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Lashawn Samuel has truly become a success story, despite the tough circumstances he was raised in. He’s a resident of the Franklinton area and says faith in God and his support system ensured his ability to focus on his education. It’s safe to say that Samuel didn’t grow up in the most secure neighborhood. He […]


  Republican Governor Mike DeWine believes Ohio should start requiring the entry of certain protection orders and arrest warrants for top-tier, violent crimes into background check systems that help notify law enforcement and gun sellers about potentially dangerous people. In a press conference today, Governor DeWine said too much information is missing from those state […]

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The country is filled with mix emotions after one of our own cities experience gun violence over the weekend. Dayton, Ohio and the US mourn the lives that were lost by the hands of a gunman Sunday morning. A candlelight vigil was held in Dayton’s Oregon District Sunday night that was filled with sorrow and […]


Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, announced Saturday that she is running for office in Miami. Fulton, who turned to activism after her son was shot dead by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman the in 2012, will be entering the race to join the 13-member board of Miami-Dade County commissioners according to the Miami Herald. Fulton said […]


A man who spent time in prison looks to avoid more of today’s youth for going down the same path. “We killing off each other and that has to stop,” says Thell Robinson founder of Halt Violence organization. Robinson started Halt Violence in efforts to stop the violence in the community. He also was like […]

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Just sad. According to 10TV, three teenage boys have been arrested for the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old girl in Cleveland on Friday.   Two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year-old have arrest warrants for the death of the girl, Saniyah Nicholson, as a bullet struck her durng their own gunfire exchange. Nicholson was sitting in […]

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The weekend of June 10th was a violent one in Columbus with several shooting around town.  None of the incidents around town were fatal but many were injured and treated at area hospitals. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! June 11th 7:37am One person was reported shot on the 300 block Avondale Avenue on the West side […]

The power of forgiveness among African-Americans in the midst of devastating tragedy is a remarkable testament to faith. I was struck by the way Robert Godwin’s children seemed so at ease as they spoke softly about forgiving Steve Stephens for senselessly killing their father last week on a Cleveland sidewalk and then callously uploading the […]

In her new book, 'Shot,' photographer Kathy Shorr tells the stories of gun violence survivors through a collection of moving photographs.


A Cook County judge has ruled that Antonio Brown is not guilty of gun charges stemming the fatal shooting of his son, Amari, 7, in 2015.

The accused shooter faces a life sentence. He’s expected to argue self-defense.