Violence Prevention

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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Data: Black Chicagoans at higher risk (10 to 1) of being shot by police

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January 26, 2014
Data: Black Chicagoans at higher risk (10 to 1) of being shot by police

By Angela Caputo  Jan. 23, 2014 Chicago police have long been criticized for interpreting the Constitution in different ways depending on which neighborhood they patrol. People living in a white neighborhood, or a wealthy one, arerarely stopped or frisked. Replace “white” and “wealthy” with “brown” and “poor,” and the odds increase.  “All of a sudden,...
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Study: Absence of Community Black Males Linked to Increased Youth Violence

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January 4, 2014
Study: Absence of Community Black Males Linked to Increased Youth Violence

By Zenitha Prince January 3, 2014 In neighborhoods where men are missing in action, youth violence is more likely, a recent University of Michigan study has concluded. A research team from the university’s School of Public Health zeroed in on Flint, Mich., a former auto industrial town, with a large Black population, that is...
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Yale Study Shows Murder in Chicago a Tale of Two Cities

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December 30, 2013
Yale Study Shows Murder in Chicago a Tale of Two Cities

City expected to have its lowest over all murder rate since 1967     Chicago’s long Thanksgiving weekend started off with seven shot and one stabbed to death. By Mark W. Anderson Monday, Dec 16, 2013      While Chicago’s murder rate appears headed for an historic low in 2013, a new study from Yale University...
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5 Things All The Idiots Dressing As Trayvon Martin For Halloween Should Know

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November 3, 2013
5 Things All The Idiots Dressing As Trayvon Martin For Halloween Should Know

   By Danielle Cadet October 30, 2013   Just in case you haven’t heard, there are some people who thought it was a good idea to dress up like Trayvon Martin for Halloween this year. Of course, there are more things wrong with this than you can list. Not only is it wrong to make...
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1 In 3 Black Males Will Go To Prison In Their Lifetime, Report Warns

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October 21, 2013
1 In 3 Black Males Will Go To Prison In Their Lifetime, Report Warns

By Saki Knafo October 4, 2013      One in every three black males born today can expect to go to prison at some point in their life, compared with one in every six Latino males, and one in every 17 white males, if current incarceration trends continue. These are among the many pieces...
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