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St. Louis Teen Shot Shortly After Posting 'I Made it to 17' on Facebook Page St. Louis Teen Shot Shortly After Posting 'I Made it to 17' on Facebook Page

St. Louis, Mo., police are still looking for a suspect in the case of a black 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed on his birthday last weekend.

Jury Finds Getaway Driver Guilty in Chicago Teen Hadiya Pendleton's Murder Jury Finds Getaway Driver Guilty in Chicago Teen Hadiya Pendleton's Murder

It took a Cook County, Ill., jury less than three hours to find Kenneth Williams guilty on all charges related to the 2013 killing of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a King College Prep High School student who performed as a majorette for Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

Why Does Violence in Chicago Attract So Much Attention, Even Though It's Not the Murder Capital of The U.S.? Why Does Violence in Chicago Attract So Much Attention, Even Though It's Not the Murder Capital of The U.S.?

It is no longer news that the violence that plagued Chicago during the Aug. 3 weekend was one of the deadliest weekends in the past two years in the city, ending in a spree of gun violence that left 74 people shot, including 12 dead.

White Man Claims Self-Defense After Gunning Down Black Teenager for Shooting Fireworks White Man Claims Self-Defense After Gunning Down Black Teenager for Shooting Fireworks

A Texas man arrested for killing his teenage neighbor in a dispute over fireworks claims he only shot the victim in self-defense but police say cell-phone video shows otherwise.

South Carolina Mom Disputes Cops’ Claim That 3-Year-Old Accidentally Shot Himself in the Head South Carolina Mom Disputes Cops’ Claim That 3-Year-Old Accidentally Shot Himself in the Head

The father of a 3-year-old boy who died last weekend under his care says that his son accidentally shot himself in the head with a loaded gun; the boy’s mother, however, believes differently.

Mother Arrested at Hospital for Disorderly Conduct While Trying to See Her Dying Son Mother Arrested at Hospital for Disorderly Conduct While Trying to See Her Dying Son

You can add “being distraught over the death of your child while black” to the growing list of things that might get you arrested after police locked up a grieving mother for trying to see her son at a Pennsylvania hospital.

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: How Naomi Wadler Disrupted the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards Tribeca Film Festival 2018: How Naomi Wadler Disrupted the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

Anyone who thinks children should be seen and not heard has clearly never heard of Naomi Wadler. The 11-year-old blew millions of minds when she appeared onstage at last month’s March for Our Lives “to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national…

Los Angeles Times Union Finds Long-Standing Racial Pay Gap Los Angeles Times Union Finds Long-Standing Racial Pay Gap

Newspaper Underpaid Women, People of Color

A ‘Double Standard’: Black Parkland, Fla., Students Speak Out on Black Lives Matter Message Being Shut Down by School Days Before Shooting A ‘Double Standard’: Black Parkland, Fla., Students Speak Out on Black Lives Matter Message Being Shut Down by School Days Before Shooting

Just one week before a mass shooting would launch their school into the national spotlight, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School put on a Black History Month show at the Parkland, Fla., school. In a last-minute, unrehearsed addition, black student organizers wanted to address a letter that had appeared in…

Why Can’t Getting a Gun Be Like Getting a Driver’s License? A Conversation With NRA TV’s Colion Noir Why Can’t Getting a Gun Be Like Getting a Driver’s License? A Conversation With NRA TV’s Colion Noir

In the 24 hours it takes for this column to be written, edited, copy edited and uploaded to The Root and to end up on your phone, about 318 people across the United States will have been shot (in fact, the shooting at YouTube headquarters happened between writing my first and second drafts of this column). That’s just…

New York Just Took a Major Step in Addressing the Link Between Domestic Violence and Guns New York Just Took a Major Step in Addressing the Link Between Domestic Violence and Guns

Here’s a small glimmer of hope for victims of domestic violence: On Saturday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the passage of new legislation that requires convicted domestic abusers to surrender any and all firearms and prohibits them from obtaining or renewing a firearm license.

Black Students at Stoneman Douglas High Want Gun-Violence Solutions to Address Police Violence Black Students at Stoneman Douglas High Want Gun-Violence Solutions to Address Police Violence

On Wednesday afternoon, black students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., assembled to draw attention to their growing safety concerns since returning to class—concerns they say may not necessarily be shared or highlighted by their white classmates, who have received the bulk of the national…

Yes, the March for Our Lives Was About Black People, Too—and It’s About Time Yes, the March for Our Lives Was About Black People, Too—and It’s About Time

The ability of the Parkland, Fla., school-shooting victims to organize nationwide gun control rallies less than six weeks after their school was attacked is nothing short of a political miracle. Even Byron Allen couldn’t have predicted the perfect storm of demographics, inept politicians, charismatic kids and engaged…

Conservative Social Media Accounts Smeared a Parkland, Fla., Shooting Survivor With Photoshopped Image of Her Ripping Up Constitution Conservative Social Media Accounts Smeared a Parkland, Fla., Shooting Survivor With Photoshopped Image of Her Ripping Up Constitution

Conservative social media users are back on their bullshit (though, being “back” would mean they somehow left it).

Upholding the Dream: MLK’s Granddaughter Continues Her Family’s Legacy

Yolanda Renee King, the grandchild of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, made a surprise appearance Saturday at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. The 9-year-old roused the crowd with a passionate speech that would no doubt have made her activist grandparents proud, evoking the “I Have a…

Sunday Sermon: Jennifer Hudson Assures Us That ‘the Times They Are a-Changin’’

It’s a powerful thing to channel your pain into positive change. On Saturday, Jennifer Hudson did just that when she took to the stage at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., to sing a soul-stirring rendition of Bob Dylan’s protest anthem “The Times They Are a-Changin’.”

The Children Are Our Future: 11-Year-Old Naomi Wadler Asks Us to #SayHerName 

I am here today to represent Courtlin Arrington. I am here today to represent Hadiya Pendleton. I am here today to represent Taiyania Thompson, who at just 16 was shot dead at her home in Washington, D.C. I am here to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every…

9-Year-Old Boy Shot and Killed 14-Year-Old Sister Over Video Game, Police Say 9-Year-Old Boy Shot and Killed 14-Year-Old Sister Over Video Game, Police Say

A teenage girl was shot and killed by her younger brother over what police believe to have been an argument over video games.

Where Can Black Children Walk Out to Safety? Where Can Black Children Walk Out to Safety?

To the black students who walked out of schools across the country yesterday: We see you. We watched as you stood there, brown skin shining, braids swinging, voices booming, taking charge and walking in the revolutionary tradition of your ancestors. We saw the fire in your eyes. We felt it burning. Hold on to it.…

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