Solutions to Violence in Chicago

  Any day now one, two or three people will be shot dead. The daily drip of blood flows on though fewer lives were lost in 2014. The stories are not likely to differ from before: How tragic. How upsetting. How frustrating and unacceptable. All true. But maybe now we can look forward to reporting […]

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Who Among US Can Tell Chicago’s Story?

  Police cars, howling sirens, weeping friends and family and the yellow police tape that marks another  tragedy. We’ve seen and witnessed these scenarios in the news media and live, unfortunately. Too many times. So what do we want from them today? We want context: what it means? If you watch “Chicago Love,” this Wednesday, […]

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What drives the violence is what is missing

So how do you stop the violence here? That’s what the out-of-town TV executive wanted to know. It was a recent meeting at a Chatham restaurant pulled together by Revolt TV, the channel owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs. And Keith Clinkscales, Revolt TV’s CEO, said the channel wants to tell the story of the violence […]

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The Trauma That Lingers

    Violence marks us with a fever. A fever that marks: The shooters or victims, who think they need to retaliate. Those, who think they need to defend  or protect themselves by carrying a gun. Those, who flee their streets, their communities, their cities wanting to protect themselves or their families or their businesses […]

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