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Violence Hits the Young, Old and Those Who Oppose it the Most

By Tandy Lau, Word in Black This past week in New York City was an alarmingly violent one, especially for Black and brown youngsters. On...

Youth Program Founder Hurt in Shooting ‘Has Biggest Heart’

By JIM SALTER and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press Will Keeps was a 15-year-old member of a Chicago gang when he witnessed rival members kill his...

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...
Terra Jenkins, Roby Bell, And Larita Rice Barnes Portrait

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...