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Barbershop Welcomes Discussion on Youth Violence

Last week as eyes from around the world focused-in on cities contending for the 2016 Olympic Games an issue that's plagued Chicago for quite some time, was brought to the international spotlight: youth violence. The world watched video of 16-year-old Derrion Albert's brutal murder, revealing area teens beating him to death after school on the southside of Chicago. This week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will visit Chicago to address the issue of youth violence. But over the weekend at a North Side barbershop, a group of black men both young and old got together to take on the issue themselves, and Richard Steele headed out to join them.

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