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Chicago Violence

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 ...

Spike Lee Defends His Planned Film On Chicago Violence

Reuters | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices

CHICAGO, May 14 (Reuters) - Movie director Spike Lee, known for films that deal frankly with racial issues, appeared in Chicago on Thursday to defend ...

A Most Violent Year

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Whether you see the film for its story, character depictions, New York habitat, or message -- or all of the above -- remember that since 1981 things have changed. Brutal social problems can be tackled. Safety and fairness can stand a chance. One person, one community, one city at a time.

Why Was Crawford, Texas Not Politicized Like Chicago Has Been?

Tina Issa | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Tina Issa

At what point did we start being a political party instead of Americans? I don't remember anyone trashing Crawford, Texas and saying it was a horrible place.

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.

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...

Chicago Fights Violence With Yoga

AP | By DON BABWIN | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact

CHICAGO (AP) — With their brightly colored mats spread along a sidewalk, Tameka Lawson's yoga students try to follow her instructions: concentrate o...

Could Hip Hop Hold The Answer To Changing These Kids Lives?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices

A growing body of research suggests that those who live in violence-stricken communities are subject to post-traumatic stress and PTSD at rates higher...

For Mothers in Mourning: A Solemn Prayer

Michael W. Waters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I awoke one recent morning with an overwhelming sense of grief and anguish. My heart was unusually heavy, the cause for which I did not know. After some still moments, my mind soon returned to my bedtime reading.

Inner City Blues: Chicago Style

Evan F. Moore | Posted 06.28.2014 | Chicago
Evan F. Moore

The unfortunate side of the reporting of the violence is that someone or something is going to profit from it.

Chief Keef Hits the North Shore: Two Chicago Perspectives

Sheila Quirke | Posted 06.10.2014 | Chicago
Sheila Quirke

Last year, Englewood's very own, Interscope Records recording artist Chief Keef, moved to the north suburban enclave of Northfield. Apparently, he's been nothing but trouble ever since.

Chicago's Controversial New Police Program Prompts Fears Of Racial Profiling

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

A controversial new policing strategy being touted by Chicago's top cop for helping reduce gang violence is raising questions over its possible racist...

How Anti-Gang Efforts Are Impacting Chicago Violence

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A year ago, Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs sunk to perhaps its lowest point when Michelle Obama came home for the...

What Black Boys in Chicago Can Learn from Shani Davis

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.05.2014 | Chicago
Kelsey Minor

With the Winter Olympics about to kick off in Sochi, I came across Chicago native Shani Davis and I thought what an honest and perfect example to boys of color in a city so hampered down by violence.

LOOK: Vice's 8-Part 'Chiraq' Series Debuts

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

As Chicago's violence grabs headlines and its hip-hop scene grabs airplay, the intersection of rap, politics and crime is the focus of yet another doc...

Why Fox News Lost Interest in Chicago Murders (Hint: Crime Rate Is Way Down)

Eric Boehlert | Posted 03.09.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

For years, Obama's critics have wanted to use Chicago as the centerpiece for a debate about guns and crime in America. With its crime and murder rate down dramatically, do O'Reilly, Drudge and Malkin still want to have that debate? Their silence suggests the answer is no.

Joseph Erbentraut

LOOK: New Book Will Document The Toll Of Youth Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

For seven years, Chicago-based photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz has dutifully documented the faces of youth violence in Chicago and other U.S. cities ...

FBI To Look For New Ways To Reduce Violence In Chicago

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 12.03.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The new head of Chicago's FBI office said Monday he'll look for ways his agents can do more to help stem homicide rates and other vio...

WATCH: Confronting Chicago's Gang Violence Epidemic

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.26.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2013, nearly 2,000 people in Chicago were shot and 329 were killed. While those numbers are lower than 2012, the threat of gang violence remains a ...

A Skewed System of Checks and Balances

Angela Caputo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Angela Caputo

In Cook County and Chicago, the checks-and-balance system is skewed. As a result, thousands of people sit in the county jail each year on charges that most likely wouldn't warrant incarceration even if they were found guilty.

When Guns Do Kill People

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

America's love affair with guns has now reached a zenith (or a nadir, depending on how you look at it), wherein no amount of carnage seems to be able to change our basic fondness for owning guns.

Guns and Roses

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

Just because viruses are hard to battle, that does not mean that we should stop our efforts to find cures or at least new treatments that help to heal the illness of gun violence.

Study Finds Link Between Liquor Stores And Gun Violence

Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices

The city of Chicago has been plagued by horrific incidences of gun violence, as more and more lives have been claimed, particularly in the city's sout...

'Chi Raq' Documentary Examines Shooters, Survivors Of City Violence

Posted 09.12.2013 | Chicago

As Chicago's violence problem is simultaneously ignored and examined, one London-based filmmaker turned his lens on people most affected by it living ...

The Security Paradox: How Security Does Not Lead to Safety for our Youth

Eli Williamson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Eli Williamson

While both pro-gun and anti-violence supporters have spent millions of dollars to either arm or disarm people, the resources that have been dedicated to equip at-risk youth with opportunities, skills, and academic support are woefully ignored year after year.