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Fourteen-year-old Sonja Star Harrison was eight months pregnant and expecting to deliver a baby girl just before New Year’s Day, but the AJC. reports that tragedy struck her Southwest Atlanta apartment when a gun was fired in the apartment above. The bullet passed through the ceiling and struck Harrison in the head, killing her and […]

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Researchers know from decades of work that exposure to community violence can lead to emotional, social and cognitive problems.

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The NRA has had a lot to say about “black mothers in Chicago” grieving the deaths of their children to gun violence.  But when black people have guns, we’re treated like second class citizens. Why does the gun lobby use black people to bolster their agenda but stay silent on issues that matter most to […]

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With bullying and violence plaguing many schools throughout the country, Kanye West says he has a solution and starts with his hometown. On Wednesday, TMZ caught Yeezy in New York City, where he was signing autographs in front of The Mercer Hotel. –Kanye West and Common to bring 20,000 jobs to Chicago They asked if he felt […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager...

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  Only about 1 percent of African-Americans — and no more than 2 percent of […]

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In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was, he says, “a drug […]

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Gunmen have killed seven people, including four police officers, after attacking a passenger bus in […]

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Illinois prosecutors charged a Chicago man with a hate crime after they said he spat […]

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In one of his most expansive responses yet to gun crime, President Barack Obama on Wednesday embraced some degree of control on the sale of weapons but said he would also seek a national consensus on combating violence...

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During a recent episode of Fox and Friends, the show's co-hosts were discussing the spike in Chicago murder rates, which later led to another controversial statement from talk show host Geraldo Rivera..

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theGRIO REPORT - As cash strapped cities like Newark and Camden make severe reductions in law enforcement, can they stem the unimpeded flow of gangs, guns and drugs?...

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CHICAGO - A 16-year-old boy was the youngest victim in a weekend of violence that left eight dead and 46 others injured in Chicago...

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theGRIO REPORT - When a 7-year-old is bullied to the point of hanging himself, it puts schoolyard teasing into a whole new light...

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theGRIO REPORT - Despite being the largest city in the state of Oklahoma, OKC has grown in stature thanks to its NBA Finals-bound basketball team....

The post How the Thunder helped put OKC on the map in black America appeared first on theGrio.

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