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On Friday, February 26th, 2010 three hundred Chicago public school students will gather for the Teen Summit REMIX (Responsibility Is A Lifestyle), which will give Chicago Youth a coice and platform to address their concerns about the rising violence epidemic that has plagued their city and the nation.  Hosted by the Political Swagger Foundation, U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush, Windows of Opportunity and others and will be livstreamed on  We have asked some our celebrity bloggers to address their thoughts on youth violence.  Below is a blog from Quincy ‘iQ’ Brown:


Teen Violence. Yeah, an simple phrase, but one of the hardest and cruelest epidemics present in the world today. Why is teen violence so rampant? Why does teen violence continue to increase? These two questions are asked by  everyone in all walks of life. Teen violence is like a ripple effect. It has long lasting consequences on victims, perpetrators, their families, and their communities. Because of the severe increase in recent decades, hundreds and even thousands of people are anxious to find ways to diminish or impede teen violence. We, as young people, must not only read about it, but take responsibility and DO something about it. A few tips I would like to share; We need to learn to take the negativity that crosses us and develop positive strategies. We should engage in the youth teen violence prevention programs and other support systems that are available in our communities. More role models are needed  as a preventive measure to help combat this serious problem. We also need to learn how to handle the ups and downs and the pressure of violence from our peers. Even faced with terrible peer pressure, we need to be our own person. It is our responsibility to do the best we can with what we have. God gave us life and life is too precious to waste…I would like to end with one of my favorite quotes, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Wise words from Maria Robinson. World, Let’s make a difference because nothing can stop us with the right mental attitude in helping to prevent teen violence.

Quincy “iQ” Brown

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