Even Odds

Being male and black in Oakland means being about as likely to be killed as to graduate from high school college ready.

Collaboration is a powerful thing. About six months Mike Kepka and I were invited in to create a multimedia component on a story that San Francisco Chronicle still photographer Lacy Atkins had been giving her heart and soul into for the past year.

Giving the shocking statistic, we wanted to do everything in our power to tell the full story. Teaming up with a reporter, countless editors at the paper, and our amazing design team at the paper, we put together an online piece that takes you directly into the life's of the people this statistic defines.

I am so thankful to work with such a talented team of storytellers that are willing to tell the tough stories, the ones that make you go 'WOW'.  

Full online presentation here: http://bit.ly/1bIpNSn