CollectionsBlack On Black Crime
IN THE NEWS

Black On Black Crime

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
February 6, 2006 | By DAN LEVY
On Jan. 31, 2000, Baltimore Ravens All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis was hanging out with friends at the Super Bowl. He was in an altercation that led to the stabbing deaths of two men. Lewis was charged with murder, but plea-bargained his way to a misdemeanor by rolling over on the friends who supposedly did the stabbings. THAT was black-on-black crime. Six years and a day later, Donovan McNabb was interviewed by ESPN and reiterated a comment that his father made about ex-teammate and friend Terrell Owens.
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
ADDRESSING black-on-black violence must be a priority for the city and the nation, Mayor Nutter's chief of staff said at a news conference at City Hall yesterday. "Race - it's the unanswered question for us as a society," Everett Gillison said, referencing the recent Trayvon Martin case in Florida. Gillison was among top Nutter-administration officials who gathered to highlight the city's "holistic approach" to fighting crime, which has decreased dramatically in the first half of the year in several key areas.
NEWS
April 17, 2012 | By Annette John-Hall, Inquirer Columnist
After 44 agonizing days, Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey finally charged town watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief, not just from Martin's anguished parents, but from all of us who believe justice doesn't mean reducing a young man's life to nothing more than roadkill. The Martin case has also opened the door for us to have an honest conversation about the domestic terrorism that stalks us nationally and in our own backyard.
NEWS
December 17, 1990 | BY JESSE L. JACKSON
This month, Jay Bias was shot to death in suburban Maryland. A stranger started an argument with him at a shopping mall. A short time later, a semiautomatic was fired into the car in which he was traveling. For James and Lonise Bias, their 20-year-old son's death has a terrible familiarity. Their eldest son, Len Bias, an all-American basketball player, died from a dose of cocaine only four years ago. When that happened, Lonise quit her job and began warning young people across the country about drugs.
NEWS
December 31, 1990 | BY JESSE L. JACKSON
My family and I went to Cook County Jail on Christmas morning as we do every year. We went to share the promise of the Messiah's birth. We departed with our hearts heavy at the sight of hundreds of African-Americans sentenced to jail for crimes committed mostly against other African-Americans. These men look physically strong, but they are emotionally wounded, casualties of hard lives with limited options. Too many African-Americans grow up sentenced to premature death. Young men in Bangladesh are more likely to reach the age of 40 than black males in Harlem.
NEWS
February 3, 2006 | By Annette John-Hall and Rob Watson INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
During the lead-up to the world's biggest sporting extravaganza, the Super Bowl, Donovan McNabb fires off a salvo for the world to hear: Terrell Owens' criticism of his quarterbacking skills last season was "black-on-black crime. " Black-on-black crime? A careless choice of words, given the daily tragedies in Philadelphia and other cities, or intentionally loaded? Or just a figure of speech? From the streets of Philadelphia, inside barbershops, and all day over the radio airwaves yesterday, people weighed in on McNabb's words.
NEWS
December 14, 2005
RE THE letter by Charles W. Bowser and Michael Coard on Signe's KKK cartoon: Black-on-black crime can never be explained no matter how much you say that "ignorance and poverty" are its causes. Justifying black-on black is as stupid as getting angry over this editorial cartoon. I am a black male who is quite distressed over the rate at which our young black brothers are falling, but Signe was on point. And your "betrayal of the race" rap is falling on deaf ears here. What I find insulting is people like you speaking for the whole race.
NEWS
January 24, 2006
AFTER READING two letters concerning black-on-black crime in Philadelphia, I feel compelled to share my own opinions. Black-on-black crime has been taken out of context and made into an extreme phenomenon when it is no different from murders committed by whites on whites, by Chinese on Chinese, and so on. Why do crimes committed by blacks on blacks have to get a special term? I feel that it's just another instance of racism in America. I realize there is a high rate of crimes committed within the African-American community, and that is something that needs to be discussed by members of the community who know firsthand how to solve it. But I don't think it's fair that these crimes seem to get more negative media attention compared to the crimes committed by white people.
NEWS
August 4, 2005
RE SIGNE'S RECENT cartoon about black-on-black crime: It took me a few days to respond to what I thought was a racist cartoon showing a black couple in a hurry to get to a slavery reparations meeting and displaying an insensitivity to a chalk outline depicting the death of an African-American. Would Signe be willing to create the white equivalent, showing a white family watching Paris Hilton on TV while their son is mutilating a baby animal, and the child molester next door carries their baby daughter out the nearest window?
