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Gun Control Advocacy or Political Theatrics

Advancing the gun control debate or partisan political theater?

In the wake of the shooting rampage in Orlando, Florida, Democrats have sought to renew…

By John Burnett

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Chicago Anti-Violence Leader Killed by Gunfire

Leonore Draper was killed outside of an anti-violence fundraiser

Chicago teenagers organized the anti-violence group Project Orange Tree to initiate efforts and to combat…

By Black Enterprise

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Facebook and Instagram Reveal New Rules to Combat Gun Sales

Facebook's new rules will provide a warning and in-app education if users search for the purpose of purchasing illegal firearms

Facebook just announced new rules

By Patrick Austin

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State of the Union Preview: Opportunity and Action [Column]

Will you be tuning in?

President Obama will address the nation tomorrow night in his annual State of the Union…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Snoop Lion Partners With League Of Young Voters

Rapper discusses ongoing efforts with No Guns Allowed campaign and solutions to end gun violence

Can Snoop help curb violence in urban communities?

By Timothy P. Tukes

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Brown’s Bold Bid to Become Maryland’s Next Governor

The following excerpts are from an exclusive interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle

His campaign to become the first black to run the statehouse seeks advanced education, minority…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Alleged Chicago Baby Killer Caught

Six month old Jonylah Watkins was shot in March

Career criminal charged with killing of 6 month old Jonylah Watkins

By Makkada B. Selah

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12-Year-Old Boy Shot and Killed During Robbery Attempt

"It's really a shame you can't even let your kids play outside," the mother said

Boy killed during a robbery attempt on the streets of New Jersey

By Makkada B. Selah

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Shots Fired at New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade; 18 Injured

Three suspects reportedly fled the scene

A second line parade in New Orleans on Mother’s Day disrupted by gunfire

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rapper Trina’s Brother Murdered in Broad Daylight

Rapper Trina's brother, William "Gonk" Bain, was gunned down in Miami in broad daylight by a "friend."

Friends described him as a “good kid”

By Sasha King

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Michelle Obama Tears Up During Gun Violence Speech in Chicago

First Lady holds back tears in front of Chicago crowd.

Mrs. Obama urges business leaders to support fight against gun violence.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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4-Year Old Girl Fatally Shot in Car in Miami

Another child may have pulled the trigger

Another tragic loss from gun violence has occurred

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chicago Teen Shot to Death After Sister Attended Obama’s Gun Speech

Teen gunned down while visiting friends

Teen is the victim of another senseless shooting in Chicago

By Makkada B. Selah

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Pres. Obama Will Visit Chicago to Address Increasing Gun Violence

Obama responds to calls from gun-violence activists

Obama will address gun-violence in Chicago in upcoming visit

By Makkada B. Selah

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First Lady to Attend 15-Year-Old Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Civil rights leaders call for answer to Chicago gun violence

She will be joined by White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

By Sasha King

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Jesse Jackson Urges Obama to Come to Chicago

Jackson says Obama visit necessary

Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks federal intervention is needed in Chicago to combat gang-violence.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Reward Increased for Slain Chicago Teen, Funeral Arrangements Announced

Teen will be laid to rest February 8

Funeral arrangements and reward money announced for 15-year-old gunned down in Chicago

By Makkada B. Selah

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Nation Responds to Gang-Related Shooting of Chicago 15-Year-Old

15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was murdered in the streets of Chicago just weeks after performing at the president's inauguration.

Hadiya Pendleton made an anti-gang violence video before being gunned down

By Makkada B. Selah

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When Will We Stand Against the Insanity of Gun Violence?

There are weapons designed for personal protection. And there are those made for the quick and efficient slaughter of human beings.

I believe in the Second Amendment. I pledged to defend it and the rest of…

By Earl Graves, Sr.

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The Newtown Massacre: If 20 First Graders Aren’t Enough, What Is?

Like guns, legislation often comes with "bodies on it." How many more will it take to provoke measures to curb gun violence?

By the time I was a pre-teen, I knew. There are some measures that simply…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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