Youth Orgs Addressing Gun Violence in Black America

We'll fight 'til the end.

BUILD Chicago - BUILD (Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development) Chicago is set in the perfect location to "[motivate] and [equip youth] with tools to avoid violence, pursue education, and set positive goals for the future."  The organization does this through educational, social and leadership programs. Looks like our future is bright.   (Photo: Build Chicago via Facebook)

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BUILD Chicago - BUILD (Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development) Chicago is set in the perfect location to "[motivate] and [equip youth] with tools to avoid violence, pursue education, and set positive goals for the future." The organization does this through educational, social and leadership programs. Looks like our future is bright. (Photo: Build Chicago via Facebook)

Black Youth Project - Sometimes action isn't the way to combat an epidemic that seems to plague our communities. Black Youth Project aims at presenting information "to mobilize black youth and their allies to make positive change and build the world within which they want to live."   (Photo: Black Youth Project via Facebook)

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Black Youth Project - Sometimes action isn't the way to combat an epidemic that seems to plague our communities. Black Youth Project aims at presenting information "to mobilize black youth and their allies to make positive change and build the world within which they want to live." (Photo: Black Youth Project via Facebook)

The National Action Network (N.A.N) - Founded in 1991 by revered activist Rev. Al Sharpton,  N.A.N has many initiatives, but the organization's anti-violence initiative has been showcased most, especially in the wake of the numerous police brutality events happening all over the country this year.   (Photo: The National Action Network via Facebook)

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The National Action Network (N.A.N) - Founded in 1991 by revered activist Rev. Al Sharpton,  N.A.N has many initiatives, but the organization's anti-violence initiative has been showcased most, especially in the wake of the numerous police brutality events happening all over the country this year. (Photo: The National Action Network via Facebook)

Youth Alive - Youth Alive "advocates for sensible policies that reduce gun, gang, family and dating violence." The organization specifically tests best practices for helping youth cope with violence with their Caught in the Crossfire Program.   (Photo: Youth Alive via Facebook)

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Youth Alive - Youth Alive "advocates for sensible policies that reduce gun, gang, family and dating violence." The organization specifically tests best practices for helping youth cope with violence with their Caught in the Crossfire Program. (Photo: Youth Alive via Facebook)

The Non-Violence Project - This organization seeks to "inspire, engage and motivate young people to understand how to solve conflicts without resorting to violence." One of the programs that's pretty astonishing is The Non-Violence for Peace Tour, which asked artists from all over the world to reform the organization's gun logo into fiber glass replicas.    (Photo: The Non Violence Project)

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The Non-Violence Project - This organization seeks to "inspire, engage and motivate young people to understand how to solve conflicts without resorting to violence." One of the programs that's pretty astonishing is The Non-Violence for Peace Tour, which asked artists from all over the world to reform the organization's gun logo into fiber glass replicas.   (Photo: The Non Violence Project)

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The Black Panther Party - Originally named The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, the movement was founded in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. The organization's purpose was initially to monitor predominantly African-American neighborhoods and protect residents from police brutality.  (Photo: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images)

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The Black Panther Party - Originally named The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, the movement was founded in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. The organization's purpose was initially to monitor predominantly African-American neighborhoods and protect residents from police brutality. (Photo: Photo12/UIG/Getty Images)

Kids Off the Block - This organization's main aim is "to provide at-risk, low-income youth positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, truancy, violence, and the juvenile justice system." As it pertains to youth violence, the organization put together a panel that focused specifically on youth violence with their "We All We Got" panel discussion.  (Photo: Kids Off The Block via Facebook)

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Kids Off the Block - This organization's main aim is "to provide at-risk, low-income youth positive alternatives to gangs, drugs, truancy, violence, and the juvenile justice system." As it pertains to youth violence, the organization put together a panel that focused specifically on youth violence with their "We All We Got" panel discussion. (Photo: Kids Off The Block via Facebook)

Stop the Violence - The organization focuses on "bringing awareness to the deterioration of Trenton by talking about the issues but at the same time working to solve them!"  (Photo: Stop The Violence via Facebook)

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Stop the Violence - The organization focuses on "bringing awareness to the deterioration of Trenton by talking about the issues but at the same time working to solve them!" (Photo: Stop The Violence via Facebook)

NAACP - A staple in the African-American community, the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People's aim is to "ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race." Most recently, the organization has covered the death of Mike Brown very heavily.   (Photo: NAACP)

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NAACP - A staple in the African-American community, the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People's aim is to "ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race." Most recently, the organization has covered the death of Mike Brown very heavily. (Photo: NAACP)

Ferguson October - Coming directly from the Mike Brown shooting a group of demonstrators organized to "oppose police violence in the United States."   (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Ferguson October - Coming directly from the Mike Brown shooting a group of demonstrators organized to "oppose police violence in the United States." (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)