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DeSean Jackson: Gang Connections or Modern Day Witch Hunt?

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By Amari Rene @AmErican_Poet 10:12 am April 3, 2014 While I do not typically have a strong opinion on the dealings of athletes, the story of DeSean Jackson is one of particular interest.  Jackson, an NFL player and 3 time Pro Bowler, was recently released from the Philadelphia Eagles for reportedly having ties to a […]

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Graduation Part IV: Building Up Youth

By Sophia Nahli Allison @SophiaNAllison 2:15 pm October 31, 2013 “I fear death, I’m young I have a whole life ahead of me, I don’t want to start gang-banging and then people are killing people for no reason now. So it’s like I don’t want to gang-bang and walk down the street and get killed, […]

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HLN’s Nancy Grace To Cover The Murders of Tupac and Biggie

By RASHAD SMITH @RadicalENT 10:28 am August 21, 2013  By Rashad J. Smith Nancy Grace is digging into the Hip Hop community this week as she analyzes the deaths of RAP LEGENDS’ Tupac Shakur and Christopher “NOTORIOUS B.I.G.” Wallace.  Viewers are amped to tune in to Nancy Grace Mysteries, this Friday, August 23rd at 8 […]

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Shooting Along CPS “Safe Route” Leaves 5 Injured

Five people were wounded – four critically – in a shooting in Uptown along a CPS safe passage route. The shooting occurred around 6pm along the route where students displaced by the closing of Steward School will travel to Brenneman Elementary this fall.

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Dartmouth Fraternity Apologizes for Holding ‘Bloods and Crips’ Party

Dartmouth’s Alpha Delta fraternity chapter had the bright idea of holding a “Bloods and Crips” party. The invitation for the event has surfaced online, forcing them to issue an apology for the totally offensive and racist theme.

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Community Members, Union Leaders, Gang Members Unite to Protest Closing of South Side Hospital

Community members, union leaders, and members of the Black Disciples have united to protest the closing of Roseland Community Hospital on Chicago’s South Side, the only hospital within an eight mile radius.

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Bobby Rush Calls IL Sen. Kirk’s Chicago Gang Plan “Upper-Middle Class, Elitist White Boy Solution”

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill) says Sen. Mark Kirk’s plan to curb Chicago violence by arresting all 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples is an “”upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”

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Tavon White Ran Prison Gang, Impregnated Four Guards While Behind Bars

The leader of a Maryland prison gang impregnated four Baltimore prison guards – including one twice – while running a fully-functioning criminal enterprise from behind bars.

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LZ Granderson: Treat Chicago Gangs as Terrorists

A powerful editorial by LZ Granderson asks why American doesn’t fight gang violence with the same sense of urgency with which it combats terrorism.

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Chicago Youth on Gun Violence: “It Feels Like We’re in a World War”

Middle school student Mercedes Austin recently penned a passionate editorial on the gun violence crisis in her hometown of Chicago: “Here in the Englewood area, it feels like we’re in a WORLD WAR.”

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