A protester holds up a sign as police enforce a mandatory, city-wide curfew of 10PM near the CVS pharmacy that was set on fire yesterday during rioting after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.

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We're discussing Freddie Gray, Baltimore and our hopes for the future in a special live edition of ESSENCE Debates Now. 

Apr, 30, 2015

In the wake of the tragic death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore, Maryland has become a city of turmoil, a city trying to heal. As the world looks on and protests erupt across the country, we're all wondering the same thing: Where do we go from here?

Today, ESSENCE looks beyond the chaos and the violence and attempts to find answers with a very special addition of ESSENCE Debates Now. We'll move on from the images we've been bombarded with and look toward the future as the Black community and the country as a whole searches for solutions. 

We invite our ESSENCE family to join us and help us discover what we must do know as we search for hope and peace in today's episode of ESSENCE Debates Now at 4PM EST right here on essence.com.