Travis was sitting on the curb in front of Grandma Ella's restaurant on Jefferson Ave, drinking Olde English malt liquor out of a plastic bag. He watched teenagers, not much younger than him, pile out of a school bus and make their way up the sidewalk to their homes. The bus stop is in front of Best Way Market where 17-year-old Reginald Hudgins was shot during a drive-by shooting. Another 17-year-old was arrested for the killing.


19-year-old Travis spends his days watching the street.

Sam's Barbershop

At Sam's Barbershop everyone has an opinion on gangs, no snitching, the police and living in the East End.

Bernard Robinson

Community activist Bernard Robinson explains the East End.

Annistine Patrick

Asnistine Patrick sees the differences between 40 years ago and today.

Community Meeting

Newport News police meet with East End residents.

Gun Buy-Back

As part of their program to make the East End safer, Newport News police buy back guns.

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