Sounding Off On Chicago Violence

Search form

Sounding Off On Chicago Violence

Sounding Off On Chicago Violence
Mon, 4/9/2012

"In light of '37 SHOOTINGS, 46 VICTIMS & 9 MURDERS' during Chicago’s first ‘warm’ weekend, the Trayvon travesty, six-year old Aliyah Shell, and in honor of my cousins, Ismail and Malik, who were gunned down last summer…I felt as though this was the time to drop this song," Chicago rapper Mikkey Halstead explained.

Fellow Chicago native Lupe Fiasco joins in to remind us that senseless violence against minorities is, unfortunately, nothing new, spelling out his message over a dark, gorgeous track produced by D.A. Doman and Jim LaVigne. Ending such violence is a crucial mission of Occupy The Hood.

Article Tabs

Students are rejecting a proposed tuition hike that would raise their costs by more than $3,300 over the next five years.

Ferguson, Mo., Darren Wilson, Michael Brown, protest

On August 9, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot a black teenager named Mike Brown. Since then, the city has been protesting.

pipeline protests, Kinder Morgan, tar sands, tar sands pipeline, Burnaby, #BurnabyMountain

Standing on the side of the protesters, Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan vowed to wage war against fossil fuel giant Kinder Morgan.

Raleigh resident Bibi Bowman says the fact that a police officer called her and told her to take down a Facebook post is an invasion of her privacy and a thinly-veiled attempt to intimidate her into silence.

We are educating each other, we are learning from each other, we are supporting each other in this cavernous journey for justice and the “hope” that our system of laws will not continue to betray us.

A new pamphlet, released today, is an attempt to answer this question – and the case we make is, yes, it not only makes sense to think of planetary control in these terms, but it is essential.

Posted 6 days 9 hours ago

They meet behind closed doors, at five-star hotels, away from the prying eyes of the public.

Posted 5 days 11 hours ago

This was the biggest scandal to ever hit the land recordation system in this country, and those who were responsible should be held accountable.

Posted 3 days 10 hours ago

Consumer watchdog groups, payday borrowers and victims of payday theft need to come together to end the practice that creates a never-ending cycle of debt.

Posted 6 days 9 hours ago

Over 300,000 Internet users contributed to our crowdsourced vision for free expression online in the 21st century. What matters most to the Internet community? Watch this animated video to find out.

Posted 3 days 10 hours ago

They meet behind closed doors, at five-star hotels, away from the prying eyes of the public.

Proposed legislation would eliminate erratic scheduling and extend protections to part-time employees.

progressive tax, tax the rich, taxing wealth, income inequality, wealth inequality, tax reform, millionaire's tax, financial transaction tax

Americans want what 21st century politics has so far not delivered: real options for challenging concentrated wealth.

The Nordic nation of 5.6 million has been at the forefront of wind power innovation since the 1890s, when one of its leading scientists, Poul la Cour, began testing turbines.

Boeing, Chevron, Citigroup, Ford, Verizon, JPMorgan Chase and General Motors declared more than $74 billion in combined U.S. pre-tax profits in 2013 – and paid their CEOs on average $17.3 million each.

Sign Up