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Black Youth Murders

STUDY: Gun Violence Surpasses All Forms Of Murder And Blacks Are Most Often The Victim

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2013 | Black Voices

By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) - Nearly four times as many young murder victims in the United States were killed by...

Gun Control Laws and Race And Class: Let's Talk About It

Janet Mason | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Janet Mason

We can start with gun control legislation. President Obama is in his second term and now is in a position to take action. Public opinion is on his side. Let's put pressure on our legislators to make sure this happens.

Blood on Our Hands

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.16.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

The lost lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School have something to say to the entire nation, but especially to black America. We'll have blood on our hands if we miss this moment to protect the lives of inner-city youth who more than most are subject to random acts of violence and death.

Either Way, A Devastating Death

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Tiziana Dearing

Even if you weren't aware of Phoebe Prince, the story probably seems all too familiar these days. You feel a little sick to your stomach. You are stunned by yet another horrible story of virulent, unchecked bullying. What is happening in our schools? Our neighborhoods?

Study: Murders Among Black Youths Have Risen Sharply Since 2000

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The number of young black men and teenagers who either killed or were killed in shootings has risen at an alarming rate since 2000,...