As America debated police brutality after two new tragedies, mass gun violence continued to much less media fanfare.
I can only imagine what my roommate saw, because I blew my face off.
The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks saw seven mass shootings—the most of any single day in 2016.
The disparity in coverage of shootings this past week just speaks to a disturbing tendency in America to write off lives and tragedies that lack narrative resonance.
At least 4,100 people were killed. More than 8,650 were wounded. But this year the death toll came with the stirring of a national conversation about the communities gun violence affects most.
After a cop killed his son, Nicholas Heyward Sr. became a mentor to the Black Lives Matter movement. His crusade may finally pay off.
And more people have died in mass shootings than were killed by last fall's horrific landslide in Guatemala.
In 1991, three people were found brutally executed in a Washington, DC, park. Twenty-five years later, two suspects were finally arrested.
When four or more people get shot, even if no one dies, that's a mass shooting—and we should call it one.
A relatively calm week by national standards was still a bloody one.
Yesterday's die-in, held in New York outside investment firm BlackRock, Inc., proved that radical queer activism is still kicking.
More Americans have died in mass shootings already this year than were killed by guns in all of Canada, Germany, and Spain in 2014.
Many mass shootings are intimate executions carried out by men who target the women and children closest to them. This is how one of them rocked a community.
Another ugly week for mass gun violence in America saw 34 wounded and eight killed in nine incidents.
Monday's shooting in Fort Meyers did not receive the attention one might have expected for an attack in which over a dozen mostly young people at a supposedly safe event were injured.
Dad jokes may have been all the rage, but there was nothing funny about the policy issues raised.
"We need to stop the killing, we need to start healing, and the only way we can do this is to come together."
A courthouse shooting came at a sensitive moment nationally, only for the conversation about US policing to fall by the wayside when terror struck France.
Angry protesters encamped together, armed fringe groups, militarized police, and a presidential candidate known for inflammatory rhetoric—what could go wrong?
With at least 52 stops by cops, Castile would seem to have the record of a career criminal. But it's not that simple.
"When it comes time to pull a gun or a trigger, the standards need to be the same from coast to coast."
Holiday carnage and national anger over police killings of black men were followed by the horrific attack on cops in Texas.
The party needs minority voters to win national elections. But the solutions they're offering are nowhere near enough.
The Orlando nightmare last month helped push the mass shooting body count over 200 so far in 2016.