East Side Riders Bike Club is a volunteer organization in South Central Los Angeles with a mission to improve Watts through community service, charity work, and bike programs aimed at keeping local youth out of gang activity.
In Little Rock, Arkansas, gang violence has returned with full force. And even those who want to leave it behind struggle to find jobs.
In the months after the 9/11 attacks, most Americans felt that the threats we faced from terrorists were limitless. Anything seemed possible if al-Qaeda militants could enter our country, learn to fly airplanes, and then crash commercial flights into the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
Q: To which countries have you migrated this expertise? I have worked in El Salvador, Peru, the United Kingdom, Israel, Malawi
************************ "It's totally natural and normal for us to be upset, confused, [and] scared about what's going on
“I hired them on the spot! The streets will not have our children!”
When an elected official, even one like Woods who likes Trump, compares police officers to Crips and Bloods, even under specific circumstances, it shouldn't fly under the media radar, like this May 26 statement of Woods did.
In a recent NY TIMES article about gun violence in Chicago, the logic of one Chicago mother, who watches another mother weep
Inner-city black communities are screaming bloody murder. Tears of those affected hover like a cloud over cities continuously drowned in blood splatter. Night time arrives with no peace--no rest and no silent nights.
What then are the priorities? The group we gathered in Guatemala focused sharply on three: maternal health (including reproductive
"I am most proud of my work for bringing some form of closure to the family and friends of victims that have been murdered. Many people who have lost a loved one to violence feel better knowing the suspect responsible cannot hurt others and is not enjoying the freedoms that we have."
I recently viewed Chiraq. After reading some of the reviews, I realized that many people simply don't get Spike Lee's creative genius.
YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and women who are leaders, activists and influencers on the subject of gun violence in America.
With hundreds of millions of dollars spent and lots of really boring, typical political commercials, I've come to realize
Shanduke McPhatter was once a "Blood" gang member. Now, he has dedicated his life to ending the bloodshed caused by gun violence through his organization Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes.
Spike Lee has built an astonishing career as a multigenerational filmmaker, crafting some of the most iconic cult classics of the past four decades.
What do the youth of a continent all have in common? Potential. Not just some vague sort of ideal that we call "potential." There is a story inside of each one of them waiting to be written and it's big and it is hard-wired into their brains to write it.