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Makeda’s Cookies, Place Where Young Dolph Was Killed, Seeks Public Aid



Makeda’s Cookies in Memphis, where Young Dolph was gunned down, has opened a Go-Fund-Me. Proceeds will be utilized to remain in business.

Slain rapper Young Dolph left a lasting legacy in Memphis | CTV News

Makeda’s Cookies still stands and holds a memorial for late rapper, Young Dolph. Photo CTV News.

Makeda’s opened the Go-Fund-Me shortly before Young Dolph was gunned down. He was a regular that was trying to save the business by spreading awareness. He would enter the bakery every day to bring awareness to the Go-Fund-Me. On November 17, Young Dolph was ordering some cookies for his mother there when he was gunned down and killed.

“In the aftermath, the store that was just repaired after burglaries will now have to begin again. Young Dolph was helping them attract more customers by frequently visiting and posting to help increase revenue. Unfortunately, this black owned business is now being forced to repair once more while hurting. They will also be unable to pay their staff or replace their revenue that this main store generates. The staff will also need security as there has been an additional shooting that occurred on the following day steps away their bakery. They will also need grief counseling to process witnessing the murder of someone they considered family.  Due to the nature of this tragedy their insurance claim was denied.

Continue the fight for Makeda’s

It would be a shame for Young Dolph’s fight to have been for nothing. At the time of writing, 993 people have donated $33,000. The goal is $150,000. Let us all come together as a community to help this small local business that Young Dolph had believed in.

Written by Justin Acosta


Justin Acosta lives in Barstow, California. He recently graduated from University of California Davis and is excited to have a job and prove himself. He has a speech impediment, but he is not going to let that slow him down.

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