Through Our Eyes- 09/08/15

 

Maybelline McCoy, 30, of Washington, DC, sits in silence holding candles with her children Micah McCoy, 4, and Malakai McCoy, 2, as people gather in front of the African-American Civil War Memorial on U Street in Washington, DC, during a prayer vigil in remembrance of the victims killed in the shooting at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, on Friday, June 19, 2015. The vigil was hosted jointly by the NAACP DC Branch and National Black United Front and over 300 individuals were in attendance.

Maybelline McCoy, 30, of Washington, DC, sits in silence holding candles with her children Micah McCoy, 4, and Malakai McCoy, 2, as people gather in front of the African-American Civil War Memorial on U Street in Washington, DC, during a prayer vigil in remembrance of the victims killed in the shooting at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, on Friday, June 19, 2015. The vigil was hosted jointly by the NAACP DC Branch and National Black United Front and over 300 individuals were in attendance. BRITTANY GREESON

 

"If it wasn't for my coaches, uncle and auntie, I wouldn't have been able to do this," said Demontaze "Juicy" Duncan. Demontaze, 12, and his older brother, Demetrius "Man-Man" Duncan, 14, are preparing to compete in the Ringside World Championships in Independence, Missouri. In 2007, when they arrived home from school, the brothers found their mother beaten to death. That situation, according to their coach, Nicholas Bareis, fuels their energy in the ring.

“If it wasn’t for my coaches, uncle and auntie, I wouldn’t have been able to do this,” said Demontaze “Juicy” Duncan. Demontaze, 12, and his older brother, Demetrius “Man-Man” Duncan, 14, are preparing to compete in the Ringside World Championships in Independence, Missouri. In 2007, when they arrived home from school, the brothers found their mother beaten to death. That situation, according to their coach, Nicholas Bareis, fuels their energy in the ring. ALYSSA POINTER

Encounter, a weekend-long Catholic young adult conference held in St. Charles, Missouri, ends with a Eucharistic procession through the crowd of participants led by Father Michael Schmitz.

Encounter, a weekend-long Catholic young adult conference held in St. Charles, Missouri, ends with a Eucharistic procession through the crowd of participants led by Father Michael Schmitz. WESTON KENNEY

 

Marcos Espinosa, 17, from Mexico and Guatamala is takes his horse, Maximilliano, for a ride on his uncles ranch in Bowling Green Kentucky. Espinosa represents a group of young hispanics who are split between the American and Hispanic culture.

Marcos Espinosa, 17, from Mexico and Guatamala is takes his horse, Maximilliano, for a ride on his uncles ranch in Bowling Green Kentucky. Espinosa represents a group of young hispanics who are split between the American and Hispanic culture.  BETINA GARICA

Wayne Hankin plays the "Trumps", which he describes as "a little harp tuned in different tonalities." Rankin is a specialist on the Trumps, and says he is the only musician in the U.S. that plays them in this manner. Specialist musicians from all over the country played as part of a special performance of "Carmina Burana" at the Chautauqua Institution.

Wayne Hankin plays the “Trumps”, which he describes as “a little harp tuned in different tonalities.” Hankin is a specialist on the Trumps, and says he is the only musician in the U.S. that plays them in this manner. Specialist musicians from all over the country played as part of a special performance of “Carmina Burana” at the Chautauqua Institution. BRIA GRANVILLE

Carter Werner, 12, of Fargo, N.D., leaps from the high-diving board at the Island Park Swimming Pool in Fargo on Monday, June 8, 2015. Werner hit the water with friends during the 86-degree day.

Carter Werner, 12, of Fargo, N.D., leaps from the high-diving board at the Island Park Swimming Pool in Fargo on Monday, June 8, 2015. Werner hit the water with friends during the 86-degree day. NICHOLAS WAGNER

The funeral for Nicholas Mankin, 16, a rising senior at Red Lion High school was held at Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel in Red Lion on Saturday, June 20 2015. Mankin passed away after a car accident along with one of his football teammates.

The funeral for Nicholas Mankin, 16, a rising senior at Red Lion High school was held at Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel in Red Lion on Saturday, June 20 2015. Mankin passed away after a car accident along with one of his football teammates. EMILY KASK

The Rio Grande reflects the sky as it twists down the canyon towards the Sangre de Cristo mountains in Northeastern New Mexico.

The Rio Grande reflects the sky as it twists down the canyon towards the Sangre de Cristo mountains in Northeastern New Mexico. JUSTIN GILLILAND

A group of La'Nita School of Dance members wait impatiently in the hallway of Shawnee High School before performing a routine during the annual Father's Day dance recital.

A group of La’Nita School of Dance members wait impatiently in the hallway of Shawnee High School before performing a routine during the annual Father’s Day dance recital. ALYSSA POINTER

Shortly after the sun rises, the Cavalcade Wranglers ride their horses across the dam at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.Shortly after the sun rises, the Cavalcade Wranglers ride their horses across the dam at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. TYLER SANDERS

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