Nykea Aldridge

August 2016 was Chicago’s deadliest month in nearly two decades, leaving the city’s streets riddled with shell casings and bloodshed from mostly African-American bodies.  According to the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics, an astonishing 474 people were victims of homicide in 2016. In August alone, there were 92 deaths, a number slightly lower than July 1993 […]

Nykea Aldridge, the cousin of NBA star and Chicago native Dwyane Wade, was shot and killed by crossfire Friday afternoon in Chicago. According to reports Aldridge, 32, was shot in the head and arm. She was not the intended target. Aldridge was shot while pushing a stroller. The child was not harmed. Aldridge is Wade’s first cousin. Wade, […]