and applause ] this is "nightline." >> tonight -- >> pissesshould piss everybody in this country off. >> one mayor is taking a stand. >> no reason for anybody to die. none. >> call for gun reform in cancel city in a state that's seen more and more deaths. >> your face lights up when you talk about it. >> and after the loss of her son one mother on a mission for change. embracing hashtag black love. why single black women living in new york city are having a tougher time finding mr. right. what if you could keep your >> he's got the same white paws. he's got the same -- >> nose.
in kansas city, missouri aor stricter gun laws. and in oakland, california operation cease-fire. how this is fueling conversation and becoming a reality no one can >> pisss me off. and it should. it should piss everybody in this country off. there's no reason for a lot of these people to die. none. why do we accept it in. >> reporter: sly james is a man on a mission. desperate to decrease the number of deaths from guns in his city. >> it's obscene. >> reporter: and in his city o a promising start. >> we had four, five murders in the first four days, five days. >> of this year. >> of this year. >> reporter: ther or not stricter gun laws save lives is no more clear than here in missouri. in the past decade missouri has relaxed their gun laws, and in that gun deaths have increased 16%. mayor james has had enough. >> too many people die, and they
and somebody needs to say that, and somebody needs to care prrpt the debate over americans from guns while still protecting the right to bear arms is a major issue on the campaign trail. >> and i will continue to take on the gun lobby. >> the second amendment is so they're not going to take your guns away, folks. >> reporter: this week the president issuing his own executive actions for gun control. and becoming emotional when tims of mass shootings, like the children of newtown. >> every time i think about those kids it gets me mad. >> reporter: mayor slye horror of an innocent child killed. >> i went to the scene of a 3-year-old who had gotten killed in a drive-by shooting while he slept in his bed. >> reporter: and on the streets the calls for the policeo gun violence come all too frequently. >> shots fired calls. day. >> reporter: 16 a day? >> that's what it averages out to, yes.
lot for a city like kansas city. president could not ignore. >> meanwhile, since missouri repealed a law requiring comprehensive background checks and purchase permits, gun deaths have increased to an almost 50% higher than the national >> what was your sense when in the president's remarks the other day you mentioned your city by name? >> we always like to have our city mentioned by the president but not necessarily in that ave an issue here with gun violence. we have virtually no laws that limit the sale and proliferation of guns. kansas city resident rosalind temple knows all too well the pain caused by gun violence in this city. in november 2011 her 26-year-oldmpson was shot dead in his own home. talk about him. >> it does. me laugh. he was always by his mother. he was one of the mama boys.
is so high here children gunned down get together. >> we call on 60 mothers weekly to check on families to see how they're doing. >> my main focus this week is to get them to come into our human support.alind leads a group called mothers in charge. >> let me know if anything we can do, come out and call. >> reporter: a group of individuals who provide support ms of gun violence. >> we take a stand in our community. we fight back. we say no more losing our ter: you okay? >> yeah. i'm okay. >> reporter: it's hard still. >> it's hard. >> reporter: rosalind actually keeps a hotline fwoen her at all times. the calls come in 24/7. >> every time my phone rings once a homicide occur, the murder squad, they call me and i meet them out f it's not no one there, i'm there for that loved one. >> reporter: how would you describe the pace of the killings here now? >> they've been fast. >> reporter: missouri as you know has some ofgun laws in the country.
city for you and your organization, the families you work with? >>ed last year, it devastated me and mothers and families in this community. >> reporter: nearly 2,000 miles away in california, a state with far stricter gun laws than eaths have decreased slightly since the introduction of stricter laws in 2013. but gun laws only go so far. here in oakland still ravaged some of its toughest neighborhoods, residents tell us. >> how old was he? he was a young cat, right? >> yeah. the guy who died last week was to combat growing crime in 2012 oakland implemented "operation cease-fire," a coalition formed mmunity, local government and clergy. led by pastors mike and ben mcbride. >> so here we're spending a lot of our work here in thely here in oakland oakland, building relationships
risk to commit acts of violence, providing them services and on-ramps to change their lives. we find they are actuallyto stop shooting and see their lives transformed. >> reporter: they view their work with the utmost urgency. >> this is an act of survival for us. this isn't an act of charity. this is an act of every day because we know if we don't our own lives may very well be at riskthe lives of our children. >> reporter: they lead what's called night walks throughout oakland, engaging personally on the ground with at-risk youth. >> we're walking these neighborhoods, trying to really see, you that are actually hanging out in some of the spaces that we can connect with. it's the consistency of showing up in the same places, building the ter: as a result of this strategy, oakland has seen a 20% decrease in homicides. it's a program that has worked for ford. a mentee of michael mcbride's
>> i try to lead by example. and like let people know that, you know,possible. i had my hardships. it was difficult. but it's possible. [ applause ] >> reporter: tonight, president obama is back at it, headlining cnn's "guns hall. >> there's nothing else in our lives that we purchase where we don't try to make it a little safer if we can. >> reporter: andlies who have lost loved ones to gun violence. >> the bottom line is is that it doesn't matter what the reason, it doesn't matter what the color. it what the economic, socioeconomic status is, there's too many people dying in this country at the end of a gun and there's too little being done to change it.ayor did admit to us there is still no easy answer. next, could race be a factor for women looking for love? and later,
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finding mr. or mrs. right is rarely easy. for anyone. tonight you're about to meet five young black women who are looking for love.m from finding their prince charming? here's abc's linzie davis. >> this one is really nice. >> really? >> reporter: to great lengths to find love and marriage. >> do you, monae bell, take vaughn copeland to be your husband?
