Stories

"I’ve been all over the West. I was born and raised here, everybody knows me. This right here is the jungle. Yeah, 32nd’s the jungle. I tried to get away but it is what it is. I’m connected everywhere throughout the West End.   We need more leaders. You got all these kids listening to this music and wanna shoot everything up. You’ve got grown people sitting around and standing outside of the store and playing with guns with the kids. We just need more leaders around here. Nobody wanna do nothing. It could get better but it’s not. Nobody wants to make it better.   They need to fix up these abandoned houses. These bandos could be real nice if they paid a little attention to them. Take away some of these liquor stores and get more child care centers. We need a medical center, too. We have to go all the way out in the south or downtown. We need something here.  Blacks need to stop killing blacks. We need to stick together and do this shit right. They want us to kill each other. That’s why they’re letting us do all of this nonsense. The community would be way better if they’d stop the killing.” - Deb (left), Parkland     "We need more places for kids to hang out because we can’t do nothing anymore. We need a real rec center. Kids can’t do a thing.” - Ana (right), Parkland

"I’ve been all over the West. I was born and raised here, everybody knows me. This right here is the jungle. Yeah, 32nd’s the jungle. I tried to get away but it is what it is. I’m connected everywhere throughout the West End. 

We need more leaders. You got all these kids listening to this music and wanna shoot everything up. You’ve got grown people sitting around and standing outside of the store and playing with guns with the kids. We just need more leaders around here. Nobody wanna do nothing. It could get better but it’s not. Nobody wants to make it better. 

They need to fix up these abandoned houses. These bandos could be real nice if they paid a little attention to them. Take away some of these liquor stores and get more child care centers. We need a medical center, too. We have to go all the way out in the south or downtown. We need something here.

Blacks need to stop killing blacks. We need to stick together and do this shit right. They want us to kill each other. That’s why they’re letting us do all of this nonsense. The community would be way better if they’d stop the killing.” - Deb (left), Parkland

 

"We need more places for kids to hang out because we can’t do nothing anymore. We need a real rec center. Kids can’t do a thing.” - Ana (right), Parkland