Samaria Rice to Open Tamir Rice Cultural Center In Cleveland

The mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old gunned down by police who mistook his toy gun for a real one, is honoring her son by opening up a culture center in his name.

According to, Samaria Rice plans on opening The Tamir Rice Afrocentric Cultural Center in 2019 to help mentor youth, promote the arts and teach how to navigate the political system.

“I’m a nurturer and I still had some nurturing to do for Tamir but I was robbed of that…I want to see some positivity. I don’t really see a whole lot of positivity coming out of the inner city when it comes to the youth that is suffering…I want the center to give them a sense of hope.”



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