Voice Of The Urbane


July 18, 2013

Don’t Kill My Chance

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Written by: A.J. Linton
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Dreams, Visions and Nightmares seem to run rapidly through the minds of young children today. They are taught reaction instead of action. We must now instill in our peers and younger audiences that you can solve situations without using violence. I pose a question, should they even believe that this is a world filled with hope or should they fall victim to societal issues going on in our communities? We must come to realization that falling victim will create more problems than it will help in our communities. We do better by exposing ourselves and children to better. If we don’t care who will?

Mark has dreams of becoming an icon in R &B music. As a young African American male in Chicago, violence does not have the right to rob him of his chance. He has the passion of wanting to inspire, encourage and motivate children everywhere to reach for their goals.

Don’t Kill His Chance of making a difference.






Created by A.J. Linton and Powered by Ashley ‘Snow’ Harris and LaToya ‘Toi Talese’ Cross, the Don’t Kill My Chance Campaign visually emphasizes the pains of the city as it relates to senseless violence and the loss of youth. Our hope with this movement is to direct and focus the social lens on the endurance of life and allowing children an equal opportunity and chance to grow up and live the life of their dreams and desires.

Join us in our movement to raise peace and opportunity. Hear No Evil. See No Evil.

Thank You:

Karl Ray Photography

Quincy Shields, MindTik Studios

107.5 WGCI

Anthony Reese, Videographer

Gerald Washington, Harris Park – Chicago Park District

Patrick Saingbey-Woodtor, Africa International House

Hair & MUA Personnel

Don’t Kill My Chance participants and supporters!


About the Author

A.J. Linton
A.J. Linton, a media consultant and creative director is dedicated to her vision of creating opportunities. A.J. provides creative service in arts, entertainment and media. She is the creator of Young, Black & Successful Under 30, the Creating Opportunities Workshop and serves as Creative Director for Young Mogul Nation. Contact: aj.linton228@gmail.com


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