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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shafiq Tackles The Causes and Solutions To #Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri: A Case Study in Urban Policing (Hartford, Conn – 8-18-2014) NPR-Where We Live: The fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown sent hundreds of angry protesters into the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. On 8-18-2014, Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur appeared … 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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