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Report: Murders in Chicago down, shootings up


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:14 pm December 30, 2014 Chicago could report its lowest murder total in close to 50 years for the second consecutive year. Despite murder rates being down, the number of shootings is up for 2014, according to data analysed by the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Where’s the outrage for this 9-year-old’s execution?


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:40 pm August 22, 2014 The following post originated from the Chicago Tribune. It was written by John Kass. While this is a controversial subject, it is worth debating in the black community.  By: John Kass Antonio Smith, 9 years old, was assassinated the other day. He was Chicago’s youngest fatal shooting victim this […]

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Mothers take crime scene, use it as ‘street lesson’ for sons

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:41 am May 27, 2014 Thursday night, 14-year-old Kevin Diaz was gunned down while walking to the store near his home in Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood. As he lie dead on the concrete, Christina Brown and her twin sister decided to take the tragedy, and use it to get through to their […]

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Sixth person charged in death of Endia Martin

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:03 am May 2, 2014 A sixth man has been charged in connection to the murder of 14-year-old Endia Martin. Floyd Evans is accused of illegally obtaining the gun used in the Monday afternoon shooting in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. 

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14-year-old girl charged with murder of peer over alleged Facebook dispute

Chicago Violence Juveniles

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:49 pm April 29, 2014 A 14-year-old girl was charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Endia Martin, 14 on Chicago’s south side. Two others may face charges, according to the Chicago Police Department. 

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Chicago activist shot to death after leaving anti violence event


By BYP @blackyouthproj 8:57 am April 28, 2014 A Chicago activist was shot and killed in front of her home moments after leaving an anti-violence event on Friday evening. Leonore Draper, 32, sat on the committee of an anti-violence non-profit called A Charitable Confection. 

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2 teens murdered over Facebook argument


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:48 am April 21, 2014 Two Chicago teens were shot to death Saturday over a Facebook dispute, the mother of one of the victims said Saturday night. 16-year-old Jordan Means and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead were found dead just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment on the city’s southeast side. 

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


By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:42 pm April 2, 2014 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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:42 pm March 5, 2014 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’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:03 am February 27, 2014 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 […]

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