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How to Ask for her Hand in Marriage if it’s the Right Time

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Today we want to share insightful tips on how to ask for her hand in marriage if it’s the right time. Asking your girlfriend to marry you is the next step in your relationship. You want to tie the knot, and you have to be confident about this decision. When you’re already thinking about it, it’s a sign that you want to spend forever with her. You also can’t imagine your life without her by your side. While it’s good that you consider your feelings, you should also think the same way about her. You might be ready, but she’s not. Timing is crucial in deciding to pop the question.

There should be talk about marriage

If you didn’t reach the point where you talk about getting married, you shouldn’t do it. You imagine a life with her, but she doesn’t. You have to be on the same page before you ask the question. She might still be thinking about building your relationship and getting to know each other deeper. If you decide to take the next step when she’s not ready, it could be terrible for your relationship. You’re destroying something that is yet to bloom. Once you start talking about the future, it’s a good sign. It means that she’s ready to move forward.

The number of years doesn’t indicate anything

Just because you’ve been together for a long time doesn’t mean you’re ready to take the next step. Some couples who decide to tie the knot after being in a relationship for many years still get a divorce. Years don’t indicate anything. It’s how you spend time with each other and how deep your relationship is. While it helps that you’ve been in a relationship for a while now, it shouldn’t be the only factor to consider before asking the question.

Look at her career trajectory

If you decide to marry her, it will change your life, but it will do the same to her. You will build a family together. She might be unable to fulfill her career goals if you decide to have a child. If she’s not yet ready to give up what she has now, you should respect it. She enjoys her career, and she deserves it. You might also be on the same path right now. Take your time to celebrate the peak of your career before getting married. Once you have a family, a work-life balance might be challenging.

Buy the perfect ring when you’re ready

Take your time to think about this difficult decision. Once you’re confident that your girlfriend is the right person, the next step is to buy the perfect ring. You can consider purchasing an oval diamond engagement ring that you can find here. If it matches her personality, you have to get it. Show her that you know her well, and you found the perfect ring that will look great on her.

Once she says yes, it calls for a celebration. Don’t rush planning the wedding details. There’s always an opportunity to think about them later. For now, you have to enjoy what you have.

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EMERGING TEEN ARTIST CMAGIC5 UNWRAPS DEBUT ALBUM “READY TO RUN” WITH A POWERHOUSE NEW SINGLE “LOVE ME IF YOU CAN “

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Teen talent, professionally known as Cmagic5, is a Canadian singer/songwriter and musician from Toronto.  With 2020 being torpedoed by the virus, this 2020 high school graduate has spent her lockdown honing her craft and is set to release her much-awaited debut Album “Ready To run” and the timing could not have been better, May 05, which is also her birthday. With every new single written, composed and co-produced, Cmagic5’s delivery is accompanied by a unique story, spicy colors, enhanced visualizations and memorable graphics. Her passion for making others smile and feel good is the motivation behind her music. Cmagic5 shares her musical journey and artistic opportunity to douse listeners with positivity, encouraging them to discover their own distinctive innate strength.   

The very first track, “You got a problem”, exuberates power and confidence as the overall mood of the song with simple lyrics and a contagious dance beat. This music takes the singer out of her soulful realm and delivers a pop overtone. The next track “Ready to Run”, full of vivacious energy, and melodious and delicately mysterious timbre, adds gravity to the powerful lyrics. Cmagic5 emphasizes the power of music to heal the world through her next piece “Rising up”, with a powerful message which couldn’t have been released at a better time. Bold and adventurous to explore varied musical landscapes, Cmagic5 takes us on a journey in her next track which transitions onto a pop/orchestral/rock vibe “Outta My Head” that launch you into a swing of emotions. This blissfully takes us into the next track “Just Wanna”, a welcoming spring-summer pop anthem. Musically, which exhibits a uniqueness with a buzzing freshness of summer through its catchy, modern pop melody built on a powerful Afrobeat. The next piece “You don’t know” effortlessly brings us fresh R&B vibes infused with jazzy, melodious chords and encapsulating vocals for a feel-good end of summer track progressing into a fall mood, symbolic of an emotional transition to self-worth and realization.

