Deacon Don Dy-Dy (Dy-Shawn Simpkins) SR. who will be spoke about his campaign with Al Sharpton
Fighting Tragedy with Love Not Hate and his release of "Spiritual Ammo" TONIGHT
Dy-Shawn Simpkins Jr. died in a triple shooting in East Orange. The senseless murders interrupted the promising lives of Simpkins, Jr. - with his athletic career at Norfolk State University; and Griffin-a student-athlete at Temple University where he played football after attending Saint Peter's Prep.
"It was a wrong place at the wrong time situation. He was an awesome kid. He was my mini-me! He had an edge of ruggedness but I kept him out of trouble for the most part. And when he told me he wanted to go pro, I made sure he went to a Catholic prep school with a notable sports program. He had a four-year scholarship by the time he graduated. He was a starting freshman, sky was the limit for him and that's what hurts so much. He had so much potential to be successful, he would light up the room with his natural charm and he was a looker. And you know, I was honest with my son, I was honest with everything I did so he wouldn't have to do those things, so he very well knew my history. But, like I said, it was a wrong place, wrong time situation that took him from us."