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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 03.18.2016 | 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 03.09.2016 | 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 02.29.2016 | 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 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. Some ...

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

Anitra Braxton is accused of shooting and killing an unidentified woman on Christmas Eve and keeping her body on a sofa in her apartment as a "a shrin...

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 were...

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

A retired New York stock trader, set to lay claim to half of his dead wife's $4 million fortune, has been indicted in connection with her mysterious d...