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TRIBE X - Ep.7

Spottoon | Posted 11.04.2015 | Entertainment

An action-packed fantasy about two young men raised in a crime den who are forced against their will to fight each other to confront their inevitable fate.

Former Philly Gang Member on Honor, Reform and the Next Generation

Peak Johnson | Posted 10.05.2015 | Crime
Peak Johnson

Kevin Wilkins remembers the summer day long ago when he stared down a member of The Valley, a notorious gang that inhabited the streets of North Philadelphia in the '60s and '70s.

10-Year-Old Boy Reportedly Sets Fire To Store For Gang Initiation

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.13.2015 | Crime

A 10-year-old New York City boy is accused by police of trying to burn down a local store so he could join a Brooklyn gang. The boy, who reportedly li...

Fear Pervades El Salvador As Gang Violence Reaches New Levels

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Word on the street is that only the girlfriends of gang members are allowed to be redheads or blondes. So in this v...

(W)right It Out

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

I always knew I had a story to tell, but just didn't know when I could tell it without severe consequences.

Chiraq and the North Shore: A Tale of Two Summers

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Lazar

Tonight summer is in the air. My sons ran to the park up the street and I am left alone, with dappled light and open windows... I pour a glass of wine and position myself in the stream of dusk blushing the living room gold.

Evocative Photos Highlight New Zealand's Largest Street Gang

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts

Artist Jono Rotman discovered that there's more to gang members than violence and mayhem when he photographed New Zealand's Mighty Mongrel Mob. The...

Want to Know How to Recruit a Terrorist? Just Ask a Gangster . . .

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 05.27.2015 | Crime
Burke E. Strunsky

In efforts to limit the radicalization of American youth by ISIS, it is wise to employ strategies that have been most effective in combating the recruitment of young people by domestic criminal street gangs.

Religion Doesn't Create Terrorists. Society Does

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

If the goal is to stop this sort of organized violence that plagues the world, then finding other ways to provide disaffected youth the money, protection, inclusion and social bonding they are missing that lead them to become outlaws in the first place should be our top priority.

Hyper-Masculinity, Twin Peaks, & Gendered Violence

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While is it common knowledge that dogs, in particular male dogs, urine scent mark their territories, human males often mark their territories in other forms more noxious and poisonous than urine.

Former PBOL (Proud Bandido Old Lady) On the Culture and Lifestyle of the Bandidos Biker Gang

Quora | Posted 05.20.2015 | Crime

Being a female, I can only describe what it was like being in the one-percenter culture, but not the actual club. Members must be men. But make no mistake, women who are the wives or girlfriends of these men still spend a great deal of time around club members doing club stuff.

The Community Roots of Mother's Day

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

All of these moms have taught us, regardless of the obstacle -- be it extreme poverty, gang violence, managing children with special needs or even living in a refugee camp -- that there is nothing that a mom can't do when it comes to nurturing her community.

Aspiring Rapper Gets Life Sentence After Rap Lyrics Used As Evidence

REUTERS | Nate Raymond | Posted 04.03.2015 | Crime

(Reuters) - An accused New York City gang member was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for a slew of violent crimes, including three murders, af...

From Gangs & 'Gladiator School' to L.A. Chamber of Commerce

Kent G. Mendoza Morales | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Kent G. Mendoza Morales

Over the five years that I was incarcerated, I felt confused and often dehumanized. After dropping out of my gang, life became a daily struggle to survive. In no way was my incarceration an environment of rehabilitation. In fact, some even called our facility "gladiator school," because of the harsh treatments we faced daily.

Ann Brenoff

Behind LA's Dramatic Decline In Gang Violence | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact

From 1988 to 1998 -- known to some as the “decade of death” -- close to a thousand people per year were killed in Los Angeles. Gangs didn’t run ...

This Man Faces Life in Prison for ... Rapping

David Loy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Crime
David Loy

I've heard free speech isn't free, and Brandon Duncan, who raps as Tiny Doo, has learned that the hard way.

Choice Is a Privilege

Michael Beyer | Posted 04.01.2015 | Education
Michael Beyer

In a town like Chicago, "choice" isn't a right, but a privilege based on income, class, and skin color.

Mom Admits Helping Kids Hide Evidence In Gang Slaying Of Couple

AP | Posted 01.28.2015 | Crime

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A woman admitted on Wednesday that she helped two of her children conceal evidence of a gang-related double slaying that occurre...

This Controversial Policing Strategy May Be A Precursor To Gentrification

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.10.2015 | Black Voices

Since the 1990s, gang injunctions have been a widespread police strategy in many Los Angeles neighborhoods. But the controversial law enforcement tech...

Mexican Catholics Protest After Priest Is Reportedly Kidnapped From Seminary

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 12.24.2014 | Religion

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dozens of Roman Catholic priests and hundreds of parishioners marched through the southern Mexico city of Ciudad Altamirano on We...

In Panama, Ex-Gang Members Lead Tours of Former Danger Zones

Mark Chesnut | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Jafet Glissant was 14 years old when he joined Ciudad de Dios, a gang named after Cidade de Deus, the Brazilian film about street gangs in Rio de Janeiro. Today, he's a tour guide with Fortaleza Tours.

Learning to Love What You Have

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that's wise far beyond her years: "The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."

Illinois' Split Government Might Just Work

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.17.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

While Illinois House Speaker Rep. Michael Madigan can seem like a formidable figure in state politics, Rich Miller of Capitol Fax believes that he and Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner can work together to govern competently.

Why They Come: The Real Reason for the Surge of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Andrew Tucker Avorn | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Andrew Tucker Avorn

Claiming that the main motivation of the children who flee the Northern Triangle is anything other than violence and danger is worse than false, because such claims try to absolve Americans of the responsibility for solving the crisis.

In Praise of Mark Krikorian's Honesty: Let the Child Migrants Die

Laura Murray-Tjan | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Laura Murray-Tjan

As political leaders debate whom to blame for the surge of child migrants, most agree on one goal: deporting the children as quickly as possible. Yet few advocates of their removal are willing to state on the record that the children's death is a strong possibility.