gun violence

Oakland, CA Shooting Leaves One Dead and Seven Injured

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A shooting in Oakland, California, on Monday night left one person dead and seven more injured. The occurrence took place at approximately 6 pm PST in the 5900 block of Macarthur Blvd, according to a statement from the Oakland Police Department (OPD). The shooting comes only hours after the one 40 miles away in Half […]

Virginia School Downplayed Warnings From Teacher Before 6-Year-Old Shot Her

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Richneck Elementary has been closed since the January 6 shooting of teacher Abby Zwerner by her six-year-old student. Recent updates report that the gun used by the first grader in Newport News, Virginia, was stored on the top shelf of his mother’s bedroom closet, James Ellenson, the attorney representing the child’s family, shared earlier. While […]

Gunmen Open Fire at Florida Rapper Yungeen Ace, Friend Shot and Killed


Jacksonville, Florida rapper Yungeen Ace was the target in a shooting in Georgia over the weekend, which left one of his friends dead. Visit for more information Ace, whose real name is Kenyanta Bullard, along with three of his associates, were ambushed by three gunmen at a Hampton Inn hotel in Waycross, Georgia. After […]

Trump Pushes For ‘Stop And Frisk’ Strategy to Curb Violence in Chicago


President Donald Trump pledged on Monday to end a “crime spree” in Chicago and called for loosening restrictions on police in the third-largest U.S. city to allow stopping and frisking suspects for weapons and other contraband. Visit for more information Chicago police agreed in August 2015 to outside monitoring of stop-and-frisk searches after an […]

Chicago Gun Violence: 40 People Shot In The Windy City In First Weekend In August

Chi-Town still lives up to its war-torn moniker “Chiraq”. Visit for more information Over three dozen people were shot in the streets of Chicago this past weekend, from midnight on Saturday(August 4) to early Sunday morning. Four deaths were reported in the 40 shootings, according to Chicago Police. This weekend carnage comes as the […]

Noah ’40’ Shebib Announces Commitment To Fight Toronto Gun Violence


Drake collaborator and OVO producer Noah “40” Shebib reacts to the gun violence in his city and decides to make a difference. Visit for more information Noah made a name for himself arguably helping to define Drake’s Billboard-topping sound. However, after recent events in the press, the Nice For What producer and Canadian celebrity wants […]

Major Chicago Expressway Taken Over by Anti-Violence Protest


Thousands of citizens marched on to Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway to highlight the changes needed in the city. Led by Father Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church on the southside, citizens took over the expressway beginning at 10 a.m. to march from 79th Street to 67th Street. Visit for more information The march is demanding […]

Shanduke McPhatter Talks Gangsta Gala III and Gun Violence with The Source


Third time’s a charm is the theme of the gala the organization Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes a.k.a. G.M.A.C.C. is hosting on May 4th at the Sand Castle in Long Island, NY. The event will host community leaders and elected officials who work and support the organization and its work with gun violence. This will […]

Where Does Hip-Hop Stand on Gun Laws Following the Parkland Shooting?

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R&B Singer Rico Love once said that contradiction is “a part of human nature” and everybody has “a little bit of hypocrisy in them.” Visit for more information This sentiment could not be more true when it comes to Hip-Hop’s relationship with guns. Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, […]

Trevor Noah ‘Goes In’ On Tucker Carlson For Dismissing Teens Against Guns

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Visit for more information After Tucker Carlson‘s recent statements about students fighting for gun control, Trevor Noah is furious. After the Parkland shooting, students around the country have made their voice heard about gun laws in America. Trevor Noah of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show applauded students for walking out last Thursday to protest against […]

14,000 Children Shoes On The Lawn Of The US Capitol Bring Attention To Gun Violence

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On March 12th, the global advocacy group, Avaaz, laid out 7,000 pairs of children’s shoes outside of on the southeast lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., in memory of every child who has died due to gun violence. Visit for more information The 14,000 shoes serve as an installment that organizers […]

Is Hip-Hop the New Scapegoat for Gun Violence in America?


Words by Nick Slay Visit for more information As law enforcement information from yesterday continues to trickles in that the Las Vegas gunman killed a security guard six minutes prior to opening fire, there are still mixed emotions to his motives. After the worst mass shooting incident in American history, it was very easy […]

4 Dead After Shooting At UPS Facility In San Francisco


A driver armed with a handgun opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc package-sorting center in San Francisco on Wednesday, killing three people before fatally shooting himself as officers closed in. Visit for more information Wednesday’s shooting prompted a massive police response in a neighbourhood near the California city’s downtown area. San Francisco […]

At Least 14 Dead in Somalian Hotel Shooting

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It never ends. No matter what part of the world, gun violence is wreaking havoc on innocent lives every day. The most recent attack occurred today [Saturday, June 25], when gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somalia’s seaside capital of Mogadishu, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the […]

Orlando Police: 20 Dead, 42 Wounded in Nightclub Shooting

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Early this morning [Sunday, June 12] gunfire erupted inside an Orlando nightclub, leaving approximately 20 people dead, according to police. Visit for more information Police Chief John Mina says the shooting began at 2:00a.m. Soon after, a police officer was caught in a gun battle with the suspect outside of the Pulse nightclub, a […]

T.I. Supports VH1’s #WearOrange Campaign For Gun Violence Awareness Month

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Following the commotion from T.I.’s Irving Plaza Concert in New York City last week, the danger of gun violence in correlation with Hip Hop has been a popular topic for discussion and reflection. Furthermore, June is Gun Violence Awareness Month and VH1 has initiated a “Wear Orange” campaign in honor of such a cause. Visit […]

Iowa Lawmakers Approves Bill Allowing Children to Carry Handguns

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In Iowa, children of all ages are now allowed to carry and operate handguns. The bill passed in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 23 by a vote of 62 to 36. Officially, the bill allows children 14 and under to possess “a pistol, revolver, or the ammunition” under parental supervision. This approval means […]

Child Kills Self With Gun Found In A Convenience Store


A 3 year old child shot and killed himself in a convenience store over the weekend after the youngster found a handgun behind the counter of the store, which was owned by the toddler’s father. Visit for more information The Lumberton Police Department in North Carolina said that the father, Manal Abdelaziz, 56, called […]

NBA Stars Come Together To End Gun Violence

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NBA stars are taking a stand against gun violence in the community. Visit for more information Players such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Stephen Curry are just some of the few players featured in a spot to try and make a difference. Director and basketball fan Spike Lee is a member of the […]