Violence Prevention

Rioting and Free Shopping

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August 17, 2014
Rioting and Free Shopping

Columnist Stella Foster’s Opinions on Ferguson, Missouri and “Blackacide”! By Stella Foster August 15, 2014   THE BLACK FOLKS in Saint Louis, Missouri are so heartbroken about the killing of 18-year -old Mike Brown, who was shot multiple times while in the process of being arrested by a St. Louis cop, that they decided to...
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Inner-City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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June 12, 2014
Inner-City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  COMMUNITY LEADERS CRINGE AS THEY HEAR THE TERM “HOOD DISEASE” Wendy Tokuda May 16, 2014       OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — In the inner city, a health problem is making it harder for young people to learn. inner-city kids suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “Youth living in inner cities show a...
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The Silent Genocide: Facts about the Devastating Plight of Black Males in America

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June 3, 2014
The Silent Genocide: Facts about the Devastating Plight of Black Males in America

  Education/Family In Chicago, only three out of 100 Black boys earn a college degree by age 25. According to the 2011 NAEP, only 10% of 8th-grade Black males in America read at a proficient level. In 2010 in Illinois, only 47% of Black males graduated from high school, 59% of Latino males and...
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Black Star Chief: It’s not wise to ask officials to protect us from our own children’ – Help has not come, yet

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May 15, 2014
Black Star Chief: It’s not wise to ask officials to protect us from our own children’ – Help has not come, yet

‘Because help has not come’ By Chinta Strausberg May 14, 2014  While both the body bag count and the cost of incarcerating black youth continue to rise, Phil Jackson, the executive director of the Black Star Project Tuesday said it isn’t wise for African Americans to ask the police, the courts and the schools...
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Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases

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May 5, 2014
Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases

  USC is one of the California campuses under investigation. The others are Occidental College, UC Berkeley and the Butte-Glenn Community College District. (Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times / July 22, 2013)  Teresa Watanabe May 1, 2014 Aiming to reduce sexual assault on campus, the federal government Thursday disclosed that 55 colleges and universities, including four in California,...
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Prying the Bars from the Schoolhouse:

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March 19, 2014
Prying the Bars from the Schoolhouse:

 The U.S. Department of Education Issues Critical Guidance on School Discipline Policies The crisis of disproportionate discipline has plagued many American schools for far too long. Through a convergence of inadequate school discipline codes and training and an overreliance upon school resource officers (SROs), students of color and students with disabilities are all too...
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The extermination of Jordan Davis: An empty verdict, a hollow victory

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February 24, 2014
The extermination of Jordan Davis: An empty verdict, a hollow victory

Tonyaa Weathersbee Editor’s note: Tonyaa Weathersbee is an award-winning columnist based in Jacksonville, Florida, who spent the past few weeks covering the Michael Dunn murder trial. Follow her on Twitter@tonyaajw or on Facebook at tonyaajweathersbee. By Tonyaa Weathersbee February 16, 2014 (CNN) – So it looks like Michael Dunn, a white man who fatally shot black teenager Jordan...
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On the Killing of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn

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February 16, 2014
On the Killing of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn

The irrelevance of black life has been drilled into this country since its infancy, and shall not be extricated through the latest innovations in Negro Finishing School. Marchers in Jacksonville, Florida, protest the verdict against Michael Dunn. (Reuters) By Ta-Nehisi Coates February 15 2014 I wish I had something more to say about the fact...
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Is Your Child Next

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February 16, 2014
Is Your Child Next

While Michael Dunn, killer Of Jordan Davis was found guilty of some charges, he was not found guilty of murdering Jordan Davis!!!  Is Your Child Next?!!!   The Dred Scott Decision by the Supreme Court in 1857: Because they are slaves (or the descendants of slaves) they (Africans in America) have no rights as citizens...
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Filmmaker premieres work about violence of fatherless sons

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February 7, 2014
Filmmaker premieres work about violence of fatherless sons

By Paul Grondahl February 6, 2014   Albany, New York – Kenneth Braswell shot his documentary, “Spit’in Anger,” an examination of the violence spawned by fatherless sons, with inexpensive equipment and a shoestring budget. He buttonholed experts on adolescent anger during breaks at conferences he attended around the country. He poured his own painful life experiences...
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