KARK/Fox 16’s push to do something about Little Rock violence includes a spotlight on people trying to make a difference — in this episode Antwan Phillips, a lawyer at Wright,
For Phillips, doing something is personal. The McClellan High graduate lost two brothers to violence.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever said this out loud before, but I felt like there was a curse. I was scared,” he continues.
At eight years old, Antwan’s brother was shot and killed. About 15 years later, a second brother lost his life to violence.
“I definitely am not immune to this and I understand what people are going through, and I understand the hurt and the pain,” he says.
Since then, with the urging of his wife, a strong faith and a story to tell, Antwan is looking to help others.
Phillips, I can add, is a comer in city politics. He came close to making a city board race in 2016, which, in retrospect, might have put him in the middle of current City Board debates. But he has plenty of years ahead.