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100 Days Starved for Justice: The Dannielle Brown Hunger Strike

Dannielle Brown appeared on my screen surrounded by a blue sky. Outlining her figure over Zoom was a picture from the window seat of an airplane. She took it on her way to North Carolina when she recently visited her son's resting place. She said, “I feel close to him up there in the clouds.”    It has been 100 days since Dannielle has eaten. Her hunger strike began on July 4th, 2020 when she set up camp on the historic Freedom Corner in the Hill District. Her son, Marquis Jaylen “J.B.” Brown, died from injuries sustained in a fall from the 16th floor of Brottier Hall on the Duquesne University campus in 2018. This mother is demanding action to...

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