Rev. Traci Blackmon, left, comforts Dell Taylor during the opening meeting of Missouri’s Ferguson Commission in 2014. “We’ve always had to figure out how to take care of our community, to take care of our neighborhoods and take care of our seniors,” Blackmon says.

Rev. Traci Blackmon, left, comforts Dell Taylor during the opening meeting of Missouri’s Ferguson Commission in 2014. “We’ve always had to figure out how to take care of our community, to take care of our neighborhoods and take care of our seniors,” Blackmon says.