Changing Faces: The Community approach to ending teen violence

August 31, 2014

On Tuesday, as Hampton Roads youth return to school with pencils, notebooks and cool, new book bags, an elite bunch will boast that they got their supplies from Mike Johnson and the barbers at Changing Faces Barbershop in Newport News. This marks the 6th year for the “Back to School Community Day.”  Last year, it provided 150, supply filled bookbags to local youth, and this year offered free haircuts and styling, a…

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The color of police brutality

August 24, 2014

From Melissa Perry’s tribute to Missouri governor Peter Kinder’s off colored remarks about “Anglo-American civilization,” it seems that racial divide over the issue of police brutality is growing. While no official record of reported police misconduct exists at local or national levels, many have begun to question the seemingly rampant rate of minority murder by police. But are there really more minorities brutalized than whites, or is the media distorting…

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