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Youth Urban Violence

It's Time For a New Approach to Violence

Jakada Imani | Posted 10.04.2011 | San Francisco
Jakada Imani

It is rare that young people who witness violence in our cities are counseled. Too often the coping mechanisms that youth learn in the streets only fuel the cycle of violence.

Peace First, Dangling Modifiers Second: How Urban Public Schools Have It All Wrong

Pamela Kripke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Pamela Kripke

In order to fix the schools, the Bloombergs and Blacks need to fix the kids. But this would require a tectonic shift in philosophy, from penal to uplifting, from frenetic to calm, from dictate to reality.

Young People Fight to Push Urban Violence to the Top of Obama's Agenda

Heather Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Box

Young people represent 62.5 percent of all murder victims. And for young people of color, the statistics tell an even grimmer story.