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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 | Home
92nd Street Y

Political Director to Russell Simmons and co-president of 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 | David Moye | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home

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

Chicago Youth Program Fights Violence With Employment

Posted 05.26.2011 | Home

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...

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

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
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, 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...

A Call to Arms to Save Our Youth

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Bobby Rush

Right now, as the city I love mourns its way through yet another deadly weekend of gun-related violence, our youth far too often get caught in the crossfire.

Family Of Teen Exonerated In Derrion Albert Death Won't Be Kicked Out Of Home After All

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The teen who was exonerated of murdering classmate Derrion Albert will not return to the troubled school, the Sun-Times reports. Eugene Bailey won't ...

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...

A Post-Olympic Plan for a City Under Siege

Kevin Coval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kevin Coval

The city will be abuzz with language and records of now from people who are normally never heard from, the youth. Seen and now heard. And safe.

Fenger Students Cleared To Transfer Schools

Chicago Tribune | Angie Leventis Lourgos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ten Chicago Public Schools students who sued the district last month alleging an unsafe environment at Fenger High School will be allowed to transfer ...

All the News That's Fit to Print

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

By reporting the facts, we can, as a society, stop what is really causing young inner city girls to believe that their economic worth extends no further than child assistance checks.

Today's Derrion Albert Wholly Different From 1977 Predecessor

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Derrick K. Baker

Back in 1977, I was Derrion Albert. But today, sadly, I shudder and cringe at the thought of trying to wade through life as a 16-year-old African-American Chicago public school student.

We Are the Obama Effect

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sara Haile-Mariam

Derrion Albert's death should resonate from coast to coast, because his early departure represents a lost opportunity; a life that could have given back has been taken.

How Sports Can Help End Violence

Karl Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karl Costello

The opportunities sports provides are too often squandered by individuals and institutions that care so little for youth that their environment allows for the murder of a Derrion Albert.

Neighborhood School Carver Will Be Opened To Some Fenger Students Following Derrion Albert's Death

Chicago Breaking News | Azam Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools announced today it will open enrollment at a South Side military academy for students who no longer want to attend Fenger High ...

Mom Of Derrion Albert Murder Suspect: They Have The Wrong Kid

Chicago Sun-Times | ROSALIND ROSSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ava Greyer insisted witnesses have said her son, Eugene Bailey, 17, was not the teen depicted on a cell phone video striking Derrion....

Daley Holds Violence Meeting In Wake of Derrion Albert Beating Death

Chicago Sun-Times | MAUREEN O'DONNELL AND FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On his first day back at work after the Olympics debacle, Mayor Daley called a high-level meeting Monday with city and school officials to seek an ans...

Teens Charged In Derrion Albert Beating Death Plead Not Guilty

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three young men accused of beating a Chicago Public School student to death in a high profile case have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them...

Fox Explains Why It Bought And Aired Teen Beating Death Footage

Fox Chicago | Carol Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

No one thought this television report would be any different than the countless other similar stories, usually highlighted by grieving classmates and ...

'This Is A State Of Emergency'

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Responding to a wave of teen violence and the brutal killing of honor student Derrion Albert, the Rev. Jesse Jackson hopped on a school bus to escort ...

No Safe Passage: Little Rock to Chicago

Bernardine Dohrn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bernardine Dohrn

Remember the eight extraordinary students in Little Rock who ultimately required the presence of troops for their safe passage into the school they finally integrated? Where was Derrion Albert's safe passage?