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Black Star Project

Seven Solutions to End School Violence

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The problem of kids killing each other is not unsolvable. But it is not a problem that the mayor, aldermen, police officers and, least of all, the president will solve.

Chicago Beating Death Shocks White House -- But Now What?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

In the past year more than 40 young persons have been murdered in Chicago, many within a stone's throw of the president's home.

Activists Press Obama To Combat Chicago Student Killings

Chicago Sun-Times | Mike Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kids are dying in President Obama's backyard, and he needs to do something about it. That's what a Chicago activist group demanded Saturday as it call...

Father's Day: a Million Fathers to March on the First Day of School

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

When you stop to look at the array of organizations trying to address the crushing problem of poor children being left behind in U.S. schools there are groups out there just getting stuff done, like Chicago's Black Star Project.