Tag: gun violence

NNPA Chair: Gun control ‘forbidden subject”’ when mass shooters are white, male

NNPA Chair: Gun control ‘forbidden subject”’ when mass shooters are white, male

| October 8, 2017

‘Glaring double standard’ CHICAGO—The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell said that the issue of gun control escapes vigorous debate when the perpetrators of mass shooters are white males. The leader of the association, comprised of more than 200 black-owned publications, also noted that cries for reform gain the most traction when […]

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More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

| October 8, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Las Vegas authorities have identified Stephen Paddock, a 64 year-old white man from Mesquite, Nevada, as the gunmen in one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. During a brief press conference Monday morning, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that more than 50 people were […]

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Former Detroit gang member now gang peacemaker

Former Detroit gang member now gang peacemaker

| June 12, 2016

By Michael H. Cottman, Urban News Service Ray Winans, once affectionately known as “Killer Ray,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit—one gang member at a time. The 37-year-old former gang member is an unconventional activist who mediates among gangs, police and federal prosecutors while encouraging young black men to end their lives of crime […]

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Gun violence not the same as video game

Gun violence not the same as video game

| September 11, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I used to play video games. I would play various video games, including those involving warfare and shooting. I would take pride if I could get my score up. I was thrilled when I was not ambushed. I would walk away and think very little more about it. The […]

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Put down the guns: Boxing, mixed martial arts alternatives to solving conflict

Put down the guns: Boxing, mixed martial arts alternatives to solving conflict

| July 26, 2015

According to the Center for Disease Control, there were 16,121 homicides in the United States in 2013. More than 11,000 of those killings were caused by firearms. What better way is there to teach our children that all lives matter? Now is the time for peace. Violent crime inflicts a heavy economic and emotional burden on […]

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Black girls also victims of gun violence

Black girls also victims of gun violence

| June 18, 2014

By Marlon Peterson Special to the NNPA PERSPECTIVE In 1999, when I was 19 years old, I was arrested and charged with first degree murder, several counts of attempted murder, attempted robbery and several counts of criminal use of a weapon. I was convicted of first degree assault and third degree weapons possession, and was […]

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2 dead, 25 wounded during Chicago weekend violence

| April 7, 2014

Rather than running off to police the world and trying to fight wars overseas, perhaps we should concentrate on trying to make peace on our own soil. American streets are far more deadly than the trails of Afghanistan it seems. 2 dead, 25 wounded during Chicago weekend violence CHICAGO (AP) — Two people died and […]

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Gun violence aimed at black males triggers concern

| March 12, 2014

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Several new studies confirm what most people have suspected all along: No group is harmed more by gun violence than young Black males. “While 13 percent of Americans are black, in 2010, 65 percent of gun murder victims between the ages of 15 and 24 were black,” […]

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