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Bo Taylor, L.A. peacekeeper dies of cancer

Darren "Bo" Taylor was co-founder with USC Trojans coach Pete Carroll of A Better LA and ran Unity One. The Coach Pete Carroll website posts:

There are superheroes.

And then there’s Bo Taylor.

A man in a class all by himself, Darren “Bo” Taylor lived like he didn’t matter and everyone else did. Like the betterment of the community — your community — meant more to him than anything else. Like the transformation of young people’s lives was all the inspiration you needed to do good work.

Celeste Fremon blogs at Witness LA:

I just received word that gang intervention leader, radio host, peace maker, and all around heroic, kind and inspiring Los Angeles presence, Bo Taylor, died yesterday, Monday, of cancer. This is terrible news. Having Bo vanish on us so abruptly is a true loss for the city....

Look: there are all manner of gang intervention people working in LA. Most are well meaning. Some are very effective. Others, not so much. But Bo was the real deal.

Here's Unity One's site.


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