Black Males

How Young Black Men are Running a Violent Gauntlet of Peril

by Shawn Dove and Anthony Smith

In Baltimore and around the country, we are losing too many young people—especially young Black boys and men—to violence. One of those young people... Read More

Church, City of Chicago to Host ‘Gun Buy Back’ Day Following Killings

Church, City of Chicago to Host ‘Gun Buy Back’ Day Following Killings

by Shantell E. Jamison

St. Sabina Church, in conjunction with the City of Chicago, will a host a “Gun Buy Back” day this Saturday. The event will take... Read More

biggie

On Losing Biggie and Dealing With PTSD From Growing Up in the Hood

by S. Tia Brown

I was a student at Howard University when Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, the Notorious B.I.G, was killed. His music was the soundtrack of... Read More

What We Don’t Want to Hear About Chicago Violence

What We Don’t Want to Hear About Chicago Violence

by Orie D. Ward

Unpopular opinion. I find it difficult to accept some of the rationale offered for the violence in Chicago, my hometown. Let me first start by... Read More

Man Charged in Takiya Holmes Shooting Death

Man Charged in Takiya Holmes Shooting Death

by Shantell E. Jamison

Police say a Chicago man is in custody following the death of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet on the... Read More

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Nas’ Queensbridge Stomping Grounds Have a Reason to Celebrate

by LaToya Cross

We're sure the QB emcee is basking in the glory of this good news! Read More

Kids

Reaching Out and Helping Kids Cope in a Violent World

by Tomika Anderson

If you asked 17-year-old Newark, N.J. resident Naseer Wilkerson to describe what his neighborhood looks like at night, he couldn’t do it. That’s because... Read More

The Way ‘The Talk’ Between Black Fathers and Sons Has Evolved

The Way ‘The Talk’ Between Black Fathers and Sons Has Evolved

by Dr. Larry J. Walker

Recently I had a conversation with a friend discussing how the relationship between fathers and sons has dramatically changed. In the past fathers would... Read More

Gay

3 Charged in Killing of Daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay

by #teamEBONY

As the family of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay is left in shock and mourning over the shooting death of his 15-year-old daughter, three men... Read More

Violence

How to Look at Violence as a Public Health Issue

by Dr. Garth Graham

The rate of violence in the United States is staggering, leaving many of our largest cities at crisis level. Just last month, homicides in Chicago broke a... Read More