HBCU Buzz

N.C. A&T Students Hold Prayer Vigil For Fellow Student Ryan Godwin After His Grandfather’s Death

On Monday, North Carolina A&T students converged on campus at the black university for a prayer of support for fellow student Ryan Godwin, whose grandfather, Robert Godwin Sr., was killed in Cleveland. Ryan is a junior at the university.

Steve Stephens posted a video on Sunday to Facebook, sometime after he shot and killed Robert, according to Daily Beast. Now Stephens is “on the run, his ex-girlfriend is in protective custody, and the victim’s family is in grief.”

Friend Marcus Ferby, a student at NC A&T, told “No one really knows what he’s going through. It’s a tough time. People lose people all of the time, definitely not on camera and definitely not murder. It’s something we on A&T’s campus we don’t know exactly how it feels but the only thing we can do is provide our support.”

Ferby also confirms that Ryan is taking a break from social media in the aftermath of his grandfather’s death.

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr. is the Editor-in-Chief of HBCU Buzz. He is a Central State University alum and is a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Meade formerly was a Staff Writer for HBCU Buzz. In 2012, he was selected by Luke Lawal Jr. to lead HBCU Buzz.