The Huffington Post
August 16, 2012

Seventeen-year-old Wauynee Wallace was tragically killed in the city of Camden, N.J. the city that I often write about and proudly name as home. Today, however, my words are fueled by anger and disappointment, because someone in the neighborhood where I played, lived out my youthful days, and experienced community thought it OK to place a bullet in the back of the head of a young person who was budding with the potential to be an active citizen of our world. In fact, I am searching for words, but I am only able to summon images, as captured in the heartrending media articles, of tears painfully flowing down the face of Ebony Wallace, Wauynee's 39-year-old mother, his family members, and friends as they buried a young person they lost much too soon.