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'Mothers Of The Movement' Trust Hillary Clinton To End Gun Violence In This Country

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Prior to their speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, seven mothers of ...

How Not to Help Poor, Black Children

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 03.21.2016 | Home
Marilyn Rhames

Four years ago, I traveled to Cameroon on an educational mission trip. I packed as light as I could to carry as many school supplies and books as poss...

First Lady Delivers Emotional Commencement Address At Chicago High School

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Home

“I know the struggles many of you face, how you walk the long way home to avoid the gangs; how you fight to concentrate on your schoolwork when ther...

#WearingOrange is More Than Just a Hashtag

Shannon Watts | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Shannon Watts

Yesterday, on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, I joined moms, teens, gun violence survivors and everyday Americans fighting for gun sense at a block party in Harold Washington Park on the South Side of Chicago.

Two Years Later, Chicago Recalls Hadiya Pendleton's Promise

Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul | Posted 04.01.2015 | Chicago
Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul

The national sense of urgency over the reckless violence that two years ago yesterday took the life of an honor roll student like Hadiya Pendleton -- who just a week earlier had performed at President Obama's inauguration -- has vanished. Yet there are signs of change here in Chicago, however gradual.

These Are The Most Memorable State Of The Union Guests

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Home

On Jan. 26, 1982, President Ronald Reagan began the tradition of honoring extraordinary Americans during the annual State of the Union address. Th...

Inner City Blues: Chicago Style

Evan F. Moore | Posted 06.28.2014 | Chicago
Evan F. Moore

The unfortunate side of the reporting of the violence is that someone or something is going to profit from it.

Hadiya Pendleton Died 1 Year Ago Wednesday

Posted 01.29.2014 | Chicago

Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: BRONZEVILLE — Hadiya Pendleton's parents Nathaniel and Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton said if she ...

Hadiya Pendleton Foundation Gets Big Support From McDonald's Owner

Posted 01.26.2014 | Chicago

Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago KENWOOD — The parents of slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton will be presented with a donation F...

One Year Later

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

One year later, despite Congress's appalling lack of action, there has been important progress in some areas and states. The White House has quietly delivered on most of the executive actions President Obama promised in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.

So Many Tears: The Year in Black Pain

Michael W. Waters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Home
Michael W. Waters

There are certain years, concretized within our collective memory, noted for the multiplicity of tragedies encountered over the duration of its days. For African Americans, 2013 possesses all the painful markings of such a year.

Hadiya Pendleton's Parents Discuss Addressing Chicago Gun Violence

Posted 06.18.2013 | Home

With more than three dozen people shot and seven dead, this past weekend marked the most violent in Chicago this year. Despite a decline in homicides ...

We Can Do Better

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2013 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

Every three days guns kill more than 20 children and teens, enough to fill a school classroom. We have likely had the equivalent of 67 Newtowns in the numbers of child deaths since December 14.

'The War In Chicago' Focus Of New '48 Hours' Feature

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's violence problem is once again in the national spotlight, this time as the focus of an upcoming CBS News special by "48 Hours." In the n...

Michelle Obama's Underrated Power

Salon | Posted 04.11.2013 | Home

Much has been made of the prominence of men like President Obama, Michael Bloomberg and Wayne LaPierre in the nation’s current debate on gun safety ...

WATCH: First Lady Tears Up During Speech On Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.10.2013 | Home

First Lady Michelle Obama teared up as she gave a speech on gun violence in Chicago on Wednesday. Obama, who was in Chicago to speak with business ...

Sam Stein

Mothers Of Children Killed By Gun Violence Balance Grief And Advocacy | Sam Stein | Posted 03.29.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- At any other time her name would likely be forgotten as just another of the estimated eight mothers a day in the U.S. who lose a child t...

911 Tapes Released In Hadiya Pendleton's Killing

Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago

Tapes of the 911 calls that came moments after the January shooting death of Chicago teenager Hadiya Pendleton are out, and the anonymous callers desc...

Let's Get One Million Kids Cooking

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.08.2013 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Our vision is to be a change agent, industry and thought leader in promoting wellness in the fight against childhood obesity. We have an incredible call list of friends, activators, influencers and doers across the globe ready to join us in making this vision become a reality.

Empowered Women Are Game Changers

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 04.30.2013 | Home
Andrea L. Zopp

Black women want to lead. Whether it's in their homes, their communities, their churches or in the business world, modern women want their shot at the big chair, and it's time we give it to them.

Hope in Change

Tim King | Posted 04.30.2013 | Home
Tim King

Our changes must go beyond simple gun control; they must be thoughtful, comprehensive and persistent. Controlling the proliferation of guns is important, but supporting educational and community programs are our best bet to break the cycle of violence.

A Gun Safety Victory

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Home
Joe Peyronnin

Normally a Democratic Congressional primary would attract little national attention. But the contest Tuesday in Illinois' Second Congressional District pitted two political giants against each other: the National Rifle Association and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

'Uproar Chicago' Collects Stories Of Gun Violence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.28.2013 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Reporting by Joy White The city of Chicago saw its deadliest January in over a decade in 2013, according to the Associated Press, amassing over 40 ho...

Hadiya's Story: Love in the Time of Hate

Rebecca Sive | Posted 04.21.2013 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

I couldn't help myself: Super Bowl Sunday I found myself mulling over the state of the union.

Christina Wilkie

Slain Inauguration Singer's Mom Pleads For Gun Control | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.20.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The mother of slain Chicago teenager Hadiya Pendleton on Friday released a public service advertisement urging members of Congress to su...