Chicago Youth Organization Criticized for Photos of Founder Cutting Teen’s Locs

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The founder of a charity collaborating with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and the NFL is at the center of a controversy after an image surfaced of her cutting off the dreadlocks of two Black teenagers.

The two tweets from the Chicago-based organization called the Crushers Club were posted in October 2016. The tweets resurfaced after a Twitter user found them and expressed that the tweets were racist. The original photos and tweets from the Crushers Club account have since been deleted.

“Today, the NFL’s #InspireChange “social justice” group is funding [and] visiting a non-profit that wants to cut off the [locs] of Chicago Black youth for ‘a better life,’” the tweet posted by Twitter user Resist Programming read.

The posts resurfaced after the club received $200,000 from artists Meek Mill and Rapsody on behalf of the Inspire Change Initiative run by the NFL and Roc Nation that seeks…

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