Samaria Rice

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – It’s been ten months since the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. In her first local in-depth interview, Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice sat down with Cleveland 19’s Romona Robinson to talk about her son, who she affectionately called Mir Mir. Tamir was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Nov. 22, 2014. Cleveland Police Officer Timothy […]


The family of Tamir Rice cremated his body earlier this week, reports The Washington Post, nearly six months after the 12-year-old Cleveland, Ohio youth was…

Some of our faith in humanity has been restored. A GoFundMe initiative has raised enough money to move Samaria Rice out of a homeless shelter and into a new home after her heartbreak over the death of her son Tamir forced her to leave her home and move into a homeless shelter. Rice couldn’t bear to reside in the home so […]

It’s been five months since Tamir Rice – the 12-year-old gunned down by an Ohio police officer for playing with a toy gun – died, but the ongoing investigation into his death has produced no charges for the cop involved in the fatal shooting. The stalled investigation has not only taken an emotional toll on Tamir’s mother, […]

Incredibly, the City of Cleveland responded on Friday to a lawsuit filed by the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by saying he was responsible for his own demise. The boy was shot dead by cops while he held a pellet gun. Reports The city, in its response, wrote that Tamir’s death on Nov. 22 and all of […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Samaria Rice, the mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, is renewing her call for peaceful demonstrations in wake of the mounting tension on policing and excessive force. Samaria, along with her attorney, Walter Madison, made the announcement at 1:30 p.m. at  The Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church on E. 105th Street. Tamir was fatally shot on […]


The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice came together for the first time on Dec. 12  to sit for a joint interview with…

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Tamir Rice’s family spoke to local media for the first time Monday. Tamir, 12, was shot by police at the Cudell Recreation Center last month. According to police, Tamir was holding a toy gun and did not raise his hands when commanded. “On Nov. 22nd, two little boys knocked on my […]