The Congressional Black Caucus held an emergency summit on Chicago’s gun violence crisis last Friday.

The group gathered at Chicago State University, and discussed possible solutions to the crisis.

From NewsOne:

“With all due respect to Newtown and Arizona and the mass murders, we need to have voices for the urban areas and for urban violence,” said U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly on Friday. Kelly was joined by Congressional Black Caucus members — Maxine WatersBobby Rush and Danny Davis — along with Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

“We’re beating the drum, and I know I’m not going to let this die because we’re losing a generation of young people,” Kelly said. And her statements are far from exaggerated. A recent study in the American Journal of Medicine found that homicide is now the leading cause of death in young black males in America.

Read more at NewsOne

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