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This D.C. Family Has Endured Murders And Misery. Can basketball save it?

By DCSAA, 02/25/16, 2:00PM EST


By Mark Giannotto; WASHINGTON POST

Keleaf Tate stepped out of the white Mercedes SUV, right around the corner from where his father was murdered in Northeast Washington, and flipped up the collar of his coat. A voice called out from a window, but Tate stared straight ahead at the cement path separating two aging red brick low-rise buildings in the D.C. public housing project he calls home.

The metal front door was unlocked, and darkness greeted Tate and his ride, Cesar Chavez boys’ basketball Coach Malcolm Battle, as they entered.