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White House Gun Violence Program with Philanthropies Ends

By THALIA BEATY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It was small, as Washington celebrations go — two senior Biden administration advisers gathered with program...

Advocates Urge Educators to Heed Bereft Children’s Cry for Help by Changing School Culture

By By Shirley L. Smith, New York Amsterdam News, Word in Black  The COVID-19 pandemic and America’s continuing struggle with gun violence have shined a...

Ten Convicted in Attempted Killing of Slugger David Ortiz

By Associated Press A Dominican court convicted 10 people involved in the 2019 attempted killing of former Red Sox baseball star David Ortiz, authorities confirmed...
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Survivors of Gangs and Gun Violence, These Women Now Help Others Navigate Grief

By Cara Anthony, Kaiser Health News When April Roby-Bell joined the Gangster Disciples in middle school, the street gang treated her like family when she...

Fans praise slain rapper Takeoff at Atlanta memorial

By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Fans celebrated the musical legacy of slain rapper Takeoff on Friday at a memorial service in Atlanta,...