Shanquella Robinson Rally In Charlotte Calls For Justice In Ongoing Death Investigation

The late 25-year-old's parents have spoken with various news outlets about how they're coping with their tragic loss.

BYHayley Hynes

The tragic story of Shanquella Robinson's death shocked the internet last month. Over the weekend, countless people from the late student's hometown gathered at a rally to demand the justice they deserve.

As ABC News reports, Saturday (December 10) saw several Charlotte, North Carolina residents come together at Little Rock AME Zion Church. Friends of the family and local leaders both spoke on how the unexpected murder has shaken up their community.

"I'm going to be honest – this is tough," Mayor pro tem, Braxton Winston, said in his statements. "How many words of comfort can you bring to a situation like this? There's so much grief in our community."

Afterward, the politician went on to assure Shanquella's parents that they won't be forgotten by those around them as they await further answers from the FBI and Mexican authorities.

Mecklenburg County's at-large commissioner, Pat Cotham, additionally noted that Robinson's story "[is] just starting." They added, "She was just a young woman. I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Shanquella."

Aside from running her own businesses, the deceased spent much of her time focusing on her studies at Winston-Salem State University. A representative for the school says her "spirit lives on" there, even after her untimely murder.

Just a few weeks ago, the Robinson family came together to mourn their only child at a funeral service. Now, the community is uplifting them again in their time of need.

"There were thousands of people that didn't make it into the services a couple of weeks ago, so this is the opportunity to come and show their support for the Robinson family again and to love on them and basically let them know that we stand with them," Million Youth March of Charlotte founder, Mario Black, told press this past weekend.

"It's justice for Shanquella Robinson until justice is served," he chiefly declared.

Though the FBI and Mexican authorities revealed that an arrest warrant was issued in the case at the end of November, Salamondra Robinson has spoken with the media and says she remains without answers.

Read more about that here, and check back in with HNHH later for any updates on the investigation. RIP Shanquella.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.