The Center for American Progress Action Fund invites you to join us for a conversation with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) on the legislation and policies needed to reduce and prevent gun violence.
Let's resolve not to make this another year of platitudes and remembering the dream but make this a year of action to end child poverty and violence as Dr. King called for. Dr. King said: “The Declaration of Independence ...
The nation and the world were horrified, almost a month ago, when 20 school children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. were slaughtered. What twisted, diabolical motivations drove Adam ...
For the United States, not even one death from gun violence is acceptable. That’s the moral standard to which we need to hold one another. (RT @TheInterrupters: Can Biden plan stem epidemic of gun violence in Chicago?
The Chicago Youth Boxing Club is a non-profit youth development group that uses boxing teach values, including discipline and respect. Organizers say it's one of their best weapons in the war against violence.
Shyne is a vocal critic of President Obama and judging by his Twitter page, he has no plans of backing down. Earlier today, the Belizean rapper tweeted the commander in chief demanding that he help to stop the violence in Chicago.
Looking for a way to give back to your community? January 19 is the National Day of Service, and there are thousands of events across the country where you can honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Va. schools used for PBS documentary on gun violence WTOP WASHINGTON - A new PBS documentary examining possible warning signs for school shootings has used two Northern Virginia schools for part of the setting.
http://youtu.be/XZBN267uuwk When American social activist Rebecca T. Chiao moved to Cairo to work for a local not of profit development agency, she was shocked by the degree of sexual harassment Egyptian women encountered on a regular basis.
Debbie James's insight:
A useful means to record hotspots for harrasment. Possible application for crowdsourcing around safety and violence in communities.
While the door remains open to discussing “causes” of violence and solutions to same, it is critical that we revisit the 1,000-pound elephant that has never left the room and threatens to loom larger: the issue of poverty.
As everyone knows, Chicago had the highest murder rate in the US with over 500 homicides in 2012 alone and almost 15 in the New Year. The city is even being compared to Iraq (the hashtag #Chiraq is taking off on Twitter).
commentary The Obama administration is asking for another look at the effect of fantasy violence. Let's hope we can tell the difference between what's distasteful and what's dangerous. Read this article by Jim Kerstetter on CNET News.
Cardiff University's Community Journalism Conference will explore the latest thinking, research and hands on experience in the rapidly developing field of hyperlocal and community journalism (RT @sambrook: A day to go until Community Journalism...
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