Boko Haram

Boko Haram Commander Released in Trade for Girls Makes Threat

by Shantell E. Jamison   Mar 07, 2018

A Boko Haram commander who was freed in exchange for more than 80 kidnapped Chibok girls in a deal last May has issued new... Read More

#MeToo Results in Campaign for Those Struggling with PTSD

#MeToo Results in Campaign for Those Struggling with PTSD

by Shantell E. Jamison   Nov 06, 2017

There’s a new campaign now. Last month, millions of women took to social media to post two words: #metoo, Huff Post reports. The words... Read More

Black Males

How Young Black Men are Running a Violent Gauntlet of Peril

by Shawn Dove and Anthony Smith   Apr 20, 2017

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   Mar 31, 2017

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   Mar 09, 2017

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

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

What We Don’t Want to Hear About Chicago Violence

by Orie D. Ward   Feb 22, 2017

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   Feb 15, 2017

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   Feb 07, 2017

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   Jan 30, 2017

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   Dec 20, 2016

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