violence

Reagan Gomez Sparks A Twitter Convo On Racism Against Black Girls In The Classroom

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Actress Reagan Gomez-Preston started an intellectual discussion on Twitter recently when, in light of the recent Ben Fields story (where a South Carolina Deputy was caught on camera violently removing a black teenager from her classroom) she commented on higher rate of suspension among black...

Let’s Retire the Term ‘Black on Black’ Crime, Focus Instead on Gang Culture

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From The Grio — On January 21st, 2013, King College Prep’s marching band traveled from Chicago to Washington to perform at President Barack Obama‘s second inauguration festivities. This band had a beautiful and talented 15 year-old majorette  who was an honor student and planned to...

‘Love Up Guns Down’ Campaign Hopes To Deter Violence in Newark, NJ

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He hadn’t heard of Newark, NJ until last year when he came across a news story about the Christmas shooting death of a 13-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy in Newark. It was that shooting that made British artist Killy Kilford want to do something about the...

Three 15-Year-Olds and Four Adults Charged in Gruesome Machete CTA Station Attack

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Seven individuals, including three 15-year-olds, were arrested and charged for attacking two brothers at the Brown Line Kedzie CTA station in Chicago. In the wee hours of Monday morning a 26-year-old man and his 17-year-old brother were approached by seven individuals and asked to flash...

Woman Beaten to Death in McDonald’s Because She Refused to Give a Man Her Phone Number

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Entitlement is real. And worldwide. According to Metro, a woman was beaten to death by a man with an iron bar in a McDonald’s as onlookers stared all because she didn’t want to give out her phone number. The incident was captured on video. Reports...

Chicago’s Controversial New Police Program Prompts Fears Of Racial Profiling

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Tuesday afternoon, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced  the expansion of an initiative to combat gang violence in the city. The program is called “Custom Notifications.” During the first phase of the program that started in July, police visited the homes of suspected gang members...