Cmagic5In contrast to the previous singles, “You Don’t Know” is driven by sultry R&B vibes with an effortless delivery of riffs and runs. We are in love with the honesty and rawness of emotions and adore the next piece which is a new, fresh, and catchy track “LEGO” which is an “ode to yourself”. The tropical synth beats and hints of spicy salsa flavor bring the song to life. It’s playful, sassy vocals, perfectly match the Latin cues captured musically and create a captivating effect. Overall, this ear worm single with it’ solo trumpet chorus as the centerpiece adds a spellbinding ingredient and leave your ear buds dancing. Cmagic5 intensifies the album with the next track “The One” which begins with establishing a nostalgic atmosphere through stratospheric waves and a deep modern synth bass, followed by a haunting deal breaker arpeggio that further develops the moody ambiance. The contemporary synth line and feature of electric guitar unexpectedly leads up to an upbeat, catchy chorus that urges you to sing along. Cmagic5’s concluding track “Love me if you can” sets the tone and wraps up the album, merging a catchy tune with an eerie stratospheric soundscape and strong beat, that sets the tone for an empowering and infectious dance track. Stay tuned  for a music video soon to follow which will definitely be a cherry on top.

Each and every song in this album is reflective of the four seasons which we can all relate with and feel inspired by as we go through the ups and downs in our own lives. Being a lover of many genres of music, each song has its own creative journey and conveys a different story exploring diverse song writing styles and sub-genres. In the words of Cmagic5, “I hope my music is something people can easily identify and relate with and also enjoy at a personal level, especially during these unprecedented times.”

You can listen to Cmagic5’s song via below Spotify link

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See Blake Shelton Get Candid About How His Love Story With Gwen Stefani Began on The Voice

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Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton’s Relationship Timeline

Blake Shelton is typically a quip machine, but he was surprisingly earnest as he recently reflected on falling in love with Gwen Stefani.

During the “Road to Lives—10th Anniversary Edition” special of The Voice, which aired on Monday, May 3, the country singer admitted that meeting the No Doubt leader is the best part of having hosted the NBC competition series for the past decade.

“People ask me all the time, ‘What’s the greatest thing that has happened for you since you’ve been on The Voice?'” he recalled. “That’s a no-brainer, right? I met my fiancée here. It’s hard to resist Gwen Stefani. You know, here’s this iconic rock star coming to be a coach on The Voice in a black minivan. That was cool to me.”

Blake continued, “I love it when she’s here. She brings a very complicated element of competition, for me in particular. But I love that. I love the challenge. Just knowing that she’s there, and she has my back, is pretty cool.”

He went on to admit that the pairing would have seemed unlikely to him when he was much younger, even though it’s now quite real, given that they announced their engagement on Oct. 27 after five years of dating.

“If you would have told me back in 1996 that Gwen Stefani was gonna be my girlfriend, I would have laughed you out of the room,” Blake said. “You know what I’m saying? I would have thought you were crazy. Saying it right now, I almost bust out laughing. That’s how ridiculous it is.”

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Katie Holmes, 42, Rocks Gorgeous Dresses On The Set Of ‘Watergate Girl’ In NYC — See Pics

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Katie Holmes had multiple outfit changes while filming her new movie, ‘Watergate Girl,’ in New York City on May 3. See the retro dresses!

Katie Holmes, 42, stunned in not one but two dresses while filming Watergate Girl in New York City on Monday, May 3. Katie is producing and starring in the movie based on the 2020 memoir The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President, which was written by lawyer Jill-Wine Banks, who served as a Watergate prosecutor in the early ’70s. To channel the style of the era, Katie began her work day in a retro outfit: a long dress with a Peter Pan collar covered in 70’s-esque mustard and black stripes. She completed the ensemble with bunched-up crew socks and loafers (well, Katie had on a plaid face mask on too, but we’re presuming that won’t be making it into the movie).

