The Hate U Give: #bookreview

“Your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be the roses that grow in the concrete.”― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give How many of us would do the right thing even if it put ourselves and our family in danger? In The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Starr Carter is like many 16 year-oldContinue reading “The Hate U Give: #bookreview”

Cold Case: Darlene Gervins

On February 15,1992, Columbus resident Darlene Gervins, 29, was found deceased in her home by a friend. The friend was bringing her children home. Apparently, the cause of death was strangulation just like Janet Amar and Frances Smith. Gervins left Scatters Bar at midnight on February 15 with a black male, between 30-40 years old.Continue reading “Cold Case: Darlene Gervins”

Cold case Quest: Darchelle Stone

Darchelle Stone was only 19 years old when someone took her life on September 2, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. She died due to injuries from stab wounds. Although Stone’s photograph is not listed on the Ohio Attorney General’s website, it was published with her obituary. She was a young mother who was involved in communityContinue reading “Cold case Quest: Darchelle Stone”

Cold Case Quest: Cynthia K. Smith

20- year -old Cynthia K. Smith was shot while making a phone call at a record store in Columbus, Ohio. The incident occurred on January 24, 1993. The record store, Negus, Negast, was close to Reggae nightclub. If I understand the story correctly, the nightclub was next door to the record story. The shots cameContinue reading “Cold Case Quest: Cynthia K. Smith”

Cold Case Quest: Janet Amar

 On January 23, 1992, 35 year- old Janet Amar was found in a vacant building by the owner of the building. An aunt had filed a missing persons report on January 6. The last time that her family saw her was January 4. The coroner determined that Amar had been strangled. It has not beenContinue reading “Cold Case Quest: Janet Amar”

Cold Case Quest: JoJo Striker

Although JoJo Striker’s story had quite a bit of press in 2017, the case has not been solved yet. Striker was the third transgender woman of color murdered in the United States during 2017. She was 23 years old and living in Toledo, Ohio. Striker was found in a parking garage after being shot. NoContinue reading “Cold Case Quest: JoJo Striker”

Cold Case Quest: Adrian Scott

On Thanksgiving Day 2017, Adrian Scott was the victim of a drive by shooting. It is doubtful that Scott was the intended target of the shooting. She was just visiting the home on Hiddenspring Drive in Columbus. She was helping to prepare Thanksgiving dinner when she was killed. Her parents said in interviews that theyContinue reading “Cold Case Quest: Adrian Scott”

Cold Case Quest: Ava Lomas

If Ava Lomas were my daughter, I would want someone . . . anyone to help solve her murder. She was found in an alley behind a residence in Toledo, Ohio in July 1979. It will be 40 years this month. It’s been difficult to find anything on Ava Lomas. Sometimes I can find informationContinue reading “Cold Case Quest: Ava Lomas”

Cold Case Quest: Nickeisha Holloman

Nickeisha Holloman The case of Nickeisha Holloman is not very old but has gone cold quickly. Holloman was reported missing on July 1, 2018. She was seen getting into a vehicle and never seen alive again. At the time, no one knew who the vehicle belonged to or where they were going. There were rumorsContinue reading “Cold Case Quest: Nickeisha Holloman”

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