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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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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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Special Investigation: Curbing Urban Gun Violence

Why are so many young Black males carrying guns? Lack of structure in some homes, a desire of some young people not to have “to work hard like someone else had to” for material goods, and lack of opportunities and recreational outlets are contributors to violence, he said. Even hunger can play a role. “Most kids have no organization and the easy way to get anything is to take it; jealously and poverty runs rampant in the community.” “Thirteen- and 14-year-olds are forced to be very violent; these are the ‘stick-up kids’ in the streets that will get a pistol and rob or kill anyone to make money to feed their families,”
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Promoting Black Fatherhood

2014 must bring a new era of though that in order to reduce and prevent urban and suburban gun violence we must purge our heart, minds and homes of behaviors that lead to all types of violence. We could think of it as “Violence Free Families” lead to “Violence Free Communities” that lead to “Violence Free Cities.” Continue reading

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Successful Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence Workshop

Successful Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence has been designed as an interactive workshop to insure that Law Enforcement Officers, Administrators, Educators and Parents will walk away with in depth knowledge of the role that firearms play in the past, present and future of American society. Continue reading

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Two Cultures Meet To End Gun Violence

Last night a group of activists, citizens, and elected officials had an organizing meeting about supporting state laws and policies that could help stop gun violence. Continue reading

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Post-Newtown “Town Meeting”

The town meeting’s mission: To move beyond the political posturing and yelling, and launch a reasoned, passionate quest for solutions to the tricky policy questions that have taken center stage in Connecticut and at the state Capitol since Adam Lanza shot 20 little children to death on Dec. 14 at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School Continue reading

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Campus Shooting at Lone Star College in north Houston

Another college campus shooting. This one in Lone Star College in north Houston. Continue reading

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YOUNG URBAN MALES AT BREAKING POINT

He looked into my eyes and said, “Alive!” Continue reading

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What Bridgeport Should Know About Curfews

One of the best way to reduce urban gun violence is through effective partnerships between the community and its police department. It may sound “corny” but it is about police officers regularly walking the beat in the same neighborhood and personally interacting with the community on a day-to-day basis….. Continue reading

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