Gun Violence

Stories about gun violence within our country are becoming all too common. President Obama is utilizing the incidents as an avenue to open up the conversation about the need for stricter gun control laws. He recently released a statement about the killing of Zaevion Dobson, a high school football star from Knoxville, Tennessee who was […]

A community is mourning the loss of Zaevion William Dobson, who risked his life to save others when a gunman randomly opened fire.

​​   Chicago enters the weekend with at least 14 people wounded in several shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. Six of the shootings happened in a two-hour period during the early hours of Saturday morning, The Chicago Tribune reports. Four of the shootings were reportedly drive-by shootings while others stemmed from robberies and fights. The […]

Johnson, 25, was fatally shot by Officer George Hernandez eight days before the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

The presence of a predominately African-American jury in the first case against a Baltimore police officer involved in the death of Freddie Gray may help expose the strained relationship between the city’s residents and law enforcement. While Officer William Porter’s trial began Wednesday, potential jurors were previously asked public and private questions by Judge Barry G. Williams about the […]

"The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country," Obama said.

Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, pleaded not guilty Monday before being placed on a $1.5 million bond.

Ja’Mecca Smith was found dead at the home of Demarqo Smith early Saturday morning. The 25-year-old father was not home when the police arrived. He briefly fled the scene before returning to speak to the police.

Davis, who has been on the front lines of the Black Lives Matter movement for some time, understands that Jordan is just one story of many in America. For him, the most immediate change can come on Black Friday, the third anniversary of Jordan's death.

This past weekend, the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha, a historic Black fraternity, took to the streets of Chicago and held steadfast in the midst…

Consultant W. Ken Katsaris, who is also a certified Florida law enforcement officer instructor, called the Nov. 2014 incident tragic, but "objectively reasonable."