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Graduation: Voices and Images of Chicago Youth Violence

This is an introduction to a series of ongoing posts featuring youth voices and images from Graduation, a multimedia project about Chicago youth violence.

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Radio piece explores invisible gang lines

If you grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, then you know all too well about the invisible border. It’s a well-known line that doesn’t have to be etched in white chalk, because its existence lies deep within the eyes of everyone living in gang territory.

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Fifth man charged in mass shooting at Chicago park

A fifth man has been charged in connection to a mass shooting that injured 13 people including a 3-year-old child. David Logan, 22, was arrested Wednesday and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and obstructing justice.

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Gun Violence: Not Just A Black Peoples’ Problem

The conversation about violence is exacerbating; but it must be talked about until it’s no longer an issue. Do I think we can live in a world without gun violence? No. But it can be lessened. In order to lessen the frequency of gun violence in urban communities we must first give a damn.

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4 Charged in Massive Shooting That Wounded 13

By BYP @blackyouthproj 5:34 pm September 24, 2013 Four men have been arrested and charged in connection with the mass shooting that wounded 13 at a Chicago Park Thursday evening. According to police, Byron Champ, 21 and Tabari Young, 22 fired into a crowd as Brad Jett, 22, acted as a watchman. From The Los […]

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J. Cole Releases Video In Memory of Slain Child

Rapper J. Cole just released the video for his hit single “Crooked Smile,” Ft. TLC and he’s dedicating it to the memory of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones. Jones was killed when Detroit police raided her home in 2010.

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President Obama Calls Woman Credited w/ Stopping Elementary School Gunman

President Obama has called Antoinette Tuff, the woman credited with disarming a gunman who terrorized a Georgia elementary school earlier this week. At the height of the crisis, Tuff cleverly built a rapport with gunman Brandon Hill, eventually convincing him to surrender peacefully to police. No one was injured.

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Interracial Couple Attacked in Possible Hate Crime

An interracial couple and a gay friend were attacked in a possible hate crime outside of a bar in Long Island City, New York.

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Student Faces Jail Time After Threatening School Shooting in Joke Tumblr Post

20-year old Caleb Clemmons has been in jail for 6 months after threatening to shoot up his school in a satirical Tumblr post.

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Miami Artist Huong Unveils Powerful Trayvon Martin Mural

Miami artist and peace activist Huong unveiled her latest work, a mural dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin.

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