021, at NRG Park in Houston. How could it all go so wrong?
Fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid, is flooding New York City and the nation, leading to a major increase in overdose deaths. Street Soldiers is takes a look at the epidemic.
Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel, imprisoned for allegedly committing a murder a decade ago, speaks exclusively with FOX 5 NY’s Lisa Evers about prison, his mental health, and his legal saga.
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.