In a community like the East End, where there are no banks, movie theaters or grocery stores, barbershops and beauty parlors become the community centers. A place where the residents can exchange information and are free to express themselves.
19-year-old Travis spends his days watching the street.
At Sam's Barbershop everyone has an opinion on gangs, no snitching, the police and living in the East End.
Community activist Bernard Robinson explains the East End.
Asnistine Patrick sees the differences between 40 years ago and today.
Newport News police meet with East End residents.
As part of their program to make the East End safer, Newport News police buy back guns.