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Alice is the executive director of the Truth Hope and Justice Initiative. She is also the grandmother of Justus D. Howell, who was shot twice in the back by Zion Police Officer, Eric Hill on April 4, 2015. To this day, her quest to seek justice for her grandson has not wavered. She vowed to fight the justice system until justice is served for Justus and many others all over the United States that have been gunned down by police officers and not held accountable. From the murder of Justus Howell, Alice along with her daughter, Latoya Howell (Justus mother), has founded a nonprofit organization named, F.O.C.U.S. (For Our Children’s Undistracted Success). F.O.C.U.S. is designed to motivate, empower and encourage young males and females through mentoring and various other resources. We will challenge them to become positive decision makers and ultimately facilitate the process that will shape them into successful and responsible young adults. We will address the root causes of youth issues caused by the deteriorating environment that locks them into racial profiling and police brutality. F.O.C.U.S also sponsors the Annual Commemoration of Justus Howell on April 4th of each year to commemorate his murder by those who sworn under oath to protect and serve our communities but yet are murdering us.
Alice served on the Executive Board of the NAACP Lake County, IL Branch as the Branch Secretary & Deputy Registrar for over six years until 2016. She also coordinates the Education Committee’s Scholarship Fund by raising monies through events such as an Evening with Ramsey Lewis, The Freedom Fund Banquet and an annual Community Block Party that has been in existence for five years and counting. Alice is a recent retiree from the College of Lake County Special Projects and Outreach and currently working with the Waukegan Public School District. She is a native of Chicago, and now lives in Waukegan, IL. with her four adult children and 13 grandchildren, the joys of her life.