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Derrion Albert

An Incubator for Peace

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.18.2013 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

While meanness, disrespect, misunderstanding and temper flare-ups are part of life everywhere, in some neighborhoods they can be life-or-death issues. Teaching social skills, empathy, respect and the ability to listen are absolutely crucial.

Michael Skolnik: "We Should Remember Their Names"

92nd Street Y | Posted 04.01.2013 | Black Voices
92nd Street Y

Political Director to Russell Simmons and co-president of GlobalGrind.com Michael Skolnik recently spoke with us about gun violence in America. After...

WATCH: Emanuel Attends Memorial For 260 Chicago Children Killed By Violence

Posted 01.02.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was among the attendees at a Monday memorial honoring some 260 Chicago Public School students killed by violence during the...

Top 4 Media Exploitations Of Black Children

newsone.com | David Moye | Posted 10.30.2011 | Weird News

Oftentimes the news is not newsworthy. A lot of times it’s just entertainment. Sometimes the media will exploit children for ratings, whether it ...

Last Suspect Sentenced In Derrion Albert's Murder

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The last suspect convicted in the 2009 videotaped beating death of a Chicago honors student was sentenced Monday to 32 years in prison...

Man Sentenced To 32 Years In Honor Student's Beating Death

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A Chicago man convicted in the 2009 videotaped beating death of a high school honors student was sentenced to 32 years in prison on Tu...

Chicago Youth Program Fights Violence With Employment

Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

Nearly 700 children were hit by gunfire last year in Chicago, according to a report by NPR. NPR has been chronicling the efforts by Chicago schools, p...

Man Gets 32 Years In Slaying Of CPS Student Caught On Tape

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 32 years in prison in the fatal beating of a high school honors student that was caught on video. C...

Derrion Albert Trial Begins: Teen Accused Of Fatally Beating Fenger Student In Court Tuesday

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The trial of a teen charged in the beating death of a 16-year-old Chicago honor student began Tuesday with jurors watching a video sho...

Teen Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison For Role In Honor Student's Slaying

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A Chicago teenager who pleaded guilty Friday to participating in the beating death of a high school honor student that was caught on v...

Teen Sentenced In Derrion Albert's Fatal Beating

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A 15-year-old found guilty in the beating death of a Chicago high school honor student will be confined to a juvenile detention center...

Teen Convicted In Honor Student's Beating Death Weeps In Courtroom

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Again and again defense attorneys and prosecutors played the same graphic video of 16-year-old Derrion Albert being beaten to death &n...

Teen Denies Roll In Honor Student's Murder

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A man accused of fatally beating a high school honors student who walked into a Chicago street brawl was convicted of murder late Tues...

Trial Begins For Another Teen Charged In Derrion Albert's Murder

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The trial began Monday for a second suspect in the beating death of a Chicago teenager, with prosecutors and defense attorneys clashin...

Wisdom 2.0 Panel Explores The Power Of New Media For Inner And Outer Transformation

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

What are the actual up- and downsides of social media's impact on spiritual awareness, compassion, authentic interconnection and social transformation?

Derrion Albert Murder Trial: Video Of Fatal Beating Shown In Court

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After deliberating for little more than half an hour, a jury convicted a 15-year-old boy of first-degree murder Wednesday in the 2009 ...

15-Year-Old Convicted Of Murder For Throwing Possibly Fatal Punch

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — He threw a single punch at Derrion Albert. But that punch in the midst of an attack by an angry mob that would kick, punch, stomp and...

Derrion Albert, 1 Year Later: Student's Death Brought National Attention To CPS Violence

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was a heinous act of violence, one captured on video, shown around the county (and the world), and one that was sadly symbolic of the violence Chic...

An Illegitimate Response to Chicago's Youth Violence

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Petro

A Manhattan Institute writer argues that any money spent on social services will be wasted until poor, black Chicagoans stop the prevalence of "unwed pregnancy" and the "culture of illegitimacy."

Lapoleon Colbert: Fifth Teen Charged In Beating Death Of Fenger Student

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A fifth teen has been charged in the beating death of Fenger High School student Derrion Albert, authorities said tonight. Lapoleon Colbert, 19, wa...

Rash Of Teen Deaths, Violence Due To School Reform?

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Even in the cold rain, Danielle Jones would rather stand on the street and wait for her father to pick her up from her high school on ...

Judge To CPS: Let Unsafe Fenger Students Transfer

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge says Chicago Public Schools must arrange for the immediate transfer of students who want to leave a South Side high sc...

A Hole in the Night

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

I remember big, white-teeth grins, laughter, especially from the kid in the white hoodie. He was laughing as he swung and connected with my cheekbone and I went down.

Teen Cleared In Derrion Albert's Beating Death With Little Explanation

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — First-degree murder charges were dropped Monday against one of four teens accused in the brutal beating of a Chicago honor student tha...

Fenger Violence Continues: Two More Teens Arrested

Chicago Sun-Times | ROSEMARY SOBOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two Fenger High School students were arrested in separate incidents -- including one in which a juvenile allegedly threatened to kill a security guard...