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We begin a series of conversations on violence in Baltimore focused on solutions, leading up to, “Baltimore Ceasefire,” August 4. We’ll talk to two of the organizers, Ericka Bridgeford of Community Mediation Maryland and Ellen Gee of Evolution of Perspective. Cameron Miles, founder of, “Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood,” also joins the conversation.

These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.