Katie HolmesKatie Holmes transforms into a high-powered ’70s lawyer on the set of Watergate Girl on May 3, 2021. [SplashNews]Later that Monday, Katie swapped her striped dress for another throwback look: a long-sleeved dress featuring a pink floral pattern that flowed into a black skirt, which was cinched at the waist with a black belt adorned with gold medallions. It was a look we could imagine someone could wear to Woodstock, which happened just a few years before the Watergate scandal. The other details in Katie’s outfit, however, were a far cry from the groovy era of the infamous music festival: she also wore a paisley print face mask with Uggs.

Katie HolmesKatie Holmes wears dress two of the day while filming in NYC on May 3, 2021. [SplashNews]Katie’s new movie isn’t simply about the Watergate scandal.

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D-Black

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D-Black da Ghana Bwouy (born Desmond Kwesi Blackmore) is a Ghanaian rapper and entrepreneur who serves as the United Nations’ celebrity ambassador in Ghana. He shot onto the scene in 2008 with a groundbreaking collaborative effort with partner Kewku T, entitled Target Practice. Their singles “Move” and “Breathe” earned them a place among Ghana’s rap elite. D-Black turned solo in 2010 with Music, Love and Life. He won Hip-Hop Song of the Year at the Ghana Music Awards 2011 for the album’s single “Get on the Dance Floor,” allowing his English language raps to step across continents.

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‘Teen Mom OG’: Catelynn & Tyler Baltierra Reveal Why They Feel ‘Inferior’ To Carly’s Parents

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April 27, 2021 8:49PM EDT

Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra say they feel ‘anxiety’ when dealing with daughter Carly’s adoptive parents, as they fear the couple could take away access to the girl.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra were just young high school sweethearts when the made the heartbreaking decision to give up their daughter for adoption, as seen in a 2009 episode of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant. Now the pair are married 29-year-olds with a family of their own. But they still fear that Brandon and Teresa Davis, who adopted Catelynn and Tyler’s daughter named Carly, could restrict access to their first born child. Tyler says that they have to constantly live with that “anxiety.”

“I feel like whatever happens, I have to kind of, like, filter through Brandon and Teresa first,” Tyler explained to hosts Dr. Drew Pinsky and Nessa Diab about his relationship with Carly during a sneak peek of the Apr. 27 Teen Mom OG season nine reunion. “I don’t trust what I’m gonna say sometimes. It’s just very difficult to navigate and feel close in a relationship when you have to second guess your approach and delivery all the time. It’s anxiety.”

Tyler feels it is the “responsibility” of Brandon and Teresa to make him and Catelynn, “feel comfortable and feel safe.” He added, “Me and Catelynn have talked about it many times, we’re almost 30 now and we still feel, like, this inferior position.” Cate was quick to add, “In the snap of a finger, they could take (our access to her) away.”

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Britney Spears Plans to “Address the Court Directly” in Next Conservatorship Hearing

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Britney Spears Can End Controversial Conservatorship?

Britney Spears is ready to speak her piece in a court of law.

On Tuesday, April 27, E! News was present for a virtual court hearing in which Britney’s attorney, Sam Ingham, said the pop star would like the judge to set a status hearing in order for her to “address the court directly.” Ingham didn’t specify what matters Britney will address, but asked the date be set on an “expedited basis.”

Following his request, the judge set a status hearing for June 23. At this time, it’s unclear if the status hearing will be open to the public. 

Additionally, Sam stated there have been “last minute developments” involving Britney, but did not divulge the nature of those changes.

Regarding her conservatorship, Jamie Spears’ attorney, Vivian Thoreen, said he plans to sign the order officially appointing Bessemer Trust as co-conservator of the estate imminently.

