Until we stop looking at these kids as monsters we will never break the cycle of gang violence.
By arresting minorities, America tries to show that it's fighting the drug problem while Whites in the suburbs are free to use and abuse drugs without solid police interference.
Since President-elect Barack Obama won the election last month, there's been some speculation about what this means for the American black community. ...
I've seen nothing to suggest that we accomplish much by brutalizing the small and troubled people who commit atrocities. Killing these four gang bangers who murdered Nequiel Fowler does nothing to honor or memorialize this beautiful child.
Clearly Mayor Daley cares about the well-being of Chicago. But does he care enough?
The decision by Mayor Daley and Police Superintendent Weis to deploy assault weapons on the streets of Chicago has been made without providing a demonstrable need for the weapon.
If we as Chicagoans truly want reduced levels of violence in our low-income high-crime neighborhoods then we must be prepared to face the unvarnished truth.
Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention program in the US and is in the front ranks of diverting young people from the trajectory that leads to marginalized lives, imprisonment and premature death.
The willingness of more young women, especially black women, to resort to fisticuffs to settle disputes has become an even bigger problem.
Father Greg Boyle wants to stop the causes of gang violence, instead of waiting to clean up the results.
Homeboy Industries will never truly contribute to our life-and-death struggle with gangs until they stop legitimizing, accommodating, and making excuses for this scourge.