In the first part of this series, The Informer examined a recent surge among blacks nationwide in gun club memberships as well as a significant increase in gun purchases, also among blacks. Now, we turn to landmark comprehensive juvenile justice reform [read more…]
Over 300 Americans are shot each day and 90 die from gun violence every 24 hours, startling statistics that have spurred a national task force to sponsor a congressional briefing and hold two town halls to address the issue a week before the presidential election. [read more…]
It was a death that dominated the headlines. Jordan Davis, an African-American teenager, and a group of friends were sitting in their parked car in Jacksonville, Fla., playing rap music and, otherwise, just minding their own business.
How dare the President and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton go on the public airwaves and demand changes in gun ownership in America. How dare they take a tragedy, like the recent mass killing in Oregon at Umpqua Community College, where 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, described as an angry, disconnected young man, went on a rampage, killing nine innocent people and injuring others before being shot and killed by law officials, and politicize the situation. [read more…]
Mike Flannery, FOX32 CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – Spike Lee’s upcoming movie is named ‘Chiraq,’ but the director has other words to describe the City of Chicago. Lee spent about six weeks filming his [read more…]
NEW YORK (CBS News) – An aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was shot in the crossfire between two gangs hours before the city’s West Indian Day parade died Wednesday, police said. Carey Gabay, [read more…]
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Recently, Rev. Otis Moss, Jr., pastor emeritus at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, and former co-pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s [read more…]