This latest development in the conservatorship battle comes after Britney attended a wedding as boyfriend Sam Asghari’s plus-one. Sam shared photos of the fun night out on Sunday, April 25, captioning the Instagram post, “About last night #vaccinated #thankyouscience.”

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A source close to Britney told E! News the 39-year-old mother of two was “very excited” to attend the wedding. As the insider put it, she’s been “eager to get out and do stuff.”

According to the insider, Britney was previously unable to participate in outings of this sort because of the coronavirus pandemic and “restrictions” set by her father.

As for how Britney got permission to attend, the source explained, “Her mom [Lynne Spears] has been helping her try to change her situation and to have more freedom to do the things she wants to do.

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8 Red Flags of Fentanyl Addiction and What You Can Do About Them

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Today we want to share 8 red flags of Fentanyl addiction and what you can do about them. Fentanyl is an opioid pain reliever used to manage acute and chronic pain from surgery and cancer treatment. It can also help patients who have been prescribed high doses of morphine or oxycodone yet are still experiencing pain. However, some patients develop tolerance to fentanyl and take more than what is initially prescribed.

Those who take fentanyl often become addicted to the feelings of intense euphoria and sense of relaxation that the drug gives. Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more than heroin, so the relief and pleasure that the user experiences is much more heightened.  The desire to maintain this euphoric state contributes to fentanyl abuse.

Just like other opioid pain relievers, fentanyl can be abused and later develop into substance use disorder. Fentanyl is fast becoming the most common drug-related overdose death in the United States. In fact, the number grew from 14.3 percent in 2010 to 59 percent in 2017. However, there is always hope. If you ever find yourself wanting to take more fentanyl than prescribed, or are concerned about someone abusing their prescription, you can consider contacting a rehab facility. There are numerous treatment facilities you can choose from. If you happen to be on the West Coast, you may want to look at several Arizona drug rehab facilities there.

Before you even take that step, here are some telltale signs of fentanyl abuse.

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Red Flags of Fentanyl Addiction

Fentanyl has almost an immediate effect compared to other painkillers, which is probably why it is a popular drug to abuse. Moreover, those who want to amplify the feeling of euphoria would mix fentanyl with other drugs, making it more dangerous. This is why it is important to watch out for signs or symptoms of possible fentanyl addiction. Here are some of them:

  1. Having a desire to stop or cut down on using fentanyl but being unable to do so
  2. Craving fentanyl
  3. Spending a lot of time, money, and effort to get more fentanyl
  4. Ignoring family and work obligations
  5. Isolating yourself or withdrawing from social participation and activities with friends and family
  6. Risking your safety and that of others in acquiring the drug
  7. Continued use of the drug despite experiencing psychological and physical side effects
  8. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when fentanyl use is stopped or lessened

Effects of Fentanyl Abuse

Red Flags of Fentanyl Addiction

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Fentanyl successfully blocks pain receptors in the brain and increases the production of dopamine, a chemical that induces happiness. This gives patients a high similar to one achieved using heroin. However, regular fentanyl abuse has physical and psychological effects including:

  •   Constant headaches
  •   Dizziness and fainting
  •   Trouble breathing
  •   Irregular heartbeat
  •   Nausea
  •   Anxiety
  •   Confusion
  •   Hallucinations and paranoia
  •   Mood swings
  •   Sleeping all day
  •   Experiencing weight gain

Over time, constant abuse could lead to more serious medical conditions such as:

  •   Depression
  •   Respiratory depression
  •   Hypertension
  •   Bronchitis
  •   Coma
  •   Overdose

Treating Overdose

Since fentanyl is a fast-acting drug and provides an intense high, it’s easy to develop an addiction to it. The scary part is taking a higher dose of fentanyl can send you to a hospital’s emergency room because of an overdose. The good news is it can be reversed by administering naloxone. Naloxone works by blocking opioid drugs and requires multiple doses to take effect. After the last dose, you need to be monitored for a couple of hours to make sure your breathing does not slow or stop. Moreover, an overdose can still have other long-term effects on your health or worsen chronic disease.

