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BYP 100′s Jamira Burley among those honored at White House event

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On Thursday, April 3, the White House will honor 9 grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence. BYP 100 member Jamira Burley is one of them. 

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Miracle: 2-year-old shot in head during drive-by expected to make a full recovery

Miami-Dade police are investigating a drive-by shooting that left a 2-year-old critically wounded on Sunday. The shooting occurred around 4:30 a.m. when the boy’s grandfather was carrying him outside his house in an attempt to get the child to go back to sleep. 

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Tracy Martin: ‘America values guns more than the lives of our kids’

It’s been two years since Tracy Martin lost his son Trayvon, and seven months since his killer George Zimmerman was acquitted for the crime. Despite the unfortunate result, Martin has vowed to continue to fight for justice, and against the controversial stand your ground law responsible for Zimmerman’s freedom. In a recent interview with Al Sharpton […]

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Woman shot in head expected to make miraculous recovery, posts to Facebook

A Hartford, Connecticut mother is expected to make a full recovery after being shot in the head during a shooting. Just three hours after being struck, Candace Strickland was already posting to social media.

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4 charged in death of Omaha girl killed by stray bullet

Four men are facing charges in connection with the shooting death of a 5-year-old Omaha girl who was hit by a stray bullet while eating breakfast with her family in their home. All four men were arrested earlier on suspicion of theft on Jan. 15. Surveillance video captured footage in the area where shots were […]

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One year ago today, the world lost Hadiya Pendleton

It was exactly one year ago today that the world lost another precious soul to gun violence. Hadiya Pendleton’s life was tragically cut short when she was struck by a stray bullet while standing with friends inside Vivian Gordon Harsh Park just moments after taking final exams. An honor student at King College Prep High School, […]

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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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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel request six months to devise rules on gun sales in city

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked for six months to come up with rules for the city’s gun stores. A federal court struck down Chicago’s ban on gun stores, when a judge ruled it unconstitutional. 

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