The 411 on Gun Violence and African-Americans

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  • What You Need to Know
  • Gun Violence Overall
  • African-Americans and Gun Deaths
  • Black Youth Are Vulnerable
  • 42 Percent of Us Know a Victim of Gun Violence
  • Chicago Statistics
  • Why Us?
  • What Can Be Done?

What You Need to Know

In the wake of Trayvon Martin’s murder, the Sandy Hook massacre and the countless lives lost in urban cities such as Chicago, it’s clear that gun violence is a serious issue in our country and in the Black community. Read more about the stats, why this type of violence exists and what can be done about it. —Kellee Terrell

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