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The news was devastating. Pregnant at 16. Although she was told she wouldn't do anything with her life because she was a teen mom, Veranda Rodgers choose to rise above fear and shame to "birth possibilities" in her life and the lives of Northeast Ohio urban youth.
AKRON -- April 7, 2010 was one of the worst days of Patrice Smith’s life. It was the day she found out her older brother, 30 year-old J’Suan Slayton, was murdered on Akron’s west side after walking in on a drug deal gone bad. She used her pain and what she found out about her brother's killer to drive her to bring unity in the Akron community.
Akron native Patrice Smith's brother was murdered in April of 2007. Researching the background of her brother's killer inspired her to live out what she calls her true purpose.
Nike videos for LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, and a media campaign for the Major League Baseball Players Association. Who’s the company behind it all? It's the homegrown talent of Purple Films.
An empty desk sits in the lobby of the University of Cleveland Preparatory School on Cleveland’s east side. It’s a powerful image of what could have represented the story of Jeremy and Kasharee Rogers.
Wendy Komac of Medina County has reached the heights of her professional career as a corporate executive, career coach, and author. She credits her success to her addiction and what she learned about herself through the process of fighting for sobriety.
GARFIELD HEIGHTS – Born three months early with congestive heart failure and chronic lung disease, 17-year-old Malieke Graham wasn't expected to make it to his teenage years.
MAPLE HEIGHTS -- Love is a powerful motivator. For 35-year-old Corwyn Collier of Stow, the love and support of his wife not only motivated him to become a teacher; it also helped save his life.
West Side fashion designer Stephanie Nunn is proving with her creative line The Nadira Collection that vision doesn't always originate from the eye.
In 2010 Cleveland Fashion Designer Stephanie Nunn revealed in a newspaper article that she’s legally blind and spent all of her life hiding her lack of vision from almost everyone she knew.
Garfield Heights Seniors Marreon Jackson and Shawn Christian are using their influence as stars of the boys’ varsity basketball team to make sure their friend with cerebral palsy is fully accepted and embraced at school.