Founded in 2012, the Tayshana Chicken Murphy Foundation is a community grassroots organization created in honor of Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy and all young people who have lost their lives to senseless gun violence.
This foundation was formed in honor and loving memory of Tayshana Dejenea “Chicken” Murphy. Tayshana was a high school basketball star and basketball playground legend. Early on the morning of September 11, 2011 Tayshana met her physical demise by two executioners. Taylonn Murphy Sr. created this foundation to serve at risk teens likely to be victims of gun violence. Family and friends from various areas of New York City have helped the foundation create youth empowerment programs and support other organizations that have similar initiatives designed to uplift and educate our young people in underserved and underprivileged communities.