"What I hope happens is that people now work for peace," says Jamarhl Crawford, an anti-violence activist who also raps as Uno the Prophet. "With that said, what I believe will happen is that people will just party and bullshit, drink some Henny, go to the gravestone, and get weeded. I don't know when we're going to collectively grow the fuck up and come together and have a real conversation, but I do know that we have an opportunity right now to build something that can really save some of these kids out here."

That's one thing he and Diggs agree on: "We need more men involved," says Diggs, "and we need to stop meeting this way at funerals."

Chris Faraone can be reached at cfaraone@phx.com. Follow him on Twitter: @fara1.

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