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The High Price of Gun Violence

The High Price of Gun Violence

by Carla Murphy on August 29 2014, 3:48PM

Tax payers pay; a relatively few number of communities suffer

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

Criminals, Victims and the Black Men Left Behind

by Carla Murphy on August 4 2014, 7:00AM

Young, black men in Chicago are far more likely to be touched by violent crime than any other group. But they’re not innocent enough to get the help they need to recover.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health

Watch Pres. Obama React to Yet Another School Shooting

Watch Pres. Obama React to Yet Another School Shooting

by Carla Murphy on June 11 2014, 11:00AM

“The fact that 20 six-year-olds were gunned down in the most violent fashion possible and this town couldn’t do anything about it was stunning to me,” Pres. Obama says

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Isla Vista Could Embolden Push For Gun Violence Research

Isla Vista Could Embolden Push For Gun Violence Research

by Carla Murphy on May 27 2014, 11:00AM

Given recent history, however the odds are long

Topics: /NOW, Society

Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

Still No Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

by Carla Murphy on April 22 2014, 2:08PM

A Ga. Republican says no

Topics: Health

Kanye West, Common Team Up With Chicago Urban League to Create Youth Jobs

Kanye West, Common Team Up With Chicago Urban League to Create Youth Jobs

by Jamilah King on April 17 2014, 10:02AM

It’s an initiative that they say will create 20,000 jobs for young people in the city.

Topics: Culture

Gun Violence Spikes in Chicago, Again

Gun Violence Spikes in Chicago, Again

by Carla Murphy on April 15 2014, 12:05PM

What’s to be done about it?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Infamous Toddler Video Sparks Dialogue in Northeast Omaha

Infamous Toddler Video Sparks Dialogue in Northeast Omaha

by Carla Murphy on January 23 2014, 7:00AM

Community members react to controversial video of a cursing African-American toddler and the police union’s role in publicizing it.

Topics: Criminal Justice

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

Watch Snoop Lion and His Daughter Sing About Gun Violence

Watch Snoop Lion and His Daughter Sing About Gun Violence

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2013, 10:15AM

The song’s called “No Guns Allowed” and features footage from the scenes of school shootings at Sandy Hook and Columbine.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Civil Rights Groups Issue School Security Plan—Without the Guns

by Julianne Hing on March 29 2013, 1:05PM

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, calls for more police and armed guards abound. But to keep kids safe we need to look at the roots of violence and start there, say civil rights groups.

Topics: /NOW, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

Do Cops Make Schools Safe? Students Answer [VIDEO] Play

Do Cops Make Schools Safe? Students Answer [VIDEO]

by Jorge Rivas, Julianne Hing on March 7 2013, 10:08AM

A crucial voice has been lost in the post-Sandy Hook debate over school safety: Students. So we asked some Los Angeles high schoolers to chime in.

Topics: Guns, School-to-Prison, Schools & Youth

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

What Other Conversations Should We Be Having Alongside Gun Control Talks?

What Other Conversations Should We Be Having Alongside Gun Control Talks?

by Jorge Rivas on February 5 2013, 11:49AM

Colorlines.com’s editorial director Kai Wright was a guest on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on Sunday for a discussion on gun control.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Chicago Girl Who Performed at Obama Inauguration Events Killed in Shooting

Chicago Girl Who Performed at Obama Inauguration Events Killed in Shooting

by Jamilah King on January 30 2013, 2:11PM

The girl died when a gunman opened fire on her and other teenagers at a park in Chicago.

Topics: /NOW

Gun Group Launches 'What Would Django Do?' to Rally Black Support

Gun Group Launches ‘What Would Django Do?’ to Rally Black Support

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2013, 11:10AM

A controversial group’s new effort dubbed “What Would Django Do?” looks to bring people of color to its side in the debate over gun control.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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

What Obama's Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

What Obama’s Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

by on January 17 2013, 8:52AM

There’s scant evidence of a link between mental illness and violence. Still, advocates say, the mental health system desperately needs more resources and attention.

Topics: Guns, Health

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