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How Anti-Gang Efforts Are Impacting Chicago Violence

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A year ago, Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs sunk to perhaps its lowest point when Michelle Obama came home for the...

Hadiya Pendleton Died 1 Year Ago Wednesday

Posted 01.29.2014 | Chicago

Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: BRONZEVILLE — Hadiya Pendleton's parents Nathaniel and Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton said if she ...

Hadiya Pendleton Foundation Gets Big Support From McDonald's Owner

Posted 01.26.2014 | Chicago

Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago KENWOOD — The parents of slain teenager Hadiya Pendleton will be presented with a donation F...

One Year Later

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

One year later, despite Congress's appalling lack of action, there has been important progress in some areas and states. The White House has quietly delivered on most of the executive actions President Obama promised in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.

So Many Tears: The Year in Black Pain

Michael W. Waters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

There are certain years, concretized within our collective memory, noted for the multiplicity of tragedies encountered over the duration of its days. For African Americans, 2013 possesses all the painful markings of such a year.

Hadiya Pendleton's Parents Discuss Addressing Chicago Gun Violence

Posted 06.18.2013 | Black Voices

With more than three dozen people shot and seven dead, this past weekend marked the most violent in Chicago this year. Despite a decline in homicides ...

We Can Do Better

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Every three days guns kill more than 20 children and teens, enough to fill a school classroom. We have likely had the equivalent of 67 Newtowns in the numbers of child deaths since December 14.

'The War In Chicago' Focus Of New '48 Hours' Feature

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's violence problem is once again in the national spotlight, this time as the focus of an upcoming CBS News special by "48 Hours." In the n...

Michelle Obama's Underrated Power

Salon | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Much has been made of the prominence of men like President Obama, Michael Bloomberg and Wayne LaPierre in the nation’s current debate on gun safety ...

WATCH: First Lady Tears Up During Speech On Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama teared up as she gave a speech on gun violence in Chicago on Wednesday. Obama, who was in Chicago to speak with business ...

Bloomberg: Fight Crime By Being More Like NYC

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 04.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City's mayor met Thursday with the parents of a Chicago girl killed just days after performing at President Barack Obama's inaugu...

Sam Stein

Mothers Of Children Killed By Gun Violence Balance Grief And Advocacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At any other time her name would likely be forgotten as just another of the estimated eight mothers a day in the U.S. who lose a child t...

Suspects In Hadiya Pendleton Murder Make Their Plea

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Two men pleaded not guilty Thursday – one to 141 counts of first-degree murder – in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago...

911 Tapes Released In Hadiya Pendleton's Killing

Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago

Tapes of the 911 calls that came moments after the January shooting death of Chicago teenager Hadiya Pendleton are out, and the anonymous callers desc...

Let's Get One Million Kids Cooking

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Our vision is to be a change agent, industry and thought leader in promoting wellness in the fight against childhood obesity. We have an incredible call list of friends, activators, influencers and doers across the globe ready to join us in making this vision become a reality.

Empowered Women Are Game Changers

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Andrea L. Zopp

Black women want to lead. Whether it's in their homes, their communities, their churches or in the business world, modern women want their shot at the big chair, and it's time we give it to them.

Hope in Change

Tim King | Posted 04.30.2013 | Crime
Tim King

Our changes must go beyond simple gun control; they must be thoughtful, comprehensive and persistent. Controlling the proliferation of guns is important, but supporting educational and community programs are our best bet to break the cycle of violence.

A Gun Safety Victory

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Normally a Democratic Congressional primary would attract little national attention. But the contest Tuesday in Illinois' Second Congressional District pitted two political giants against each other: the National Rifle Association and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

'Uproar Chicago' Collects Stories Of Gun Violence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.28.2013 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Reporting by Joy White The city of Chicago saw its deadliest January in over a decade in 2013, according to the Associated Press, amassing over 40 ho...

Hadiya's Story: Love in the Time of Hate

Rebecca Sive | Posted 04.21.2013 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

I couldn't help myself: Super Bowl Sunday I found myself mulling over the state of the union.

Christina Wilkie

Slain Inauguration Singer's Mom Pleads For Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The mother of slain Chicago teenager Hadiya Pendleton on Friday released a public service advertisement urging members of Congress to su...

America's Broken Hearts

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's children and families have suffered enough broken hearts. We are determined that children get a vote on common-sense gun safety measures to protect them from guns. Take action with us.

Mr. President: Break the Silence on Problems Beyond Guns

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

www.blackyouthproject.com By Dallas Donnell, Black Youth Project  It is truly heartbreaking to post article after article chronicling th...

Education Will Help Save Youth From Gun Violence

Ximena N. Beltran | Posted 04.17.2013 | Chicago
Ximena N. Beltran

This issue isn't about helping those less fortunate then ourselves. The reality is we're losing people better than ourselves. It's time we accept that we are all equal and by helping our neighbors, we're helping ourselves.

Standing Up to the Gun Lobby

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

This Valentine's Day, I can't help but also think of the families who are missing people due to gun violence -- and about the importance of making our communities safer for everyone. To be blunt: Our nation can't wait any longer for common-sense gun laws.