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36 People Gunned Down in Chicago Over the Weekend, 4 Dead

36 People Gunned Down in Chicago Over the Weekend, 4 Dead

Chicago’s viοlence continued to spill out of control over the weekend with 36 people being shοt, four fatally. The incidents began on Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune, when a 17 year old girl was kιlled, and two other people hυrt. “There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the […]

Homicides Drop To New Low In So-Called ‘Murder Capital’

Homicides Drop To New Low In So-Called ‘Murder Capital’

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Even the stubborn murder rate has finally bent to the will of Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emmanuel. The mayor has taken on the troubling school system and pushed for economic innovation while managing a debt that threatens the city’s long-term stability during his term in office, a post he called a dream […]

Mayor Convicted on Federal Corruption Charges Refuses to Resign

Mayor Convicted on Federal Corruption Charges Refuses to Resign

From former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, the African-American community has seen its share of elected officials convicted of corruption in recent months. Normally after such a conviction, the elected official exits public life in disgrace, but Trenton’s Mayor Tony Mack, who was convicted on federal corruption charges, doesn’t seem […]

NYC Schools To Start Recognizing Muslim Holidays

NYC Schools To Start Recognizing Muslim Holidays

By Nigel Boys Reportedly, the new mayor of New York City, Bill De Blasio, is favoring the Islamic community over the Irish by forcing public schools in the city to close for Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday, while refusing to take part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade over a gay rights issue. The progressive […]

Infant Mortality in Detroit Rivals Many Third World Countries

Infant Mortality in Detroit Rivals Many Third World Countries

Although the crime rate in Detroit is high, it’s not the #1 killer of children in the city.  Kids in the city are more likely to die from infant mortality than violence, according to The Detroit News. Children born premature face sometimes fatal challenges of “collapsing lungs” and “failing organs”, and more premature babies are […]

Say What? Free Crack Pipes to be Distributed Among San Francisco Drug Users

Say What? Free Crack Pipes to be Distributed Among San Francisco Drug Users

A group of San Francisco activists who plan to distribute crack pipes to drug users say they aren’t in any way deterred by the city’s opposition to their plan. The activists insist that their program has a lot of similarities to needle exchanges and will serve to join drug users with the services they need, […]

Mother of Autistic Teen Found Dead Files Lawsuit Against NYPD

Mother of Autistic Teen Found Dead Files Lawsuit Against NYPD

The mother of a missing autistic teen whose remains were recently found in a New York river has filed a lawsuit against the city to force it to turn over internal records relating to her son’s disappearance. On Wednesday Vanessa Fontaine, mother of Avonte Oquendo, filed court papers in Manhattan demanding that the NYPD turn […]

Mother Loses Both of Her Sons Less than Three Weeks Apart

Mother Loses Both of Her Sons Less than Three Weeks Apart

by Liku Zelleke The worst news any parent could ever hear is about the death of their child. But, for Oakland mother of two, Dinyal New, the news – and grief – came twice over. On New Year’s Eve, New’s 13-year-old son, Lee Weathersby was shot and killed on 104th Av., near Walnut St. in […]

Urban League Study: 92% of Black Teens in Chicago are Unemployed

Urban League Study: 92% of Black Teens in Chicago are Unemployed

According to the Chicago Urban League, the unemployment situation for African American teens has gotten to the point of near hopelessness.  The study, released and reported by MyFoxChicago, says that a stunning 92% of all teens in the city of Chicago are currently unemployed. The study cites the steep decline in the number of available […]

Detroit Police Chief Tells Citizens That Police Can’t Protect Them

Detroit Police Chief Tells Citizens That Police Can’t Protect Them

By Greg B. Newly minted Detroit police chief James Craig, offered a rallying cry for citizens of the Motor City, “arm yourselves and criminals will think twice about attacking you.”  Craig stated,  ”when we look at the good community members who have concealed weapons permits,” he said, “the likelihood they’ll shoot is based on a […]

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