These Philly Gun Violence Activists Are Not Giving Up On Saving Lives

July 11, 2022

Brandon Chastang, better known as B. McFly, interviews several prominent figures in Philadelphia’s gun violence prevention community in a series of videos he recently produced for the Credible Messenger Reporting Project here at the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting. WHYY gun violence prevention reporter Sammy Caiola was the professional partner on this project and Chris Mansfield was the Credible Messenger video producer. Above: Youth mentor Ant Brown, at left, is interviewed by B. McFly. Read More

Weekly Brief: July 7, 2022

July 9, 2022

Each week we share news from the Center plus updates on gun violence and prevention in Philadelphia from our partners at Billy Penn.


Above: Open city data indicate that 1,163 people were shot in Philadelphia during the first six months of 2022, a 7.5 percent increase when compared with the same period last year.

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Expanding our team and our services

July 5, 2022

The Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting is delighted to report that Oronde McClain has joined the staff as our first Credible Messenger Newsroom Liaison, Shannon Hodges is joining us as a Podcast Producer this summer to promote the interviews conducted by our Community Engagement Manager Maxayn Gooden, and as we announced recently, Maria Mitri is joining us this summer and has been helping us organize our content and operations. Read More

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