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The Violence of Guns in America

Even though recent reports have shown that violent crime has declined in urban cities nationwide, Urban Gun crime still remains a chronic issue facing young Black, Hispanic and Latino men in America. Continue reading

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#DWBBOOK AUTHOR MEETS DERAY MCKESSON

I was at Starbucks in New Haven, Connecticut getting a cup of coffee when I ran into national community organizer DeRay McKesson. He was headed to Yale University deliver to an explosive lecture. Continue reading

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“Riding Outside the Color Lines”

Urban Biking in the Elm -Is biking a culture or is it just cultural? Is urban biking the new “green way to go” to work of run errands? Will expensive bikes and bike repairs dominate your monthly household budget? Continue reading

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The Double Standard In Race Based Violence

Dylann Roof’s acts of gun violence will total five times that of the financial costs of the Baltimore Riots. As one person he fatally shot nine people, opposed to the 200 people who were arrested in Baltimore for non-violent crimes Continue reading

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Teenage Ground Zero Attitude of Resistance

Every American parent has experienced the “epic fail” moment of parenting, when over a decade of child rearing meets the teenage ground zero attitude of resistance. Parenting a teen is without discrimination. Continue reading

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Blue Police in Black Communities

With rioting simultaneously taking place in over 100 cities across the United States, WNPR Where We Live recorded a live broadcast at Central Connecticut State University. They brought together academics and activists, researchers and a law enforcement officer, to join in frank conversation with students and others from the community. Continue reading

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MARION BARRY OFFERED UNIQUE EXAMPLE TO URBAN POLITICS

Marion Barry Jr. will leave behind a legacy of hope and redemption particularly for Black men who often find themselves on the “wrong side of the law” and end up in the criminal justice system. Some of the urban blue print for the re-entry of Black males may well reside in his life example. Continue reading

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URBAN GUN VIOLENCE A NATIONAL DISCUSSION

From New Haven Register: Shooting violence decried at New Haven vigil celebrating life of Erika Robinson (New Haven, Connecticut) A candlelight vigil in honor of Erika Robinson Fulcher was held Sunday October 26, 2014 in front of the former Key … Continue reading

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LIFE-SAVING TIPS FOR BLACK PASSENGERS

During a motor vehicle investigation or stop-frisk, the officer on scene will decide your fate based on his/her discretion. By that time, you already will have been arrested, pepper sprayed or tazered. Leave all of the homemade “street lawyer” debate for home or after the stop by police. Continue reading

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TEN SUCCESSFUL TIPS FOR RAISING YOUNG URBAN MALES

Monitoring your young male will be a very hard task. Several factors will increase or decrease the level of difficulties you will face as your young male grows older. Here are some Tried & True tips that will help make the process of monitoring him easier. Continue reading

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