After every school shooting a political debate reemerges about guns. Meanwhile, kids keep going to school.
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Kayla Jones was extremely close with her grandmother, Celestine Chaney. For Colored Nerds host Brittany Luse talks with Kayla about her grandmother and their shared love of beauty. (7 minutes)
The fact that was repeated about Katherine Massey was that she had written an letter to the newspaper calling for gun control the year before she was murdered. Katherine Massey made things happen. Eve L.
Margus Morrison was a school bus aide, father of six.
Ruth Whitfield. 86 years old. There was a detail repeated often came to Ruth Whitfield, the oldest victim.
Writer Kiese Laymon wanted to talk through one fact in particular about Geraldine Chapman Talley’s life: her move from Alabama to Buffalo.
She was the first person and the youngest person killed. She’s described in a lot of stories as vibrant, funny, joyful. Damon Young was struck by another particular detail.
Heyward Patterson was a deacon at the State Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. He was at Tops often where he worked as a jitney driver.
Sandy and Lonnie’s daughter, Jessi, died back in 2012, when a gunman opened fire in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Since then, they’ve organized their whole lives to be able to reach out to other parents like themselves.
Lenny Pozner’s son, Noah, was killed at Sandy Hook. In the years after his death, Lenny and his family were harassed by people who believed the shooting at Sandy Hook never happened – that it was all a conspiracy.