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Chicago Gun Violence

Black on Black Crime: The Myth That Divides

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

I cannot imagine hearing of lives lost of someone of a different race than me and brushing it off as "their" problem. As a nation, citizens being affected by violence and having to live in unsafe communities is an American problem, not a black problem.

Chicago Starts The Week With 14 Shot In 15 Hours

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.30.2015 | Crime

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Man Reportedly Dies Shielding Mother From Gunfire

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 06.21.2015 | Crime

A Chicago man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon while shielding his mother from bullets, according to family members. Dietra Luckett told the ...

Rebecca Klein

Chicago High School Students Pay Tribute To Kids Killed By Guns | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.27.2015 | Arts

The lives of young gun violence victims in Chicago may be lost, but an art project by local high school students seeks to make sure that they are not ...

In the Debate Over Police and Race, We Can't Forget the Most Critical Issue

Toni Irving | Posted 03.21.2015 | World
Toni Irving

The police are just one actor in a larger stage driven by our racial climate. Their roles are more visible and are attended to, accordingly. We must do a better job building bridges between law enforcement and people of color and roads to stronger communities.

Kim Bellware

How To Slow Down Shootings In A City Plagued By Gun Violence | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.12.2015 | Crime

In a city like Chicago, which regularly grapples with gun violence, street shootings are often referred to as "senseless" or "random"; the violence it...

Homicides Drop, But Shootings Rise As Chicago Still Struggles With Guns And Violence

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

Though Chicago is ending 2014 with its lowest number of homicides since 1965, a look at the broader picture of gun violence in the Windy City tells a ...

Sam Stein

Pamela Wright's Son Was Shot Dead A Month After Newtown. This Is Her Story. | Sam Stein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tyrone Lawson's pictures are still on the wall of his home in Chicago. His clothes are there, too. Every now and then, his mother, Pamel...

This Jewelry Brand Has Destroyed 40,000 Illegal Weapons Through Its Charitable Giving

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

Peter Thum saw preteens carrying rifles while he was in Kenya and Tanzania. Disturbed by the sight, the social entrepreneur decided to become a cataly...

Illinois Senate and Governor Candidates in Gun Denial

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 10.31.2014 | Chicago
Martha Rosenberg

It barely made headlines earlier this month. A man with an assault rifle fired at a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line train around noon on a weekday in Chicago's busy downtown.

Changing Chicago: Reducing Violence in the Windy City

Robert Piper | Posted 12.02.2014 | Chicago
Robert Piper

Chicago is home to some of the greatest architecture, culture, food and people in the country. Causing change can't just come from a few people in one community; it needs to come from all. It's going to take the entire city of Chicago to create change.

Americans Are Totally Wrong About Which U.S. City Is Most Dangerous

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.25.2014 | Crime

A new poll found that over half of Americans think Chicago is more dangerous than any other large U.S. city. But their perception does not match the r...

9-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Chicago Yard

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

A distraught family is looking for answers after a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot in the back yard of a Chicago apartment building Wednesday afternoo...

Relative Of Slain Teen: 'I'm So, So Angry At The World Right Now'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices

A 16-year-old girl who was dedicated to her schoolwork and wanted to work in forensic science was among the seven people killed in shootings across Ch...

Organizer Of Parade Where 2 Teens Were Shot Faults Media For Coverage

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

The organizer of one of Chicago's most popular annual parades -- and the nation's largest African-American parade -- is lashing out after a shooting w...

The Long-Lasting Emotional Toll Of Violence In Chicago

MSNBC | Trymaine Lee | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

CHICAGO— Keauna Wise knows death could come at any moment. So she waits with knots in her stomach and tears in her eyes. She’s often breathless, w...

Joseph Erbentraut

This Is What It's Like To Lose Your Own Child To Gun Violence | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

On May 10, 2007, Annette Nance-Holt lost her only child, 16-year-old Blair, when a gang member opened fire on the Chicago bus he was riding. Blair dov...

Fifth-Graders In Chicago Write To Newspaper: 'You Don't Really Know Us'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

A group of fifth-graders came together to write an op-ed published last week in The Chicago Tribune in an effort to combat "the constant negative publ...

Man Fatally Shot Outside Lollapalooza After Party

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

A 32-year-old man was gunned down early Sunday outside an unofficial Lollapalooza after party at a nightclub in downtown Chicago. According to DNAi...

Joseph Erbentraut

Gun Violence May Cost America's Most Famous Mayor His Job | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

It's been another violent summer in Chicago. More than 80 people were shot, 16 fatally, over the Fourth of July holiday weekend -- the bloodiest we...

At Least 40 Shot In Chicago Weekend Wave Of Violence

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Su...

11-Year-Old Killed By Stray Bullet At Sleepover, No Arrests Yet

AP | Posted 07.20.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Police say they haven't arrested anyone yet in the death of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet while at a fr...

Feds Sending More Support To Combat Chicago Violence

AP | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are sending more agents to Chicago to help the police department fight violence after the city experienced a bloody...

Twitter Says #FixingChicago Doesn't Require The National Guard

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.10.2014 | Black Voices

Gun violence in Chicago left over a dozen people dead and more than 60 others wounded over the Fourth of July weekend. Amid now-familiar calls to brin...

Jesse Jackson: Chicago Needs A 'Reconstruction Plan'

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices

Amid reports of yet another young life lost to gun violence in Chicago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called the surge of shootings in the city over the Four...