Tag Archives: Ashley Kang

Officer Speaks Out About Firing Gun

While under review, Ahmad Mims couldn’t speak about incident for over two months It was the first time he had ever fired his gun while on duty — and the first time he ever feared for his life. Asked if his police academy training had prepared him mentally for what happened April 22, the six weeks he spent on paid ... Read More »

iApologize Book-Signing

Anti-violence activist introduces his book to inspire others to ask for forgiveness Rashawn Sullivan pauses while addressing the crowd at his Jan. 6 book-signing event. After a deep breath he says, “These are tears of joy. I went to prison at age 17, and now I’m here.” Sullivan was released from prison in 2015 for committing a drive-by shooting in ... Read More »

Literacy Creates a Sustainable Community

This month’s cover story spotlights local literacy pioneer Ruth Colvin who is set to celebrate a milestone birthday. During a Birthday of a Century — set for Nov. 18 – Colvin’s work for the past 55 years to increase adult literacy will be celebrated along with establishing an endowment in her name to keep her local legacy going. Money raised ... Read More »

Surviving Trauma

Vice principal brings crisis plan to Dr. King Elementary School based on doctoral research *Editor’s Note: This online version has been updated from the print story to reflect ‘Salaam Jennings-Bey’ in second reference and clarify a ‘popular’ student seemed to be valued over others Quiet is the way Dr. Najah Salaam Jennings-Bey was described when she was taking her first ... Read More »

Moving Forward

What would have kept you from joining a gang? “Move.” Quante Wright says it’s the only thing his mom could have done to prevent him from joining Brighton Brigade. “Move me out of that environment. When I came off my porch,” he said, “all I saw was drug dealers.” Looking back, Wright notes three catalysts that propelled him into gang ... Read More »