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The youngest daughter of radio show host Rickey Smiley was shot on Sunday, July 5, 2020, while en route to a burger joint in Houston, the comedian revealed to his nationally syndicated audience. The star of the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” was addressing the violent Fourth of July weekend that saw more than 100 Black…

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Strong community leaders and activists are a big part of Chicago’s culture. It’s also no secret that the city loves the game of basketball. At only 23 years old, Chicago native and former basketball player at Whitney Young High School, McKinley Nelson combined activism and basketball. He founded and runs Project Swish, a nonprofit organization…

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Ten people were shot to death after a murderous gunman opened fire in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday morning, just hours after 20 people were slaughtered by another homicidal shooter in El Paso, Texas, bringing the horrific death toll for the mass shootings to 30 people in less than 24 hours in America. According to the…

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A senseless shooting has taken the life of rising Florida rapper and mom Nina Ross Da Boss, whose real name is Jimmiel Spillman-Ingram. The Tampa, Florida, rapper was also a mother of six children, ages 11, 9, 8, 5, 1 and 2-months-old. Spillman-Ingram was riding in a car with an unidentified Black male who was…

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“This Bitter Earth” is a song recorded by the great Dinah Washington that speaks to life’s realities. Written by David Rivers and directed by Mikael Burke, the stage version currently playing at the About Face Theater at Theater Wit in Chicago stars actors Sheldon Brown and Daniel Desmarais. Brown and Desmarais play an interracial couple whose…

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For the past 20 years, the United States has been plagued by gun violence with a growing number of mass shootings at schools, churches, concerts, movie theaters and malls. With each shooting, officials at the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its supporters have insisted that ill-intentioned individuals and easy access to firearms by felons and…

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A disturbing video has been making the rounds on social media called the #NoLackChallenge.The video shows an unidentified man pointing a gun at people and waiting to see if they respond by pointing their gun back at him. People pull handguns and assault rifles and laugh the whole thing off. The video is surprising also because…

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Easy access to a gun has once again led to the tragic death of a young child in Mississippi. On August 4, 2017, Zaylan Sparkman, 6, was playing video games on a cell phone and sitting on a washing machine at his family’s home. According to the Sun Herald, his brother Albert Deonte Craft III, 16,…

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The trend of senseless violence against children in Detroit has struck again with the shooting of Malik Cosey, 9, this past weekend. The straight-A student was waiting in a parked car with two other children to go to the movies with his uncle and cousin. It was then, police and witnesses say, that a gunman…

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