Category: violence

Are We Raising Our Girls to KILL Over Boys?

Are We Raising Our Girls to KILL Over Boys?
Beehives and Bathroom Brawls By Sylvia Snowden When Prince died, I was devastated (he seemed almost immortal, you know?), and one of the things I did to help overcome my sorrow was to immerse myself in all things Prince. I listened to all of my favorite Prince songs, I watched all of my favorite Prince... Read more »

An Open Letter to Spike Lee

An Open Letter to Spike Lee
By Sylvia D. Snowden Dear Spike, You released your movie “Chiraq” recently and unsurprisingly, not much has changed.  Young kids are still carrying guns and killing each other in Chicago’s streets.  But you had to know your life wasn’t really going to help anything around here, right? Ok, so, no, the movie was not an... Read more »

Mass Shootings: America’s New Norm?

Mass Shootings: America’s New Norm?
By Kym B. To date, there have been 355 mass shootings in the United States in one year. A mass shooting is defined as an incident in which four or more individuals have been injured or killed, and there have been 355 in 336 days, thus far. We have experienced more mass shootings than any... Read more »
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Tyshawn Lee: Leave His Parents Alone and Find His Killers

Tyshawn Lee: Leave His Parents Alone and Find His Killers
By Devin Miller I must admit that I have avoided the news recently. I live in Chicago and there is obviously a ridiculous amount of senseless violence here, and it takes a depressing hold on journalism. Being a Chicago native is a gift and a curse. It’s a gift because the city, the food, and... Read more »