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In One Month, 3 Black Transgender Women Were Killed In Louisiana

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.02.2017 | Queer Voices

Three transgender women of color were killed in Louisiana in the month of February, with two of the killings taking place just 48 hours apart. Chyna ...

Video Captures Courthouse Beating Of Inmate Accused of Killing Chicago Child

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.17.2017 | Crime

The man accused of killing an 11-year-old Chicago girl was attacked by another inmate before a courthouse hearing, and it was captured on surveillance...

Teen Subject Of Amber Alert Charged In Mom's Killing

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 02.17.2017 | Crime

Chastinea Reeves, a 15-year-old Indiana teen who was found safe after a statewide Amber Alert, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbi...

7-Year-Old Suffered 20 Gunshot Wounds In Grandma's Bed

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.15.2017 | Black Voices

A 7-year-old girl suffered as many as 20 gunshot wounds when she was killed last year while sleeping, an autopsy has found. A’yanna Allen was in bed...

Police Suspect Serial Killer In Decades-Old Murder Mystery

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.30.2017 | Crime

The cold-case slayings of a woman and three children whose bodies were sealed in steel drums and dumped in the New Hampshire woods have been linked by...

Lescroart's FATAL Is Good and Messy

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper FATAL by John Lescroart John Lescroart is primarily known as the author of the series of novels featur...

Helper Charged In Slaying Of Missing Real Estate Investor

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.11.2017 | Crime

An Arizona maintenance man was charged Wednesday in the shooting death of his real estate investor boss, whose remains were found over the weekend 19 ...

Homicide Charges Dropped Against Ex-Wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.04.2017 | Crime

Homicide charges have been dismissed against former professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, who was accused of killing his girlfriend 34 yea...

Depressing Data Shows Heroin Deaths Topped Gun Homicides Last Year

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.10.2016 | Healthy Living

Heroin deaths surpassed gun homicide deaths last year for the first time in more than 15 years, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Center...

Louisiana Sheriff Uses Joe McKnight Press Conference To Attack Critics

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.06.2016 | Sports

The man who police say shot and killed former New York Jets running back Joe McKnight last week has been arrested on manslaughter charges, the Jeffers...

Former NFL Player Joe McKnight Dead At 28

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.03.2016 | Sports

Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was shot and killed on Thursday afternoon in an apparent road rage incident in Louisiana, the Jefferson Parish Sh...

Teen Who Killed Allegedly Abusive Dad Will Spend Holidays In Jail Awaiting Trial

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.23.2016 | Black Voices

It was midsummer when 14-year-old Bresha Meadows picked up her father’s gun and allegedly shot him in the head, killing the man who she said brutall...

The Soullessness Of Jury Duty

Mara Shapshay | Posted 08.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

Last week I was called to jury duty. I was one of those delusional citizens who was a big believer that every American should perform their civic dut...

No Time To Waste Real Change in an Era of Gun Violence

Jessica Mindich | Posted 06.09.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

On June 11, 2016, through my work with The Caliber Collection, I will fully finance a THIRD gun buyback and amnesty program.  After two successful b...

The Walker Family Calls for Action and Healing in Wichita, Kansas in Response to the Murder of Reese Walker, a Transgender Black Woman

Randall Jenson | Posted 05.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Randall Jenson

The LGBTQ community is calling for action and a thorough investigation of her murder by law enforcement; for more accurate, sensitive coverage of her murder by mainstream media; and for others to understand the impact her murder has on members of the Black LGBTQ and transgender communities' sense of safety in Wichita.

Mom Wants Answers From Daughter's Killer: 'Why Did You Do This?'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.04.2016 | Crime

The heartbroken mother of a young woman who disappeared on her 21st birthday and was found dead over the weekend in an abandoned Cleveland home wants ...

Death By Human Behavior

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

Death by human behavior -- accidents, suicide and homicide -- are the top three causes of death during these "best years of life." As difficult as it is to understand and control the invisible killers, microbes and cells gone rogue that cause disease, when it comes to reducing death over much of our life, understanding and controlling deadly human behavior is even more difficult.

Revising Ray Lewis' Rant Against Black Crime

Algernon Austin | Posted 04.14.2016 | Black Voices
Algernon Austin

I am highly sympathetic to his remarks. Like him, I agree that black lives matter and that too many black lives are lost needlessly due to homicide. I commend Lewis for shining a light on this issue and for putting pressure on African Americans to do more to reduce violence in their communities.

The Children Die, Their Blood Cries, Under A School-day Sun

John W. Fountain | Posted 04.06.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

A little girl stands with her family at the vigil of a man slain on the streets of Chicago. (Photo: John W. Fountain) Amid the killing, the more tha...

To 'Trifling' Brothers: Time To Man Up

John W. Fountain | Posted 03.29.2016 | Chicago
John W. Fountain

I have heard some sisters' tales of sons, husbands and lovers exercising their daily ritual of chilling in the basement, smoking blunts and drinking forties and thumbing the Xbox 360 or PlayStation while the woman of the house "holds it down."

Black Lives Didn't Matter In Killer's Eyes

John W. Fountain | Posted 03.19.2017 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

In his last breath, I wonder, did Tyshawn wonder why he was about to die? Or whether--if black lives really matter--why his assassins most likely looked like the family he saw soon after he first opened his eyes?

Frances Is Not Forgotten

John W. Fountain | Posted 03.10.2017 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

Long before hashtags, before Black Lives Matter marches and social media campaigns, the names of Chicago murder victims have been etched into the hearts, psyches and souls of family members and friends. Among them was Frances Colon, 18. I promised her mother I would not forget.

3 Things Every Citizen Can Do to Make a Difference in Reducing Gun Violence...Meet Gotham Chopra (Interview No. 4)

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.23.2017 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and women who are leaders, activists and influencers on the subject of gun violence in America.

A Disturbing Look At America's Domestic Violence Problem

The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.11.2016 | Crime

It was just a few minutes into 2016 when shots rang out in El Cajon, California....

I'm So Chicago, I Remember When...

John W. Fountain | Posted 01.31.2017 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

By John W. Fountain Chicago's skyline (John W. Fountain, PHOTO) I'm so Chicago that I remember a time when we were a community. A time before crack...