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Our Founder/President Joined Host Kojo Nnamdi and Guest to talk about Experiencing Gun Violence

Our Founder/President Joined Host Kojo Nnamdi and Guest to talk about Summer Programming for Kids

Our Founder Joins Education Advocates and Students on WAMU 88.5 Kojo Nnamdi Show

In Plain Sight: The Slow and Steady Massacre Killing the Future of Black and Brown Youth

Our Founder/President was invited by Princeton Theological Seminary to submit an article on gun violence. Read her thoughts here:


Our Founder/President Spent the Day with Reporter Joanne Kenen from Politico

EAST OF THE ANACOSTIA - We spend a lot of time talking about mental illness as a cause of gun violence ... and not enough looking at mental health after gun violence. Or in a neighborhood where gun violence is pervasive. Our editor Joanne Kenen met a remarkable woman, Ryane Nickens - who lost her brother, pregnant sister, and uncle to DC's gun violence - and is trying to do something about it. 

Joanne spent a day with Nickens in a tough Southeast neighborhood called Washington Highlands. "When a community has suffered generational violence, its hope becomes fragile or nonexistent," Nickens told Joanne as they walked a few blocks from yet another drive-by shooting. "The community can become conditioned to accepting things as they are with no real hope for what could be." Read more of Joanne's story here