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This City Is The Most Dangerous Place In America To Be Black

International Business Times | Posted 01.28.2014 | Black Voices

Murder rates in the United States continue to plunge to historic lows -- even the blood-soaked streets of Chicago recorded a 16 percent drop in homici...

No Easy Answer for President Obama on Hadiya Pendleton's Funeral

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.07.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The push for Obama to attend Pendleton's funeral begs the question of whether he has a special obligation to appear at every victim of violence's funeral. The answer is no.

Study: Crack Cocaine Markets Responsible For Decline In Black Male Graduation Rates

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

A recent study attributes the emergence of a black-white education gap in the mid-1980s to a rise in crack cocaine markets. The authors — William...

No Boom In Black Teen Homicides: Freakonomics Author

Chicago Sun-Times | Frank Main | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Freakonomics author Steven Levitt dismissed a new study that points to a sharp rise in homicides by black teens in recent years. The study's author, ...