VIDEO: Heroes and Villains Fan Fest celebrates inclusion

VIDEO: Heroes and Villains Fan Fest celebrates inclusion

Not only is Nashville’s Heroes and Villains Fan Fest about fandoms and comic book characters, but its biggest fans said it also brings people together, can help children struggling with bullying at school and can even be used as a way to reach people for Christ. Lumination’s Lebron Hill and Cavin Jacobson attended the fan fest and spoke with Lipscomb student Liz Rainey, Costumers for Christ founder Scott Bayless and the fan fest president Jackie Pruttsman.      ...
Living as a black man in America: thoughts on the wrongful shooting of Stephon Clark

Living as a black man in America: thoughts on the wrongful shooting of Stephon Clark

As a young kid, my mom played “Changes” by Tupac Shakur every time we drove around in my hometown of Tullahoma, Tennessee. “That’s just the way it is, Things will never be the same” — lyrics I think about every time I see a shooting of an unarmed black man. Recently, Stephon Clark, 22, was shot and killed in the backyard of his grandmother’s Sacramento home, after police suspected he had a gun. Later, the police discovered it was only a cell phone. In weeks since the shooting, protests were held in Sacramento that shut down a Sacramento Kings game. This week, Clark’s funeral was held in a South Sacramento church, where family and friends said their goodbyes to Clark. He left behind a wife and two daughters. Watching the body camera of the Clark shooting, you can see the policeman chasing him into the backyard, then stopping and taking cover at the side of the house. The two officers then shoot him eight times, mostly in the back. Once Clark is on the ground, you can hear police officers tell him to get up. You then hear one of the officers say “Hey mute?” and then the audio is cut off. The pressure and risk that the police go through in their jobs goes without question. Not all police are bad. But there are other ways to deal with a suspect then to fatally shoot them, and Stephon Clark’s shooting shows a lack compassion from the police. In the video, Clark is shown running away from them and stopped at a considerable distance away from the officers. At...
Listen: Do video games correlate with violence?

Listen: Do video games correlate with violence?

Video games and violence have been a topic of discussion since 1994, when “Mortal Kombat” became the first video game to receive a parental guidance rating for its gory graphics and crude violence. First-person shooters are now under the microscope. Listen to this radio story below....
Listen: Nashville gun reform march draws 10,000

Listen: Nashville gun reform march draws 10,000

Over 10,000 people attended the March for Our Lives event in Nashville Saturday. Led by Vanderbilt University freshman Abby Brafman, the march took place a week after the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in which 17 students were killed. Attending the march were supporters of gun reform and people affected by gun violence. Photo by LeBron Hill. Listen to the radio story below. ...