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This week in Boston, terror struck our nation again. For youth, 9/11 is a distant memory, and the marathon bombings are a tragic and current reminder of the evil in this world. Here are impressions and responses from The kNOw youth as they process this tragedy.
On January 30, 2013 Hadiya Pendleton was shot when an individual jumped a fence and opened fire on her and a group of her friends. For some reason, when I heard that Hadiya was killed, the news didn’t hit me as hard as when I heard of shootings in the past. The shooting epidemic sweeping our nation makes me fear desensitization to gun violence is becoming the norm for our country.
in my old neighborhood there were many horrible things such as drug dealers, drug abusers and a lot of other bad things. As a child, I never saw any of it myself and I never thought about all of the bad things that went on, but I knew it happened. I was too busy thinking [...]
after the shooting around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night, the news media had already arrived at the scene. ABC 30 reports that someone was shot at a home on Klette Street in West Fresno. He later died at the hospital. For Fresno, this is the 38th homicide of the year, and for me, this is a [...]
without my parents so I dealt with many obstacles. When I was almost a year old, my dad was imprisoned for something he didn’t do. He was blamed because he was at the scene of the crime when the police arrived. My mom, on the other hand, died when I was almost three years old. She [...]