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Youth Violence

Chicago Youth Program Fights Violence With Employment

Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

Nearly 700 children were hit by gunfire last year in Chicago, according to a report by NPR. NPR has been chronicling the efforts by Chicago schools, p...

Teaching Past the Violence

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

The accidental shooting of two Gardena High School students here in L.A. is a reminder of the price we pay for urban violence and the degree of terror many of our students face getting to and from school.

Santa Obama Claus is Coming to Town

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Has Obama earned the African-American vote or merely taking it for granted -- again? Can we finally move past the novelty can get to the responsibility that comes with the office?

Dear Sen. Feinstein & Sen. Hatch, Let's Stop Sending Our Kids to Prison!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

While the average incarceration rate in the United States is 7 times the international average, for blacks the average rate is over 22 times the international average. The Youth PROMISE Act aims to address that.

Gang Violence: How the Church Can Help

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

A major issue is the decline of young people attending church, coupled with a rise in gang recruitment. There is a lot that churches can learn from how gangs recruit and maintain a strong presence in the community.

New Study: Almost Seven Out of Ten Americans Agree: Gang Violence Among Youth Increasing Because of Current Economy

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

Gang Membership Up More than 42,000 Nationwide Since 2002. Will Struggling Economy Threaten Nation's Youth this Summer? Teens Converge on Nation's Ca...

Maya Angelou In Chicago: 'I Know The Children Are Being Murdered'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Poet Maya Angelou has often visited St. Sabina Catholic Church on the South Side to read her poetry. This week, after a rash of shootings in Chicago, ...

Disposable Children: Nashville Teen Faces Life in Prison

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Molly Secours

Like most people I am surprised when I receive a letter in the mail the old fashioned way: with a postage stamp, delivered to my front door. But that is how the young Cyntoia Brown must communicate -- from prison.

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

It became easy to see how these common responses to trauma play out in the lives of many survivors of inner-city violence, and why, in many cases, they lead to more violence.

An Illegitimate Response to Chicago's Youth Violence

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Petro

A Manhattan Institute writer argues that any money spent on social services will be wasted until poor, black Chicagoans stop the prevalence of "unwed pregnancy" and the "culture of illegitimacy."

Jasmine Lynn: No Hiding Place from Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

In a culture where guns are far too easily available, a simple argument changed multiple lives forever.

Neighborhood School Carver Will Be Opened To Some Fenger Students Following Derrion Albert's Death

Chicago Breaking News | Azam Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools announced today it will open enrollment at a South Side military academy for students who no longer want to attend Fenger High ...

How Sports Can Help End Violence

Karl Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karl Costello

The opportunities sports provides are too often squandered by individuals and institutions that care so little for youth that their environment allows for the murder of a Derrion Albert.

Youth Violence in America: How Can We Stop It?

The Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Two members of President Obama's cabinet met with Chicago mayor Richard Daley and school officials today, as well as parents and students from the nei...

Juvenile Justice and Race: An Uphill Climb to the Bottom

James Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Bell

Has it become an accepted fact of life in the United States that the machinery of justice applies almost solely to people of color?

Yes, Institutional Violence Does Exist and It Exacerbates Youth Violence

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

Who in their right mind thought it would be a good educational decision to move black kids from 95% black North Lawndale to Little Village High School in a 95% Latino community? Racial violence was predictable if not guaranteed.

Mike Tyson Meets With Daley About Youth Violence

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former world champion Mike Tyson paid Mayor Richard Daley a visit today and the boxing heavyweight and political heavyweight talked about youth violen...

A Call to Arms to Save Our Youth

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Bobby Rush

Right now, as the city I love mourns its way through yet another deadly weekend of gun-related violence, our youth far too often get caught in the crossfire.

Derrion Albert, Renaissance 2010, Olympics 2016 and the Breakfast Club

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

When I was a pastor on the West Side I found myself in the middle of rioting students on more than one occasion. What happened? Since the riots weren't caught on video, we didn't get any help from the White House.

Stick Up: Knife-Wielding First-Grader Robs Classmate In Bathroom

South Florida Sun-Sentinel | Macollvie Jean-François | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A knife-wielding 7-year-old first-grader robbed a 6-year-old classmate of one dollar, in a school bathroom, authorities said today. The schoolhouse s...

Get The Point: Nonprofit Helps Youth Find Own Solutions To Violence | Kathleen J. King | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Around the world, youth face violence daily: abuse at home or in school, peer pressure into acts of violence, neglect by parents, gangs, drugs, bad ro...