Social Contexts of Youth Bullying


We need to stop thinking about bullying as a youth problem, and instead look at how bullying “trickles down” from adults to young people.

Light Between the Bars: The Road to Redemption


A man put a group of prison inmates in a room with nothing but a camera. The result is stunning.

The Senseless Death of a Boy, and the Grief of the Cop Who Couldn’t Save Him

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A cop’s honest, heartfelt pain after witnessing the effects of gun violence and the death of a little boy the same age as his own.

What’s Worse Than Witnessing Gun Violence?

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Some black men are starting to believe their bad press, so a Chicago author offers this tip.

Why Can’t America Control Its Violence Epidemic?


In the wake of last week’s FSU school shootings, Americans were again reminded that our gun problem isn’t over.

Do Guns Improve Safety?


Should guns be used for safety? What do the numbers say?

Who Are the “Good Guys With Guns”?

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Alex Yarde wants to look beyond the next news cycle on the epidemic of unarmed killings of black males.

Bloodlines Are Being Eliminated in the Black Community


Author Joe Carter speaks on how violence against black males is wiping out some family bloodlines

Let Him Cry


Adam Dyer recalls feeling trapped as an angry young teenager. And as a man, having to bargain with society to let him express his emotions.

“Gun control advocates to only restrict political opponents guns?”

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Gun Culture Does

“Forgiveness is the Path to Healing, but is it Enough?”

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From One Dad Who Lost a Child to Another: A Message to Richard Martinez About Honor

Brothers On The Block: Movement In Chicago To Help End Violence


Britani Danielle investigates the new movement in Chicago that is working to prevent and end violence on the streets.

Why Are These White Boys So Untouchable?

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Dillan DiGiovanni asks: “What does our country stand to gain from perpetuating this deeply-rooted myth that black people are more violent than white men or people of any other race?”

Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America?

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Has nonfatal gun violence increased or decreased over the past 10 years? No one really knows.

5 Reasons to Stop Calling Chicago ‘Chiraq’


Considered the voice of Chicago, B.O.L.D member Richard Taylor fights against the death spoken over his hometown.