Gang Violence

Sixty one people were shot in the Windy City this holiday weekend and of those marked by gun violence, 11 died from their wounds.

August 2016 was Chicago’s deadliest month in nearly two decades, leaving the city’s streets riddled with shell casings and bloodshed from mostly African-American bodies.  According to the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics, an astonishing 474 people were victims of homicide in 2016. In August alone, there were 92 deaths, a number slightly lower than July 1993 […]

A team of scholars analyze how social media posts escalate into violence. The scholars are calling it a public health problem.

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…

Buzzing Chicago artist Chance The Rapper (pictured) was instrumental in a social media campaign that led to a quieting of the escalating gun violence in…