Kenneth Barnes' Mission, Gun Violence Prevention

 In the 70s, Kenneth Barnes, Sr. and the late Mel Edwards, a WOL radio disc jockey, invented the Friday night go-go dances. Back then, gun violence was not popular. Even though, the tradition of go-go music today is alive and well, for reasons unknown, gun violence prevention is much required in the new millennium.

The only Black student pursuing a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Loyola College in Baltimore in 2001, Barnes received a disturbing phone call from his sister one evening after class. His only son, Kenneth Barnes, Jr., owner of the Boutique U Clothing Store in Washington, D.C. had been shot. When Barnes finally arrived home, his son

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