ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Homicide is the leading cause of death among young black men, and in about 80 to 90% of the cases, the black victim was killed by another black person, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. This Roundtable with Rhea brings in local leaders to discuss what black-on-black crime is about, and how it is impacting our area.

Community Leader, Rosland Geter, organized and co-moderated the discussion. The speakers were:

  • Daron Driscoll, owner of Lovely Bundles Hair Store
  • Willie Owens, co-founder of Program of P.E.A.C.E.
  • Babatunde Ayanfodun, diversity, equity, and inclusion coordinator at Corning Community College, My Brother’s Keeper coordinator at Elmira City School District
  • Daniel Hodge, marriage & family therapist intern