Pastor Corey Brooks of the New Beginnings Church in Chicago made headlines last year when he crisscrossed the country on a walking tour to raise money to build a community center on the site of an abandoned building near his church. Moved by his story, Tyler Perry made a donation to help defray building costs. Brooks fell short of the $15 million he needs to build the center but did complete the walk from New York to Los Angeles raising over $500,000.
Sadly, Brooks’ city continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. This weekend in Chicago, 13 people were injured in a playground shooting that left a toddler in critical condition. Police say the shooting was gang-related.
Brooks joined the Tom Joyner Morning Show to talk about increasing gun violence in the city and what can be done to stop it. Listen above.
Pastor Corey Brooks Talks About Gun Violence in Chicago was originally published on blackamericaweb.com