Addiction Treatment

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If you experience one or more of the addiction symptoms and want to quit taking fentanyl, it is important to seek professional help as you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop. These symptoms vary depending on factors like level of use and substance form. You may experience being irritable, chills or sweating, and restlessness.

Withdrawal symptoms are normal but can also be painful to go through alone. In case you are experiencing more challenges to overcome your dependence on fentanyl, you can seek help from various treatment facilities. The treatment process is similar to treating other opioid addictions. It includes taking medication and going through behavioral therapies. The medications to take are buprenorphine and methadone. They bind the opioid receptors in the brain the same way fentanyl does but reduces the cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

While medications are being administered, it’s important to attend behavioral therapies. They can help overcome the substance abuse disorder by modifying your attitude and behavior toward drug use. They also help equip you with healthy life skills and teach you how to use medication responsibly.

If you are prescribed fentanyl as part of your pain management, you can watch out for the indications of abuse mentioned above and seek professional help if you feel like you are leaning towards that path. You have to remember that you have several treatment options available at any time.

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Kash Hovey — Actor, Producer, and Host of “On Air with Ka$h”

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Kash Hovey is an award-winning actor, producer, and podcast host. He is best known for producing and starring in Plastic Daydream, in which he shared the screen with Shari Belafonte. Plastic Daydream was an official selection at LA Femme International Film Festival and went on to win four awards at Film Fest LA Live including Best Short Film, Best Actress, Best Writer, and Best Director. Kash can also be seen in Another Blackout, Rebound, Powerhorse, John Fogerty: Mystic Highway, Unusual Suspects, and Edge of Incursion. In 2021, Kash launched his own talk show “On Air with Ka$h” on YouTube where he interviews celebrities about their upcoming film and TV. So far he’s had on such guest as Jesse Kove (Cobra Kai), Swen Temmel (After), Gabrielle Stone (Eat, Pray #FML),” Will Champlin (The Voice), Jackie Moore (Westworld), Samantha Bailey (Just Add Magic, 1 Night in San Diego) and Eugenia Kuzmina (Bad Moms, The Gentlemen.) As a way to give back, Kash mentors and support underserved youth groups working closely with BTCF, Boys & Girls Club & Free2Luv. We caught up to Kash to discuss his work, his new show, and more.

What makes you excited about getting to know [diving in deep with] your guests?

I really connect with artists, and I get inspired being around creative people. Every guest is unique and interesting in their own way. I had my friend Gabrielle Stone on the show recently and she’d written a book titled “Eat, Pray #FML.” I had read her book at the beginning of the Pandemic and her story had really connected with where I was at that moment in time. There were so many parallels that we shared at different moments in our life that were unavoidable to notice. Before the interview, I told her that I had wanted to address certain topics like loss, grief, growing up fast and really go deep in this particular interview. Her response was “Totally an open book. 🙂 Go for whatever questions move you!” I had wanted to have this discussion with her ever since finishing her book, and I felt like our conversation was therapeutic for me — and I was very moved when people sent me DM’s or posted about how moved they were by our discussion.

What sort of research/prep to you do to prepare for you interviews?

Kash HoveyBefore I interview someone, it’s vital for me to know their work. I watch their shows and movies, listen to their music, and read their books. I watch and read past interviews and articles of theirs. It’s very important for me to have an angle to connect with them on. I want them to know that I am grateful that they’ve given me their time and that I am interested in them, their journey, and their story.

What do you like to do to make it fun for your guests?

When I prepare for an interview, I like to look for something that I have in common with a guest or discover something that I find interesting about them and bring it up in the conversation. I had Kiefer O’Reilly on the show, who plays Logan in the Disney+ series “Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.” We both played hockey and watched the original “Mighty Ducks” film growing up, so that led to a fun conversation. 

