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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.

Charges Filed In 6-Month-Old's March Shooting Death

Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Police filed charges Monday in connection with the March shooting death of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins. Charged with first-degree ...

Ending Violence in a Decade

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

Yes, now is the time to choose our future, so let us choose one that transcends the insanity and sheer stupidity of violent behavior. This requires personal empowerment. It also requires collective empowerment.

Slain 6-Month-Old's Funeral Draws A Large Crowd

Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Hundreds gathered at a Chicago church Tuesday morning as 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was laid to rest one week after she was fatally ...

Police Expect Arrests In 6-Month-Old's Shooting Death

AP | Posted 05.18.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A 6-month-old baby who was killed when a gunman fired at minivan in Chicago was on her father's lap at the time, Police Superintendent...

LISTEN: Lupe Fiasco's New Track Dedicated To Slain Chicago Baby

Posted 03.15.2013 | Chicago

Grammy-winning Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco late Thursday night released a song dedicated to the latest young victim of gun violence in his hometown. ...

Slain 6-Month-Old's Dad Released From Hospital, Working With Police

Posted 03.15.2013 | Chicago

The father of slain Chicago 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was released from the hospital Thursday evening and reportedly headed straight for the police ...

Jonylah Watkins Funeral Set For Tuesday As Police Hunt For Killer

Posted 03.14.2013 | Chicago

With her killer still at large, 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins will be laid to rest Tuesday at a South Side Chicago church in the same neighborhood where...

Mothers As Ambassadors for Peace

Laura Bushnell | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Laura Bushnell

Mothers, you are the change we are waiting for. Women are powerful and when we join together we have the ability to transform our world.

Police Say They Have Little To Go On In 6-Month-Old's Shooting Death

Posted 03.13.2013 | Chicago

Updated story At a vigil held at the site of the fatal shooting of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins Tuesday night, the infant's family and their support...

6-Month-Old Shot 5 Times Dies In The Hospital

Posted 03.13.2013 | Chicago

The 6-month-old infant girl shot five times on Chicago's South Side Monday died in the hospital Tuesday morning. Jonylah Watkins was rushed to Come...