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Rams Host 2022 Impact Day to Discuss Solutions to Prevent Gun Violence
August 25, 2022
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, there has been a 5.5% increase in gun violence since July 2021. To combat this statistic, the Los Angeles Rams and Inglewood Mayor James Butts, ... read more »
‘Still Standing’ Play Highlights Mothers Who Lost Sons to Gun Violence
August 11, 2022
In August of 2017, Cherie Ivy’s life was changed forever. She was among the more than 3,000 people in California who lost a loved one to gun violence. ... read more »
Newsom Takes Action To Keep Californians Safe From Gun Violence
August 4, 2022
Last Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed several bills focused on addressing gun violence. ... read more »
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Black Californians Split on Supreme Court Gun Rights Ruling
July 7, 2022
A little over a week ago, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) handed down a 6-to-3 decision making it more difficult for a handful of states – including California – to keep strict laws they have in place against carrying guns in public. ... read more »
Etienne Maurice, Founder of WalkGood LA
June 16, 2022
The Actor, Activist and Certified Yoga Instructor on turning pain into purpose ... read more »
LA City Attorney Announces Plan To Combat Increasing Gun Violence
January 24, 2022
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced an eight-point plan to address increasing gun violence in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Gun Violence claiming more lives of American teens, children
October 11, 2021
Gun violence is killing an increasing number of American children, from toddlers caught in crossfires to teenagers gunned down in turf wars, drug squabbles or for posting the wrong thing on social media. Shootings involving children and teenagers have been on the rise in recent years, and 2021 is no exception. Experts say idleness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shares the blame with easy access to guns and disputes that too often end with gunfire. ... read more »
Chicago Mayor Says She Will Give One-On-One Interviews Only to Journalists of Color
May 27, 2021
Mayor Lightfoot has made gun violence a priority, and she noted the importance of speaking to journalists of color. Her decision has sparked outrage in White media circles, but others applauded Mayor Lightfoot. “With this outrage, y’all are implying that Black and Brown journalists aren’t capable of asking the hard questions,” the Chicago-based Black-owned media platform, The TRiiBE, tweeted. ... read more »
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The Cry of a Mother
May 6, 2021
Wendy's Window ... read more »
Is Removing Confederate Monuments, Changing Sports Teams Names Just A Distraction?
January 21, 2021
Protests and unrest in 2020 sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, shined an even brighter spotlight on police brutality against African Americans.  ... read more »
Assemblymember’s Son Victim of Gun Violence
April 9, 2020
The 32-year-old son of Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) was one of four victims who were shot on Sunday around 4:00pm in the 8900 block of Hobart Avenue in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
SCLC Names Winners of MLK Essay & Oratorical Contest
January 16, 2020
Six middle and high school students emerged as winners of the 5th Annual MLK Essay and Oratorical Contest. ... read more »
NNPA Newswire Exclusive: Bill Cosby Counsels Prisoners Via ‘Mann Up’ Program
December 6, 2019
In addition to Cosby, who is not officially associated with the program, four members of Mann Up spoke exclusively to NNPA Newswire. “The majority of the men in Mann Up are in for long prison terms, including life without the possibility of parole,” said Tyree Wallace, co-founder and president of the Mann Up Association. ... read more »
Grandmother of Saugus HS Victim, Dominic Blackwell, Speaks Out
November 28, 2019
“This is a great loss, a tremendous loss. I never thought something like this would happen.” ... read more »
The Human and Economic Toll of Gun Violence is Staggering
October 3, 2019
The September 18 state-by-state examination of the economic costs of gun violence, reveals numbers that the committee called "staggering." For instance, in 2017, for the first time, the rate of firearm deaths exceeded the death rate by motor vehicle accidents. Nearly 40,000 people were killed in the United States by a gun in 2017, including approximately 2,500 school-age children – or more than 100 people per day and more than five children murdered each day. Sixty percent of gun deaths each year are firearm suicides, researchers said. ... read more »
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