Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Respect Continues To Kill!

I'm sure when Ashley "A.J" Jewell signed on to be shown on the Bravo reality show "Real Housewives of Atlanta" as cast member Kandi Burruss' then fiance, he probably didn't realize that it would forever change his life making everything that he'd done in the past and future would become fair game for the media.

While on camera Jewell appeared to be a pretty low key young man who supported his fiance. He became a source of conversation because he had fathered 6 kids by many different women. What is now old news is that Jewell lost his life senselessly in what the Atlanta Journal Constitution is calling a fight that escalated because of "a respect issue" with an employee of a local strip club that Jewell apparently had a business interest. The sad part about this story is that "respect" continues to kill black men senselessly. Jewell's family will lay him to rest later this week, and wonder what may have been if someone had just turned the other cheek.

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