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
July 26, 2013 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
ADDRESSING black-on-black violence must be a priority for the city and the nation, Mayor Nutter's chief of staff said at a news conference at City Hall yesterday. "Race - it's the unanswered question for us as a society," Everett Gillison said, referencing the recent Trayvon Martin case in Florida. Gillison was among top Nutter-administration officials who gathered to highlight the city's "holistic approach" to fighting crime, which has decreased dramatically in the first half of the year in several key areas.
NEWS
April 17, 2012 | By Annette John-Hall, Inquirer Columnist
After 44 agonizing days, Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey finally charged town watch volunteer George Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief, not just from Martin's anguished parents, but from all of us who believe justice doesn't mean reducing a young man's life to nothing more than roadkill. The Martin case has also opened the door for us to have an honest conversation about the domestic terrorism that stalks us nationally and in our own backyard.
NEWS
April 11, 2012
Wrong conclusions on shooting Annette John-Hall has deduced the wrong conclusion in "Of hoodies and mistreatment" (Friday). She states that 92 homicides have occurred in Philadelphia in 96 days - mostly black-on-black crime - and that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in Florida 39 days ago. However, the "anger turned on itself" in Philadelphia during the 57 days before Martin bought his last bag of Skittles had absolutely nothing to...
NEWS
March 26, 2012
AS A Vietnam veteran, I used to feel that we did not accomplish anything in Vietnam. To all veterans, I feel that we did accomplish something, from what I can see now. At least in Vietnam today it is a peaceful nation and people are not killing each other, unlike Iraq and Afghanistan. We accomplished nothing in Iraq, and we are going to accomplish nothing in Afghanistan. We lost a lot of lives for nothing. We are not wanted in Afghanistan. President Obama, please bring our troops home.
NEWS
August 12, 2010
TALK ABOUT a room with a view. The "Cheating Death" front cover of the Daily News certainly seems to be showing a hot bachelor-pad that is to die for. Great place to check into, really reasonable rates and the beds are super comfortable! We are beyond spineless when it comes to punishing the truly guilty for murder. Sadly, a person can plan and commit a murder yet receive nothing more serious than an all-expenses-paid trip to the state's finest all-inclusive hotel resort.
NEWS
March 23, 2009
RE THE recent op-ed by Christine Flowers responding to Attorney General Eric Holder's comments about America being a nation of cowards when it comes to race: I have nothing to say about the ways the piece criticized his comments, but why did it bring up black-on-black crime and that a majority of the people in prison are black? We will never overcome racism unless everyone admits the roles they have in it. As to accountability, if you're not racist, then you're not. If you are, then good.
NEWS
May 29, 2008
I WISH every mayor in this country would bar Al Sharpton from their city when there's controversy involving African-Americans and police. As an African-American, let it be known he doesn't represent me or my views. Nor does Jesse Jackson. Both need a job. Al Sharpton: Where are you when black-on-black crime is committed every day all over the country? Why aren't you flying all over hollering about that? And why aren't you making a big deal out of the victim's deaths or beating when it's at the hands of our own?
NEWS
April 23, 2008
WHAT A SAD, sad story was Kierra Johnson's death. But even sadder was her life. Her mother is quoted as saying that her daughter was "a normal teen that drove me crazy," as if she were guilty of nothing more than teenage hijinks. What then is the new normal in Philadelphia? A fatherless girl who got pregnant at 14, who repeatedly cut classes and disrespected her teachers, who had sex on school grounds even after having a baby? (And the baby's father abandoned Kierra and his baby, repeating the endless cycle.
NEWS
December 13, 2007 | By George Curry
Actor Will Smith, a native of Philadelphia, has his Party 4 Peace celebrity weekend here to raise money and awareness about violent crime. In Memphis, volunteers from the Temple of Christ Baptist Church repainted the graffiti-defaced garage of an 86-year-old grandmother. V.J. Smith has started a Minneapolis chapter of MAD DADS (Men Against Destruction Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder), which parades the streets, urging black males to sign a pledge abjuring violence. Across the nation, black males are stepping up to address what is loosely called black-on-black crime.
NEWS
April 17, 2007
RE THE DUKE athletes: False accusations aren't rare - they're common. The police and district attorney routinely arrest, falsely charge and prosecute innocent citizens for crimes they never committed for the sole purpose of career advancement, job security and money-making opportunities. What happened to these innocent young men happens in Philadelphia daily. Dudley Brown, Philadelphia The missing protests It's amazing how upset media-mongers Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and some predominantly black organizations get when a white person makes these insensitive remarks.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|