show "married at>> i do. >> yes. >> reporter: where complete strangers are matched by experts and agree to get married without laying eyes on their future spouse until the moment they walk down the >> you're harping on something insignificant right now. >> reporter: but for monae happily ever after was short lived pf. >> if we're going to call eachreal productive. >> that's not a name. that's a legitimate characteristic. >> how did that work out? >> i'm divorced. it didn't work out. >> reporter: monae and her husband vaughn it quits after just five weeks. >> you got my keys? >> got the keys. >> you have almost 5,000 looks. >> reporter: since thend and failed at finding mr. right. >> i feel like i deserve something better than what i've been getting from the men i'm dating. >> reporter: it's an issue that black women lot to say about. >> it is very hard for black women to find love.
woman you ask thaty that it's almost impossible. >> reporter: according to the census, black women are far less likely than their white mayor rried. >> people don't want to admit what the reality is. professional black women are not making it up. >> reporter: at 34 monet is still on a quest for true love, another reality show, " #blacklove." " #blacklove" is self-help meets city." an inside look at the dating and drama of five single black women living in new york city. all attempting to discover what's keeping them from finding love. >> what i really want is a >> reporter: relationship experts and therapists coach them along the way. >> as a woman of color sometimes we hear that black women are too strong in a>> i guess my question is why do you have to go through training in order to date and get married? >> well, i'm still single.
to look at myself and say hat are you doing wrong? are you projecting something out you that don't really want to project? or what is it about me that's either turning men off or not getting men -- ornot meeting a man who's in a space where he wants to commit? >> reporter: the show's title was born out of the overwhelming social media use of that hashtagn of "married at first sight." as viewers rooted for the ultimately doomed marriage of the two black lot of the black twitter or the african-american community would hashtag black love in support of us. they wanted us to make it.ring to see a healthy black relationship on television. and there are more and more. >> you need to focus. >> reporter: relationships like the one portrayed on the abc show ou're right, babe. thank you. >> you're welcome. i love you. >> i love you too. >> they're funny. they're down to earth.
their kids. first black president? >> he's doing a bang-up job over here. >> you can see a little bit of yourself in that if you are little bit of your hope for the future if you're not. >> reporter: whether black women really do have a harder time finding love is a provocative subject and one "nightline" hasre. >> i would be lying if i said that i don't have fleeting thoughts of okay, i'm 32, my clock is ticking. >> reporter: in 2009 chateau waters was a hool counselor. she seemed to have it all. brains, beauty, stable career. and she was also single. >> a lot of our white friends are married about 25, like kids by 27. and we're like what is the deal with the bgs? and that's the black girls. kids. >> a lot of my black professional educated friends say that it's so hard to find love because the poolmen is so small. >> reporter: 75% of black women
and like with any race or gender, finding the right partner can take years. >>trophe that we're in the midst of with respect to black men. imprisonment numbers, the unemployment numbers, underperformance e are crises. >> reporter: stanford professor ralph richard banks found the statistics so troubling he wrote a book about them called "is marriage for white people?" >> blacke fought the good fight. they've engaged in a noble endeavor of trying to lift black men. that strategy hasn't really worked. >> i really enjoyed this. idea of black women giving up on black men only served to make some angry. >> there's no other ethnic groupilating their own race. >> reporter: but bank argues if you look at the numbers there's simply a shortage of eligible black men.
would do well to expand their options in the same way that people of other races have and to look beyond black men in their search for aorter: monet says she's open to dating outside her race. >> i just want love and i just want to be happy. and if it comes with a black man, i think that would be amazing. but if it came in athing other than african-american i'd be okay with that as well. >> reporter: so the search goes on, both online and in person. >> i am going out with we've been hanging out, dating for a couple of months now. >> life is good. >> i know. >> and i like him. guy. he's grounded. he's a gentleman. and he's handsome. >> i love these. >> reporter: in the man-time, she's making plans to freeze hert i made that decision was the moment it alleviated so much stress. >> reporter: and if she doesn't find true love, she's learning to be fine with finally i'm coming to the
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method and cloning of -- best cloning of a dog. >> reporter: pet cloning is becoming a big business. the seoul scientists say they've cloned over 700 dogs with a 40%y success rate, the world's highest. there's even a reality show about the process. the tlc series "i cloned my pet." >> oh, look at how cute you are. >> reporter: for manywners it's a way to connect with their furry loved ones who've passed over to the other side. >> he cannot have been happy when you put this on. >> of course he was. he looked very, very >> reporter: danielle tarantova told my "nightline" co-anchor dan harris that cloning her dog trouble was worth every penny. >> i couldn't believe it. it's amazing. everythingerything. even his personality is the same. what trouble used to doe does. >> so his name's double trouble. >> yeah. first one's trouble. second one's double.ritics have major concerns. they say there are tons of other potential pets out there who are looking for homes.
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