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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 02.01.2016 | 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...

Dear Daughter: Lessons From a Loving Father

John W. Fountain | Posted 01.31.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

John Fountain with his daughter Imani, just hours after her birth. By John W. Fountain These are a few lessons on life written to my daughter. Som...

We Must Stop Black on Black Violence

John W. Fountain | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

Imagine Soldier Field, home of the NFL's Chicago Bears, filled beyond capacity, brimming with 63,879 young African-American men, ages 18 to 24--more than U.S. losses in the entire Vietnam conflict.

Obama Says "Being a Teenager is Tough"

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2016 | Teen
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Speaking of poverty and gun violence, Obama reflected on the plight of teenagers today in his talk with Andersen Cooper January 7th. He discussed not...

'The Bitter Season,' A Conversation With Tami Hoag

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Tami Hoag is an internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books. Over forty million copies are in print in thirty languages. She is known for crafting intricate and intense psychological thrillers probing the darkest corners of her characters' minds.

Arizona Woman Kept Dead Body As A 'Shrine': Cops

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 12.30.2015 | Crime

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Who Is Keeping Track of the Dead? This Woman.

Susan Scrupski | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Susan Scrupski

Armstrong points out some of the worst to suffer are the thousands of children who have lost one or both parents to domestic violence.  Even worse, many have witnessed the violent deaths of one or both of their parents. Left orphaned, many end up in the custody of the state and in foster homes.

How to Get Away With Murder

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books
Garry Rodgers

Are you planning on murdering someone, but your only stop is the fear of getting caught? Or are you plotting a crime thriller where your serial-slayer stays steps ahead of that dogged detective who's also top-tier in her trade?

The Other Victims

Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H. | Posted 12.08.2015 | Crime
Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H.

On December 2nd in San Bernardino, California, the U.S. experienced yet another mass shooting. At a company Christmas party, 14 innocent people w...

A Mother Responds to the Local Sheriff's Call for Citizens to Arm Themselves

Karen Angel | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Karen Angel

It's a shame -- a shame that a mother fearful for her children's well-being can't voice her opinion without receiving hateful comments and threats -- ironically, taking a page from the way terrorists try to strike fear in our hearts with their threats of harm.

The Alarming Statistics On Millennials With Guns

Caroline Beaton | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Caroline Beaton

Last Friday night, four people were shot a block from my house in Denver. This event and countless others inevitably spark debate on American gun laws. But we consistently forget to factor in the group that's most affected when forming our views: America's youth.

More Guns Won't Make Us Safer

Rob Tindula | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Rob Tindula

The simple fact is that we can do something about gun violence and the evidence is overwhelming. We as Americans need to turn the conversation inward and seriously weigh the consequences of our second amendment rights against the greater good.

Violence and Mental Illness: Suicide, Not Homicide, Is the Major Problem

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

The major problem of violence among people with serious mental illness is not that they kill other people but that they kill themselves.

Husband Arrested 6 Years After Wife's New Year's Eve Strangulation

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.03.2015 | Crime

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The Collision of Chaos and Beauty: A Call to Action

Padma Gordon | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

Today I sit and wonder what is going on in this world, as healers and heroes are being murdered in cold blood? What does it mean about humanity wh...

Don't Be Fooled. Homicides In Schools Are Still As Rare As Always

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

On Thursday, Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, brought guns to Oregon’s Umpqua Community College and opened fire on unsuspecting students and i...

What Happened to Brazil?

John Feffer | Posted 09.24.2015 | World
John Feffer

Brazil was heading into the semifinals of world development as an odds-on favorite. How did the country go from world-class performer to global embarrassment in what seems like the blink of an eye?

Woman Prosecuted for Loss of a Child After Birth

Lynda Bekore | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Lynda Bekore

Are women to be forever guilty until proven innocent? If this decision holds, then America, 2015 has truly turned into Salem, 1692, and women's strides for equality and fairness will indeed have been tossed back into Bizarro World.

The 'Ferguson Effect' Isn't Real, And The New York Times Shouldn't Act Like It Might Be

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 09.05.2015 | Politics

On Monday, The New York Times published an article on murder rates that was misleading at best, and fearmongering at worst. "Murder Rates Rising...

Cop Killings Are Way Down During Obama Presidency

Tom Mullen | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Tom Mullen

In the seventh year of Bush's presidency, there were 77 cop killings, by our definition. So far this year, Obama's seventh in office, there have been 35. Statistically speaking, we're on pace for a total of 52 in 2015, which would be the lowest total in this century.

Kansas City Calls for Action and Healing in Response to Tamara Dominguez's Murder

Randall Jenson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Randall Jenson

The murder of trans women, particularly trans women of color, is a real epidemic facing our nation. We demand immediate attention on both local and national levels to end this violence.

Washington, D.C. and Gun Violence Among Black Youth: A Bellwether City at a Crossroads

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

What if we carefully listened to the stories of young men in jail, particularly those accused of gun-related crimes, to deeply understand their motivations or sought their advice about how to solve these problems?

South African Prosecutors File Appeal Against Pistorius Verdict

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.17.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 17 (Reuters) - South African state prosecutors filed an appeal on Monday against the verdict of culpable homicide passed on Oscar P...

This One Thing Could Keep Cops From Being Shot On The Job

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Support for expansive gun rights and police officers often go hand in hand, and most conversations about gun control center on civilian casualtie...