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Mother of Man Murdered in Brooklyn Helps Families Honor Loved Ones Posthumously

Anderson's only child, 27-year-old Melquain Jatelle Anderson, was shot and killed in October 2017.

A Brooklyn mother has turned the pain of losing her son to gun violence into action. Her family accepted her late son’s diploma in his memory. Now thousands of other grieving families will get the chance to honor their loved ones the same way. Michelle Barnes Anderson’s only child was murdered in Brooklyn six years ago. She hopes her story will now help others. A special graduation ceremony is now bringing a little bit of light to her family.  Click here to read more on