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The conversation about the gun violence crisis in Philadelphia continues in part 2 with a look at the codes of the streets, and how that culture can obstruct peaceful conflict resolution.
Neighbors in the crossfire: Disadvantaged communities
Gun violence occurs in neighborhoods where poverty, poor education, the prevalence of illegal guns and drugs, and few job opportunities ultimately result in a lack of hope.
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‘It changed me’: A year of protest and loss renews meaning of MLK Day
Through service, activism, and education, Philadelphians honored Dr. King while reconciling the traumatic events of the past 12 months.
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One activist won’t eat until Mayor Kenney takes action on gun violence ‘emergency’
Jamal Johnson began his hunger strike on MLK Day in hopes of connecting the city’s homicide crisis to the historic struggles Black people have overcome.
Guns for groceries? Philly buyback offers $100 ShopRite gift card for firearms
Philly City Councilmember Curtis Jones said guns will be taken with no questions asked. The buyback will happen Saturday at two local churches.
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