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Star Parker: Nipsey Hussle and the opportunity zone dream

Staff WriterMay 18, 2019

A basic law in physics says energy cannot be created or destroyed. It only can be changed from one form to another.

The same rule, I think, applies to society.

There is a given amount of human energy. Is it going to be directed creatively? Or destructively?

We see both at play in the life and death of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Hussle was a born entrepreneur. According to a newspaper account, it’s what earned him his nickname.

He was polishing shoes at age 11 to earn money, then began his music, and then, he moved into investments.

And then, at age 33, he was gunned down in front of his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, on the site of a strip mall in South Los Angeles he and real estate developer David Gross had planned to develop through the new Opportunity Zone initiative.

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