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Entries by Janell Ross from 12/2012

Jordan Davis Shooting Result Of Florida's Gun Laws, Opponents Say

Posted 12.01.2012 | Black Voices

On Saturday, Lucia McBath and Ron Davis buried their 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis. That Davis was killed after an exchange about loud music is not...

Jordan Davis Shooting Death Reignites 'Stand Your Ground' Law Repeal Push

Posted 12.04.2012 | Black Voices

Two days after Jordan Davis’s parents buried the body of their 17-year-old son in the Georgia ground, a campaign to repeal "Stand Your Ground" laws ...

Jenni Rivera Death Draws U.S. Attention, Highlights Mexican Cultural Influence

Posted 12.11.2012 | Latino Voices

When the plane carrying Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera disappeared in Mexico this weekend, the mostly Latino fans who have watched her rise from...

De Selena a Jenni Rivera: ahora la cultura mexicana está en todas partes

Posted 12.13.2012 | Voces

Cuando el avión en el que viajaba la cantante mexicano-estadounidense Jenni Rivera desapareció en México el domingo pasado, sus seguidores, en su m...

Newtown Community Reacts to Shooting: 'This Kind Of Thing Doesn't Happen, Ever'

Posted 12.14.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK -- Residents describe the town of Sandy Hook as a tight-knit, quiet community with elaborate Halloween and Christmas displays, little crime a...

'Central Park Five' Documentary On New York Justice System Breakdown Pulls Filmmaker Into Legal Battle

Posted 12.16.2012 | Black Voices

The documentary begins in New York’s Central Park, with a large, hazy moon poking through a network of bare tree branches, followed by a sobering re...

U.S. Gun Violence 'Slow Drip' Continues Despite Connecticut Shootings

Posted 12.17.2012 | Crime

Friday night was supposed to be a celebration, a moment of young man levity after a nine-month stretch in which Avon Ball Jr. had worked to turn his l...

Gun Control Slowly Emerges As Defining Issue in Chicago Congressional Race

Posted 12.21.2012 | Black Voices

On Saturday, just one day after a gunman invaded a small-town Connecticut school, the 16 candidates vying to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and...

Child Gun Deaths Nationwide Number Nearly 6 Newtown Massacres

Posted 12.21.2012 | Latino Voices

Police reports about the final moments of Demetrius Cruz’s life include the kind of information that is at once difficult to fathom and yet somehow ...