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Rivaling Brownsville Gangs To Schedule Peace Talk To Stop Violence

Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

Following years of increasing violence and last month's horrific murder of Zurana Horton, the mother of 12 children who bravely shielded students from...

Cameraman Killed In Police Operation In Rio Slum

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | World

SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian television network says one of its cameramen has been shot to death during a police operation against drug traffickers in a R...

FBI Considers Juggalos A Gang

Posted 12.29.2011 | Crime

The FBI is monitoring a growing gang with members across the country who dress in customary colors, assemble for rowdy annual meetings and control the...

Jorge Luis Macias

HIV, Life Or Death: The Story Of Alex Castillo

HuffingtonPost.com | Jorge Luis Macias | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- As a teenager, Alex Castillo had a hard time handling his homosexuality, and found it pretty much impossible to talk about it with his ...

The Abandoned Class

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Will Occupy Wall Street hold together long enough to cut to the deep chase?

Aurelia Fierros

Latino Teens Write Stories Telling Full Tale Of Their 'Hood

HuffingtonPost.com | Aurelia Fierros | Posted 12.14.2011 | Latino Voices

In the Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, a group of high school students write and produce a newspaper looking at their own communi...

WATCH: A Cure For Inner-City Violence?

Posted 11.30.2011 | Crime

Finding a way to end gang violence is as easy as offering gang members a "way out." At least according to David Kennedy, author of "Don't Shoot" an...

Eden Center Businesses: Crime Probe Is Unfair, Will Hurt Business

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

Emotions have been running high in Northern Virginia's Vietnamese community since last month's gang task force raid on the popular Eden Center shoppin...

Chicago Gang Rivals Band Together To Control Neighborhood Drug Trade

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

At first glance, the intersection of Lexington and Pulaski doesn't look very prosperous. Ugly, empty lots anchor two of the corners. There's a yell...

WATCH: President Obama Targets International Organized Crime Gangs

AP | By STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 09.24.2011 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced a broadside of harsh new sanctions against four far-flung criminal cartels on Monday, part of what it...

At-Risk Teens Arrive in Washington to Ensure Congress Doesn't Cut Youth Programs

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

As part of the fifth-annual Youth Empowerment Summit, the students will converge on Capitol Hill on Thursday to meet with their individual representatives, share personal stories, and advocate for their policy recommendations.

LA to Dublin and Beyond

Brian Center | Posted 08.30.2011 | Los Angeles
Brian Center

The Summit Against Violent Extremism was a gathering of survivors of violence, former extremists and gang members, policy wonks and others interested in finding new ways to stop violence and give hope to youth.

Test Of Nerves At Dangerous Street Corner In Humboldt Park

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.18.2011 | Chicago

Jesus Diaz decided against burying his slain teenage son during the Puerto Rican Day Parade. The 15-year-old boy was shot to death Monday at Kildar...

Newark Police Offer Gang Members A Tough Ultimatum

West Ward, NJ Patch | Joshua Wilwohl | Email the Author | 12:01am | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York

This fall, the Newark Police Department will offer gang members two choices: quit the life or go to federal prison. The strategy -- known as Ceasef...

WATCH: UNICEF Supported Program Gives Struggling Youth Future Options

Posted 08.05.2011 | Impact

For adolescents growing up in a Timor-Leste neighborhood notorious for gang fights and youth violence, hitting the books and shooting some hoops can g...

Pastor Of Second Chances

Katherine Marshall | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Homeboy Industries today is a bustling bundle of different offices and departments. A non-profit organization, it is proud to call itself the largest gang rehabilitation program anywhere.

The Two Sides of Youth Engagement

Alex Wirth | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education
Alex Wirth

It is time for our community leaders to understand that youth must be engaged, and it must be done correctly.

The Real History Behind MOCA's Controversial Street Art Show

ARTINFO | Posted 07.15.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Los Angeles MOCA's blockbuster "Art in the Streets" show has churned out one controversy after another, from the uproar over the whitewashing of Blu's...

PHOTOS: Ex-Gang Members, Artists Collaborate For A Show About Violence, Hope

Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts

This collaborative project between ex-gang members and LA artist Nancy Baker Cahill is visually haunting. Participants in the project tell their stori...

WATCH: Grandma Mentors South Side Chicago Gang Members

Posted 06.08.2011 | Impact

Amid rampant gang violence in a Chicago South Side neighborhood, a grandmother has an open door policy. Roseland resident Diane Latiker, 54, started ...

Our Own Child Soldiers

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.29.2011 | Books
Aldo Civico

What if we look at the life of gang members through the experience of child soldiers in Africa? Is the experience of children manipulated and dragged into war all that different from the one of teenagers recruited by gangs in our own cities?

Last Suspect Arrested For Moreno Valley Gang Rape Of 11 Year Old

AP | Posted 05.28.2011 | Los Angeles

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — The last suspect in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl at a park bathroom was arrested Monday, authorities said. Mich...

One Gun in the Wrong Hands, Six Innocent Lives Lost

Peter Rhee | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Peter Rhee

Tucson is a peaceful place, not somewhere you expect to see many gunshot wounds. Fixing simple gaps in the law could mean the difference between a warzone and another beautiful day.

The Big Myth About Chicago Violence

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

After surviving the blizzard of 2011, it is fair to say that Chicagoans have suffered with cabin fever. But it is not fair to blame the recent spike in violence on warm weather.

CeaseFire: Success Beyond Chicago

Tio Hardiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Shootings and killings plague too many of our nation's neighborhoods. But the good news is that CeaseFire is moving to cities across the nation.