“If you see something, say something,” said Sugar Bear, the lead vocalist of famed go-go band EU. “That’s not snitching. That’s saving lives.”
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said the musician approached her office with the idea of remembering victims with a concert.
Braveboy quickly jumped at the chance to work with the Go-Go legend. She named the event “Our Streets, Our Future” and invited 27 of the county’s municipalities to offer services for teens and young adults.
“A lot of people have no hope for a future,” Braveboy said. “When you have no hope, you do things like have guns and resolve conflicts using guns. We need to show our young people the way.”
“We have to show these young adults that there is something better in life than taking someone else’s life,” said Tiffani Evans, P.J.’s mother. “At the end of the day, how can we say that Black lives matter if we’re killing each other?”
Gigi Barnett is an anchor at WTOP. She has worked in the media for more than 20 years. Before joining WTOP, she was an anchor at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas, and a staff reporter at The Miami Herald. She’s a Navy wife and mom of three.