Who are some of your all-time favorite interviews? 

The Jesse Kove interview was one of the first I did and I still get people reaching out about how much they enjoyed it. I had watched his film “D-Day” and his character quotes both of my grandfathers who were World War 2 veterans. I really enjoyed talking with Jesse about his role on “Cobra Kai” and his experience on set. We both studied martial arts and grew up in the industry so I felt the connection in that interview was apparent to the audience.

I also just interviewed Shari Belafonte, which was very special for me since we have known each other for years and worked together on “Plastic Daydream.” She is someone who’s always pushed and encouraged me. I could talk to her for hours and learn so much about life, activism and the industry. 

Samantha Bailey is another actress who I have a lot of respect for and had the opportunity to interview about her new film “1 Night in San Diego.” One of my best friends Ron Robinson from “Undateable John.” He has a daughter named Soleil who loves Samantha’s show, “Just Add Magic.” During the interview it came up in the conversation and Samantha gave Soleil a shout-out. Ron said that Soleil watched it 10 times after it aired.

What is your work uniform like these days? 

I’ve become a T-shirt and sweatpants guy the past year. If it’s a special occasion I’ll wear jeans and occasionally throw on a jacket. 

What about your weekend uniform? 

Pajamas when I’m inside the house or outside floating around in the pool wearing swim trunks.

How does your morning routine go?

I get up around 5:00 am, journal, go for a morning run, workout, have my coffee, then check my phone and see what the day has in store for me.

Playlist for your workout? 

I mix it up. Some of my current Spotify Playlists are Today’s Top Hits. I love The Weekend, Panic! At the Disco, Sabrina Carpenter, Love Ghost — and of course there are days when I need my 80s rock anthems when I workout.

Favorite TV discovery this year? 

“Ginny and Georgia.”

Do you feel a special connection when your guest is a fellow actor? 

Absolutely. I recently interviewed my friend Swen Temmel whose career really took off in the past few years with the Netflix feature film “After,” among many others. It was really inspiring to talk with him about where we were 10 years ago when we were both starting out, hanging in Malibu and talking about films that moved us. Then fast forward all these years later and we acknowledge where we are both now. I find that when I’m talking to another actor I respect, we tend to have so many shared experiences in our backstories. Whether it was making films with our parents’ video cameras growing up, or our first time on a movie set. It’s the journey we take that captures the essence of our stories.

Chicago Teen Charged In Death Of 7-Year-Old Girl

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An 18-year-old Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams, who was slain on April 18 as her father visited a McDonald’s drive-thru.

Marion Lewis was charged Saturday (April 24) with murder, among 16 other charges, including aggravated assault, unlawful restraint and robbery, Chicago Police Department Supt. David Brown said at a news conference, according to NBC 5 Chicago. The child’s 29-year-old father was shot in the torso and hospitalized in serious condition.

Lewis’ came after police shot and wounded Lewis Thursday (April 22) during a wild chase on a Chicago expressway, and followed an attempted carjacking, authorities said.

RELATED: Chicago Girl, 7, Shot And Killed In McDonald’s Drive-Thru

Just announced: Marion Lewis, 18, charged with shooting and killing a 7-year-old girl at a McDonald’s drive-thru.

Murder, 3x attempt murder, carjacking, 6x discharge of firearm, 3x gun possession, 3x unlawful restraint, agg assault. Bond court Sunday. pic.twitter.com/0JpjFXxtCq

— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) April 24, 2021

“You can run but you can’t hide. We are going to bring you to justice for this crime. The Adams family deserves nothing less,” Brown said as a warning to others who may be involved in the incident.

The shooting sent shockwaves throughout the city after the ongoing pandemic presented a pause in shootings and other crimes. 

At the time of the shooting, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a tweet that she was “heartbroken and angered.” She also called it “unthinkable act of violence” that “has no place here.”

Meanwhile, Jaslyn’s family mourned the loss of a life cut short before it began. 

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