Gun Violence

The annual Stop the Violence Day event featured many organizations calling for the end of gun violence in Charlotte.

We have all heard about the gun violence in our community and schools, and how suicide rates have increased in our teen population.  Well, 3 non-profit organizations are teaming up to help reach, empower and educate our youth on:  overcoming adversity, self awareness, goal setting, gun violence, suicide prevention and mental health awareness.  Ark Inspire, […]

Students at Olympic High School are now ‘safe and secured’ after a threat of gun violence on social media caused the school to be put on lockdown. The Principal of Olympic High School,Erik Olejarczyk, in a detailed message to parents didn’t give all the details of the social media threat but did let parents know […]

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 […]

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

The sisters returned home to renew their ties to the community and to honor the big sister who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Compton in 2003.

Lil Wayne confused us all when he claimed there was no such thing as racism last month, but in a new sit-down with the Associated Press, he explains why he sees the world the way he does.

Toya Wright came through to the morning show studio to talk about her new book, “In My Own Words.” She says, after doing so much reality television, people think they know her story, but she begs to differ. This book is meant to really portray her “real reality,” as opposed to the “30-minute edited version” […]

A gunman fatally shot a New York anti-violence activist in Miami. The police say he was an unintended target.

A mother was fatally shot in Chicago. Authorities said she was caught in the crossfire while standing outside with her 1-year-old daughter.

Childs' family believes she was targeted. Childs was home alone when the shooting occurred. Her body was discovered by her boyfriend when he returned home, KTRK reports.

Nearly a year after Carey Gabay, a well-respected aide to Gov. Cuomo, was fatally shot while walking from a J’ouvert celebration in New York City’s Crown Heights, Brooklyn, police have arrested a fifth suspect in a California resort city two hours east of Los Angeles, according to the New York Daily News. Kenny Bazile was arrested Thursday […]