New York Amsterdam News - Beyond the Barrel of the Gun

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Since 1909, the New York Amsterdam News has been committed to fighting for our community through the creation of quality journalism. Now we are continuing our important work with the creation of Beyond the Barrel of the Gun, the first initiative of its kind at a legacy Black newspaper.

We know that gun violence impacts more than just the victims and perpetrators. Each shot fired ripples out, harming families and schools, disrupting businesses and the ability of our communities to function.

Each child killed, each mother murdered, every neighborhood shaken tears at our civic fabric, leaving us unable to fight the poverty and racism which keeps our communities down.

With our visionary approach we will embed journalists in change-making, front-line organizations and produce thought-provoking national research and reporting, as well as bring together researchers, community leaders, victims, lawmakers, media and the general public to facilitate further change and growth in the hopes of healing the wounds of decades of violence.

The New York Amsterdam News Beyond the Barrel of the Gun initiative will explore the root causes of gun violence, the impact of this plague on Black and brown communities, and propose solutions. Donations to the Local Media Foundation for this project are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for contributions. Please consult a tax advisor for details. The program is administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36-4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with the Local Media Association.



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