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Columbus police cracking down on ‘squad’ violence

COLUMBUS (WCMH) –  You’ve heard about the efforts to stop gang violence in the city, but police are also cracking down on another group. They’re called Squads and police said they are very similar to gangs.

Just like gangs, authorities said these Squads have various names. They are also violent…[read more] 


Inside-Out looks to break down cell walls

Brenda Chaney made her first trip to the Ohio Reformatory for Women in 1978. She was a teaching assistant at Ohio State to a professor instructing a class about prisons in the United States.

Forty years later, she has found a continued purpose inside its walls….[read more]


 

Community group calls spike in homicides ‘sickening’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The new record-breaking stats released is not one to be celebrated.  Homicides are now at an all-time high.

Columbus is Dejon White’s home.

“It’s sickening it’s sickening to see how many of my young brothers’ lives can be taken in one year,” said White.

He’s working to help stop the shootings from happening through the organization “Think Make Live”…[read more]

 


New grants announced for Columbus My Brother’s Keeper initiative

Columbus was one of the first cities to take part in the ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ initiative started by President Obama in 2014.

Monday, Columbus City Councilmember Shannon Hardin made a major announcement that will aid the effort to empower groups that work with boys and young men of color in our communities… [read more]


Chance meeting could spell success for many

C. Sunny Martin was not expecting a “chance encounter” a few months ago while enjoying a summer afternoon on his daughter’s front porch on Leona Avenue. Located in a small urban pocket in Columbus, Ohio’s, Milo-Grogan neighborhood, Leona Avenue is not fancy, and it’s probably not a place where someone would immediately look for a budding entrepreneur…[read more]


THINK MAKE LIVE IT

On Saturday, October 14th, UB students joined students from the Wooster community for a workshop
entitled “Solutions to Injustice.” The workshop was led by Terry Green, who created the social enterprise
Think Make Live, an organization…[Read More]


NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner: Young activist promotes change, community engagement

Think change, make change and live change in order to build bridges to empower social justice.

That was the overarching message… [read more]


Think Make Live CEO headlines Freedom Fund dinner

The CEO of the social enterprise Think Make Live will be the featured speaker at the Wooster/Orrville NAACP’s Freedom Fund Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 14, at The College of Wooster’s Kittredge … [read more]

 


Calling on Ohio to Invest in Youth Programs that Work

by Terry Green

From Ohio, to New York, to Kentucky, states are recognizing an extensive problem in terms of lost money and talent when young adults … [read more]


Columbus police body cameras on display

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police could be wearing body cameras by the end of the year.

On August 2, 30 Columbus police officers started testing body cameras. Those officers in traffic bureaus and patrol are testing six mode… [read more]


Think Make Live 1st Annual Youth Summit on NBC4 News