Gun Violence

On Monday, the city launched The Violence Prevention Hotline, a 24 hours hotline staffed with dozens of trauma-informed "resource navigators" who will be on call to respond to residents impacted or concerned about issues of gun violence.

Violence prevention is a tricky topic, with some leaders focusing more on zero-tolerance policies and criminalizing young people. Other strategies suggest a more holistic approach.  

Atlanta's Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks about experiencing gun violence, gun laws, and the trauma that follows.

Rickey Smiley shares that over the holiday weekend, his daughter Aaryn was shot in Houston.

Seeing how close his mother had come to losing her life forced Alonso to focus on how money could be a tool to provide for him and his loved ones.

The holidays were just here and we saw so many celebrities with their friends and family.

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 […]