Shapearl Wells is a mother of six from Cicero, Illinois. Wells is the host of the award-winning podcast 'Somebody' in which she investigates her son's murder and the institutional indifference surrounding it. She is also Vice President of the Courtney Copeland Memorial Foundation which works to reduce violence, strengthen education and build rapport between the community. In 2019, Wells was featured as a TEDx Talk speaker at Columbia College in Chicago.
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