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Nebraska has highest black homicide rate in nation

According to an analysis by the Violence Prevention Center, Nebraska ranks no. 1 in the nation for black homicide. The Washington D.C.-based center took a look at numbers from 2011, the most recent year for comprehensive national homicide data. But the state’s high ranking isn’t earned from just that year alone.

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Oakland mother loses two sons to gun violence in less than 3 weeks

First, Dinyal New’s 13-year-old son, Lee Weathersby III was slain in East Oakland on New Year’s Eve. Now, less than three weeks later, New is preparing to bury her 19-year-old son Lamar Broussard.  On Sunday, Broussard and a second man were killed as they rode in a car. 

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Worldstar Hip Hop Presents: ‘The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago’

Worldstar Hip Hop has become a haven for videos that present mostly blacks in an unflattering light. But despite the site’s reputation, its latest  film, “The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago”, highlights a very serious issue that continues to plague our communities.

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According to Yale study, murders down in Chicago

According to a study released by Yale University, Chicago’s murder rate appears to be heading for an all-time low this year. The study examined major crime trends from 1965 to 2013, and reveals that your chance of being murdered in the city depends on where you live. 

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Rev. Al Sharpton, panelist say jobs are the key to solving gun violence

Rev. Al Sharpton seems to be keeping his promise of placing a spotlight on Chicago violence. During a town hall meeting on Thursday at Hyde Park Academy on the city’s south side, Sharpton and other leaders echoed the notion that jobs are the key to reducing crime in the city.

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Miami-area Police chief resigns after racial profiling charges surface

Miami Gardens Police Chief Matthew Boyd resigned Wednesday after allegations that officers in his department systematically harassed, intimidated and racial profiled citizens. Boyd has denied the allegations which were brought to light two weeks ago after surveillance video footage captured by a convenience store clerk showed police unjustly stopping innocent black men. The Quickstop owner […]

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Study: Social network activity can predict likelihood of gun violence

According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, a person’s social network can predict if a person will become a victim of gun violence in Chicago. Race and poverty also provides clues to the likelihood, but researchers didn’t find them to be as significant.

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Gun violence in movies doubles since 1950

Despite numbers not being as high as they were a decade ago, gun violence remains to be a key issue in urban cities. A new study set from publication in next month’s issue of Pediatrics confirms what many have suspected: gun violence in top selling PG-13 movies has been increasing.

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Man captured, held for murdering 5 people in small Texas town

Charles Everett Brownlow Jr. is in custody after killing five people in his hometown of Terrell, Texas. Police say that Brownlow Jr. went on a shooting spree that spanned six hours, and claimed the lives of his mother and aunt.

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Child who away on plane placed in child protection services

A 9-year-old boy was removed from his family after his father pleaded for help with the boy on national television. Minnesota District Judge Joseph Klein declared the boy a “child in need of protection or services” He also ordered therapy for the boy and his parents while officials determine what kind of help the boy needs.

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