In the wake of the shooting death of Walter Scott, the media and politicians have been quick to point to the problem of gun violence and blame guns as the cause.
But the facts are far different.
In fact, there are several different types of black-related gun violence that have nothing to do with guns.
According to a report from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), more than one-third of black Americans have had a firearm in their home at some point in their lives.
These are individuals who are not only black, but are also living in poverty.
While it is difficult to pinpoint specific demographics in the black community, there is a clear correlation between poverty and gun violence.
It is also estimated that about a quarter of all black Americans are living in households where one or both of their parents are incarcerated.
In the United States, approximately one-fifth of the black population is considered to be in poverty, according to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Black people are more likely to be killed by a firearm than any other race.
In 2013, there were approximately 5,000 homicides, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rate of firearm deaths among black men was three times higher than the rate of non-black men.
Black men were nearly six times more likely than white men to be the victims of a homicide.
In 2014, there was a 1.8-fold increase in the homicide rate for black men over white men.
In other words, black men were three times more than white people who were killed by guns.
Black women were the most likely to have a firearm as a gun, according, the CDC.
This means that the homicide rates for black women are significantly higher than those for white women.
In 2017, there had been a whopping 1,869 homicides among black women, which is a nearly 40 percent increase from the previous year.
Black people have been disproportionately affected by gun violence because the guns are often used to commit crimes.
A 2015 study by the Centers on Disease Control found that nearly three-quarters of black women between the ages of 15 and 44 have been victims of gun-related crimes.
More than a quarter (23 percent) of these women had a gun in their possession at the time of the incident.
In 2015, there also was a 17 percent increase in women who had guns in their homes.
A whopping 41 percent of all women between ages 15 and 24 had a weapon in their hands.
As a result of gun trafficking and other forms of violence, the United Nations has identified more than 2.5 million people in the United Kingdom and Ireland who have been the victims or perpetrators of more than $50 million in gun violence-related deaths.
The Black Lives Matter movement is an important tool for black Americans, but it is not the only one.
There are several other black-led organizations that are active in the fight against gun violence in the Black community.
For example, the Black Panther Party, which was formed in the 1960s, has been active in many cities and states around the country, working to address gun violence, including the problem in the African-American community.
The organization has also created Black-Owned Gun Clubs and Black Women for Self Defense (BLESP), which has trained more than 150,000 Black women to use self-defense and other types of self-protection in the face of gun threats.
More than 100 Black Lives Matters chapters have been created throughout the country.
These chapters work to raise awareness about gun violence among African-Americans and to educate others about how to protect themselves from gun violence as well.
According to the CDC, there have been approximately 2,000 mass shootings involving at least one fatal shooting of black people in America.
If the Black Lives Matter movement is successful, then it will likely create an even more effective weapon for police officers and other law enforcement personnel to use.
Black Lives matter will help create a broader dialogue on gun violence prevention and violence in America, while also building a safe space for young Black Americans to express their own opinions about gun control.
And, if you’re one of the millions of Americans who’ve donated to the Black Information Network, you can help to create a safer world for yourself, your family, and the black communities you love.
Want to learn more about how Black Lives matters?
The Black Lives Foundation has created a webinar called Black Lives First.
The webinar will give attendees a chance to share their experiences with black communities, and will help them create a framework to work towards a more just, peaceful and equitable society.