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Conversations are still taking place regarding the mass shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio on Saturday (Aug. 3) and Sunday (Aug. 4). 

Rappers T.I. and Killer Mike joined the conversation by acknowledging U.S. Army member Glendon Oakley, who took various children to safety, and Walmart supervisor Gilbert Serna for sneaking customers out of exit doors.

“Oakley is the antithesis of the domestic terrorists who stalk our communities and our sacred space inciting fear and siphoning peace,” Killer Mike said in a statement.

“We should spare no expense in ensuring that he, and others like him, receive the support, praise, and protection that we would afford to any other national treasure. At the end of the day, no one, not even military personnel, should have to fight terror abroad and terror at home.”

“We want Glendon, Gilbert, and others who have taken heroic stances, to know that they are not alone,” T.I. added.

Tip also noted that there are other neighborhoods and communities that endure gun violence daily.

“Like the people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio they deserve our attention and support as well,” T.I. said.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.

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