August 2016 was Chicago’s deadliest month in nearly two decades, leaving the city’s streets riddled with shell casings and bloodshed from mostly African-American bodies. According to the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics, an astonishing 474 people were victims of homicide in 2016. In August alone, there were 92 deaths, a number slightly lower than July 1993 […]
A wheelchair bound middle school student delivers an inspirational speech at graduation. The 14-year-old girl who was paralyzed by a gang member's stray bullet said, "I won today."
A young man who tried to escape violence in Chicago was tragically shot dead. Lee McCollum was featured in the CNN documentary 'Chicagoland,' and had a promising future.
More than a hundred people gathered at a vigil in Knoxville to honor 12-year-old Jajuan Latham. He was fatally shot in a suspected gang shooting. Jajuan is a cousin of 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson, who died shielding three girls from gunfire.
Chicago police are working on authenticating a video that depicts a shooting. It appears to show details that are consistent with a shooting they are investigating.
While handing down a harsh sentence to a Harlem man this week, a New York judge managed to deride the Black Lives Matter movement by telling the defendant, "Black lives don't matter to Black people with guns."
This past weekend, the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha, a historic Black fraternity, took to the streets of Chicago and held steadfast in the midst…
Spike Lee changed his plans to premiere his upcoming movie, Chi-Raq, at Cannes Film Festival next year. Instead, we’ll get to see the film in theaters…
A rash of gun violence exploded in Chicago over the weekend, leaving one person dead and 40 others injured. In this recent spate of shootings…
New Orleans police arrested a second suspect in the Mother’s Day shooting that wounded 19 people this week, including three still in critical condition, authorities said Thursday. The two suspects are believed to be involved in gangs, police said. No further details were immediately available, authorities said. Meanwhile, the first suspect, Akein Scott, 19, is […]
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