Posts tagged "Dajae Coleman"

Ignorance Up Close: Facebook Thread Highlights Complaceny Toward Gun Violence

Ignorance Up Close: Facebook Thread Highlights Complaceny Toward Gun Violence
After writing an article about my son’s iPod Touch getting stolen, I shared it online….and that’s when a couple of former high school classmates started commenting on my Facebook page (note: I’ve blurred any names except for my own). This high school friend now lives in L.A.: The next comment came from a former high... Read more »

Evanston's Shooting Gallery Requires Federal Intervention. Ya Think?

Evanston's Shooting Gallery Requires Federal Intervention. Ya Think?
Won’t someone please help us? Yesterday morning, on 12/11/12, a young man was shot and killed near the high school in Evanston, Illinois. Police suspect Javar Bamberg’s death was an act of retaliation for another shooting three days prior which critically injured a 20-year-old man on Howard Street — a shooting which occurred just hours... Read more »

Following Dajae Coleman's Death, It's Time To Wake the F*ck Up, America

Following Dajae Coleman's Death, It's Time To Wake the F*ck Up, America
Spend a little time on the US Census Bureau website and you’ll find that, statistically speaking, the population of Evanston, Illinois, isĀ  quite similar to the overall population of the United States of America. Aside from Evanston’s higher-than-average population density, this suburb north of Chicago reflects the racial and socioeconomic makeup of our nation —... Read more »
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Fourteen Days With Dajae Coleman

Fourteen Days With Dajae Coleman
Dajae Coleman, a 14-year-old freshman at Evanston Township High School, was shot and killed while walking with friends near the school two nights ago. When I first moved to Evanston, I was pregnant with my first child, now a 14-year-old freshman at ETHS. Back then, my husband and I lived in our very first house... Read more »
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