| July 27, 2020
The Austin Peoples Action Center hosted a rally Friday that featured George Floyd’s brother Po Floyd and former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who called for Blacks to come together and stop the violence. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced $5 million in anti-violence funding at the event.
| April 18, 2019
State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford and the leader of the UIC Great Cities Institute will stand alongside victims of violence this morning to offer solutions.
| July 22, 2018
Residents are asked to join family and friends on July 25 as they continue to search for answers in the 2016 death of 15-year-old Demetrius Griffin Jr.
| September 15, 2017
About 150 mourners gathered at Greater St. John Bible Church earlier this week to bid farewell to 15-year-old Antwon Green, who was fatally shot Sept. 4 in North Lawndale.
| October 11, 2016
Family and faith leaders continue to push for community’s help in solving the murder of Steinmetz High School freshman Demetrius Griffin Jr.
| July 19, 2016
Nearly 40 people have been killed in Austin so far this year as shooting deaths across the city continue to climb compared to last year.
| September 21, 2015
Nearly 30 people have been killed in Austin so far this year and dozens of others have been shot.
| December 17, 2014
Business leader Malcolm Crawford urges elders in the community to allow the next generation to take the lead in creating a new movement.
| July 31, 2014
The Chicago Sun-Times’ Homicide Watch wrote about 32-year-old Damion Bryant, who died July 11 in a drive-by shooting in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street.
| January 30, 2014
The bitter cold will soon be gone, says columnist John W. Fountain III. But will the hopelessness and despair found in many parts of the city disappear as well?