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Chicago Gun Violence

July 4th Celebrations Marred By Fears Of Terrorism, Gun Violence

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States celebrates July Fourth on Monday with parades, hotdog eating contests and fireworks shows amid heightened secur...

Not One More Victim

Eli Broad | Posted 06.02.2016 | Los Angeles
Eli Broad

On June 1, a gunman opened fire in an engineering lab at UCLA, killing two and setting off a mass manhunt and a campus-wide lockdown. Every few mo...

Empathy for the Young Black Men in Chicago

Timeica Bethel | Posted 05.26.2016 | Chicago
Timeica Bethel

When I saw this news story on Facebook, I clicked to read the comments below the article. Many people offered condolences and remarked on how alarming the gun violence rate in Chicago has become. One particular comment thread caught my eye.

A Chicago Teacher's Struggle to Get Kids to College in a Culture of Violence and Fear

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 05.24.2016 | Black Voices
Marilyn Rhames

Most nights, all I can do is close my eyes and pray for these Black and Latino kids, trusting the all-seeing eye to protect them from other kids who also bury their pistols beneath boxers and briefs, kids who aren't as afraid to point and shoot.

'It's Difficult to Keep the Momentum Going Begun by the Tragic Shooting at Sandy Hook' Says Nicole Heath

Jessica Mindich | Posted 05.19.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

"I think there are many gun laws that could make all of us safer, but realistically, I think we should just try to close the loophole in the existing background check law."

How The NRA Is Making Bank Off Of Urban Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

Chicago’s long-standing bad rap on gun violence drew fresh attention in the first months of 2016 when early numbers suggested that the city was faci...

From Behind Bars, Jon-Adrian Velazquez Works to 'Create Healthy Communities' to Reduce Gun Violence by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.21.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and w...

Filmmaker Abigail Disney advises 'When a film relies on violence for entertainment, walk out.' Interview No. 12

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.15.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.   YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and ...

'Murder is My Beat, Sadly I Make a Living From It.' Meet LAPD Detective John Skaggs

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.08.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

"I am most proud of my work for bringing some form of closure to the family and friends of victims that have been murdered. Many people who have lost a loved one to violence feel better knowing the suspect responsible cannot hurt others and is not enjoying the freedoms that we have."

An Interview With Senator Richard Blumenthal Reveals What You Can Do to Intiate Common-sense Reforms

Jessica Mindich | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Jessica Mindich

"A problem as serious and complicated as gun violence will always have multiple causes. One key cause is Americans' easy access to firearms without background checks that would keep firearms away from criminals and others."

Community & Unity Are Essential to Ending Gun Violence in America Interview No. 9 Meet Aquil Crooks by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

Chicago Teen In Anti-Violence Video Critically Wounded In Shooting

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.27.2016 | Black Voices

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago teenager who appeared in an award-winning anti-violence video was in critical condition in a hospital on Sunday after he...

Mobilizing With Music for Gun Violence Prevention: Interview No. 8 With 'The Million Mom March' Founder Donna Dees by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

We Need to Talk to People We Disagree With About Fighting Gun Violence says Interview No. 7 Anel Lopez Gorham by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.15.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

I am proud to introduce you to each of them and excited to share their insights into how all of us can be a part of the solution to "Raise The Caliber" of our communities.

'To End Gun Violence, We Must Focus on People,' Says 'The Voice's' Adley Stump in Interview No. 6 by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.09.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and w...

You Can Do Something About It, Interview No. 5: Meet Shepard Fairey

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts
Jessica Mindich

"We live in a country that has largely glamorized the myth of the armed hero who protects the powerless and saves the day."

3 Things Every Citizen Can Do to Make a Difference in Reducing Gun Violence...Meet Gotham Chopra (Interview No. 4)

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and women who are leaders, activists and influencers on the subject of gun violence in America.

Moms Unite to Fight The Gun Violence Epidemic

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

Amidst the tears and pain, mothers are banning together in large numbers and massive diversity across the United States lobbying for stricter gun laws, spreading love and hope on some of Chicago's toughest streets and sending the message that action is needed now.

I AM DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT...Meet Jennifer Mascia. Her Job is to chronicle who gets shot in America

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.15.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Although our backgrounds, experiences and the challenges we face in our work are as complex as the causes and the solutions to this epidemic, all have shown that there is more that can be done to end this senseless loss of human life.

'We Are Doing Something About It' -- How 3 Detroit High School Seniors Are Fighting Illegal Gun Violence

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.09.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and ...

I Am Doing Something About It... Meet Byron Bigelow

Jessica Mindich | Posted 01.29.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.

You Can Do Something About It

Jessica Mindich | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

In the days after San Bernardino we were back to pointing fingers of blame instead of taking a long hard look in the mirror and asking what we can do as individuals and as a society to make it stop.

Guns and Politics and What Actually Reduces Gun Violence

Paul Heroux | Posted 01.20.2016 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Guns are one of the most divisive aspects of public policy in America. One wants to expand gun ownership and the other side reduce guns in America. Both argue that their own perspective will reduce violence with guns. I disagree. Neither argues from a point of view about what works.

Chicago, "If We Stop Dreaming, We die"

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 01.15.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

Gathered around the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963, accompanied by Mahalia Jackson singing "How I Got Over," and Bob Dylan's st...

Congress Must Act Now to Stop America's Gun Violence Epidemic

Rep. Robin Kelly | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices
Rep. Robin Kelly

The daily shootings in America's inner cities are all too frequent reminders of the tragic impact of gun violence on our national well-being. Some studies suggest that repeated exposure to shootings in urban areas is akin to the trauma suffered by soldiers in war zones.