Colorlines’ Twitter Community Talks Gun Violence Aftermath

By Stacia L. Brown Aug 05, 2014

In support of the third Life Cycles of Inequity report on the ongoing challenges that non-fatal gun violence victims, their families and their communities face, Colorlines hosted a Twitter chat from 1 p.m. to  2 p.m. today. We asked our followers to weigh in on our 10 questions, as well as to share their personal experiences with gun violence, PTSD and other long-term trauma. 

The response was overwhelming. Our panel included reporter Carla Murphy (@carlamurphy), whose article, "Criminals, Victims, and Black Men Left Behind," served as the foundation of our discussion, as well as MSNBC’s Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee) and ProPublica’s Nikole Hannah-Jones (@nhannahjones). 

Read all about it via Race Forward’s Storify slideshow below. To join the ongoing discussion, tweet @Colorlines using the hashtag #livesofblackmen