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Study: Racists More Likely To Own Guns

Study: Racists More Likely To Own Guns

by Von Diaz on November 5 2013, 12:09PM

Researchers from Australia and Great Britain found a strong connection between racist attitudes in the U.S. and gun ownership.

Topics: /NOW

Snoop Lion Joins Rappers Donating to Funeral for LA Girl

Snoop Lion Joins Rappers Donating to Funeral for LA Girl

by Von Diaz on September 13 2013, 12:18PM

Six-year-old Tiana Ricks was killed this week in a suspected gang incident.

Topics: /NOW

Obama Twitter Account Re-Tweets Picture Of John Lennon’s Blood-Stained Glasses

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2013, 11:31AM

The tweet included a note that read “Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980.”

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Chicago Bulls Star Derrick Rose to Pay For Funeral of Slain 6 Month Old

Chicago Bulls Star Derrick Rose to Pay For Funeral of Slain 6 Month Old

by Jamilah King on March 14 2013, 10:18AM

Jonylah Watkins was shot multiple times.

Topics: /NOW

It’s Not Just Chicago: 100 Youth Homicides in Miami Since 2009

by Julianne Hing on March 5 2013, 3:48PM

Eighty-one of them were the result of gun-related incidents.

Topics: Guns, /NOW

Obama's Fatherhood Meme Ruffles Otherwise Ardent Supporters

Obama’s Fatherhood Meme Ruffles Otherwise Ardent Supporters

by Jamilah King on February 20 2013, 10:43AM

Critics are asking why the president sees family structure as the gun problem in Chicago, but not in Newton.

Topics: Chicago, Criminal Justice, Guns

Why Do Black and Latino Youth Struggle in School? [Reader Forum]

Why Do Black and Latino Youth Struggle in School? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on February 18 2013, 8:00AM

Colorlines readers suggest solutions to gun violence and overly punitive measures for school children.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Obama Pushes for Slow, Steady Progress to Combat Chicago's Gun Violence

Obama Pushes for Slow, Steady Progress to Combat Chicago’s Gun Violence

by Jamilah King on February 15 2013, 4:55PM

The president made an important stop in Chicago today.

Topics: /NOW

Obama's Chicago Guns Speech and the Value of Black and Latino Lives

Obama’s Chicago Guns Speech and the Value of Black and Latino Lives

by Jamilah King on February 15 2013, 8:57AM

President Obama has answered Chicago’s call to come home and address the city’s epidemic of gun violence. But will he lay out a plan for substantive reform?

Topics: Schools & Youth

5 Must-Know Facts About Chicago's Gun Violence

5 Must-Know Facts About Chicago’s Gun Violence

by Jamilah King on February 15 2013, 8:55AM

The city’s carnage disproportionately impacts black and Latino youth.

Topics: /NOW

Obama Plans Chicago Speech to Address Gun Violence

Obama Plans Chicago Speech to Address Gun Violence

by Jamilah King on February 11 2013, 10:51AM

The president is finally going home to address one of the country’s most pressing issues.

Topics: /NOW

Dispatch from Chicago: Stop the Violence...But How?

Dispatch from Chicago: Stop the Violence…But How?

by Jamilah King on February 7 2013, 8:42AM

As the city becomes the face of urban gun violence, those working directly with the youth being killed struggle for satisfying answers.

Topics: Chicago, Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Guns, Schools & Youth

What's the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on January 22 2013, 8:31AM

Colorlines readers responds to the White House’s proposals to prevent gun violence.

Topics: Guns, Health

Five Myths About Crime in Black America--and the Statistical Truths Infographic

Five Myths About Crime in Black America—and the Statistical Truths

by Hatty Lee, Shani O. Hilton on April 13 2012, 8:47AM

Trayvon Martin’s killing stirred many debates about crime surrounding black men. It also kicked up many familiar misconceptions, like the idea that black-on-black crime is uniquely bad. Hatty Lee’s infographic breaks down the realities.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth, Trayvon Martin

Thousands of Young Black Men Die in Gun Crimes Every Year Infographic

Thousands of Young Black Men Die in Gun Crimes Every Year

by Hatty Lee on March 28 2012, 9:00AM

For all the talk of hoodies and school suspensions and who punched whom first, one thing stands above the rest in Trayvon Martin’s death: There was a gun involved, and that’s a terribly common feature in the deaths of young black men.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth, Trayvon Martin

Zurana Horton's Murder Gives Brooklyn a Ground Zero of Gun Terror

Zurana Horton’s Murder Gives Brooklyn a Ground Zero of Gun Terror

by Curtis Stephen on November 1 2011, 9:45AM

When a 34-year-old mom was gunned down by stray bullets, her murder gripped the city and made global headlines. The news cycle has moved on, but Brownsville remains as flooded as ever with guns.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Guns

Chicago CBS Affiliate Makes 4-yr.-old Sound Like a Thug, Says Sorry

Chicago CBS Affiliate Makes 4-yr.-old Sound Like a Thug, Says Sorry

by Jorge Rivas on August 1 2011, 12:01PM

Turns out the kid who supposedly bragged about wanting to have a gun when he grows up really said he wants to be a police officer. The station acknowledges “mistakes were made.”

Topics: Media

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