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'Chi-Raq' and the Real-Life Chicago Gang Wars

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Why 2 Chicago moms are suing suburbs over their murdered sons

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-mothers-suburbs-lawsuit-guns-20150804-story.html (full story: copy/paste url)

Finding purpose over the pain of a child’s murder

http://chicagoreporter.com/finding-purpose-over-the-pain-of-a-childs-murder/ (full story: copy/paste url)

POP Co-sponsor, Pamela Bosley and St. Sabina's BRAVE Youth Leader, Lamar Johnson speak in support of the Mayor's Commission for a Safer Chicago Strategic Plan for 2015.

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Purpose Over Pain member/Co-founder, Tommie Bosley is awarded special recognition for their outstanding volunteer efforts within the community. The article was featured in a special edition of the Urban Partnership Bank's PULSE magazine, which spotlighted UPB employee volunteers. 

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POP JOINS RALLY OUTSIDE OF CHUCK'S GUN SHOP

Members of POP, along with Father Pfleger, joined the Brady Campaign in a protest outside of Chuck’s Gun shop. We took a stand to demand that Chucks and other “Bad Apple” gun dealers would adhere to the law and have background checks done on EVERYONE who purchases a gun from their stores. Chuck’s alone has already sold over 1500 crime guns.  Read more...


TURNING MOURNING INTO REMEMBRANCE

Alice Norris, in memory of her daughter, Rolanda LaKeisha Marshall, joins friends and relatives of gun violence victims who honored their loved ones at the Mother's Dream Quilt event in West Garfield Park.

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THIS IS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LOSE YOUR OWN CHILD TO GUN VIOLENCE

Chicago is again facing startling levels of gun violence this summer. Though more than seven years have passed since Blair was shot, Nance-Holt, a Chicago Fire Department battalion chief, says she still thinks about her son daily -- he is the first thing on her mind every morning, and the last thing each night. This is her story.


HEARING HELD ON PROPOSED GUN SALE RESTRICTIONS

Chicago City Council held a hearing on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to allow firearms sales in Chicago while putting tight restrictions on gun retailers.


WHERE IS THE COMMON SENSE PLAN TO COMBAT GUN VIOLENCE?

It was May 10, 2007. A surveillance tape captured a teenager with a gun boarding a Chicago bus -- and shooting.
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Ron Holt, Blair Holt and Annette Nance-Holt

Ron Holt, Blair Holt and Annette Nance-Holt

 

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UNSOLVED MURDER CASES GROW LONG AND COLD

The tragic account of two friends who ironically lost their lives to gun violence only steps away from buildings where they attended church services. As written by Lamar Colyer III - Roosevelt University.

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PURPOSE OVER PAIN SEEKS TO INCREASE SAFETY, END COMMUNITY CODES OF SILENCE

POP members describe their journey and the efforts they embark upon to make a difference in the community.

By Cory Hall -  4/24/2014 Issue - Bean Soup Times

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