There are not many details known about Lamia Beard’s death. What is known, is that Beard is the latest transgender woman of color to fall victim to violence.
13-year-old Malik Bryant wanted peace for Christmas. The Chicago teenager desired it so much, that he wrote a letter to Santa asking that the city be covered in safety.
Now, Bryant’s letter has gone viral.
The mother of the gunman who killed two NYPD police officers on Saturday extended her deepest condolences to their families on Monday.
Over the summer, celebrities participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Now, actor Samuel L. Jackson is calling on those same celebrities to speak out against another worthy cause: police brutality.
Ferguson, Missouri activists met with President Barack Obama Monday to demand that officials put an end to police brutality in the nation.
It has been one week since a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The unarmed teenager was shot six times in the head, chest and arms.
San Diego based rapper Brandon Duncan, better known as Tiny Doo, has rapped with the likes of Lil’ Wayne and others. He has a big following with music detailing gang life, and that is what may send him to prison.
The possibility of further clashes between Ferguson residents and police is expected as the grand jury decides on whether to charge Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
As a precaution, the state of Missouri has prepared its National Guard to act pending the reaction to the imminent decision.
A 14-year-old boy is dead after an encounter with Louisiana police.
The incident happened in Terrebonne Parish after deputies were called to the scene just before 6 p.m. pm on Tuesday.
A 16-year-old girl was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood that also left one man wounded early Saturday.
Shaquise Buckner was killed in the 7200 black of South Laflin Street around 12:50 a.m., according to authorities.
Illinois State Police are on their way to Chicago to work with the city’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit as of Thursday.
Starting at District 11 on the West Side, a new crime-fighting effort will bring forty officers with the Illinois State Police in to help the unit track down wanted criminals.
Tensions are high in Israel, but one angle that isn’t being talked about much is the explosion of racism and extremism.
It started shortly after the kidnapping of three Israeli boys in Gush Etzion, that led to an assault in Gaza which has left more than 1,000 dead.
In 2014, more than 200 people have already lost their lives in Chicago. As the city continues to get a lot of attention for the amount of violence in the city, many are standing up in protest of the crimes.
A Chicago mother who lost her 11-year-old daughter when a stray bullet pierced her skull while she was at a sleepover is speaking out.
Shamiya Adams was killed when the bullet came through the bedroom window of a friend’s house on the city’s West Side.
More than 80 people were shot in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend. 15 of the victims have died. Residents in the city are fed up with the senseless violence, but many feel helpless.
But members of the BYP100 are taking a stand against the tragedy, even if it means being in the thick of it. During an interview with NPR, BYP100’s National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers explained how the organization is combating the violence, and that it’s very personal.