To the black students who walked out of schools across the country yesterday: We see you. We watched as you stood there, brown skin shining, braids swinging, voices booming, taking charge and walking in the revolutionary tradition of your ancestors. We saw the fire in your eyes. We felt it burning. Hold on to it.…
In a clear case of reverse racism, an obscure, little-known discipline called “science” has revealed that the vast majority of gun owners are uneducated white males who think black people are preparing to launch a sneak attack against the Caucasians any day now.
Well, it certainly looks as if the same rotten tree produced the same rotten fruit. And as it turns out, while some students were marching for their lives on National Walkout Day to protest gun violence, Morgan Roof, the sister of white supremacist and mass murderer Dylann Roof, was on social media expressing her…
The biggest surprise of being a parent so far is how often my daughter surprises me. She’s a little over 2 years old now, and it seems like every week she does or says something new that I had no idea she knew how to do or say. Yesterday morning, for instance, she noticed me laughing at a text I received, and then…
As I am writing this, thousands of school-age children are walking out of classrooms all across the country to protest U.S. politicians’ unwillingness to enact commonsense gun control. The nationwide demonstration is being hailed as a groundbreaking act of civil disobedience that seeks to protect the lives of…
Today in “This is exactly why schools should be gun-free zones” news, a Seaside, Calif., teacher—who is also a reserve police officer, mind you—somehow accidentally fired a gun inside a local high school classroom on Tuesday, injuring three students.
No student at any age should go to school wondering if they’ll even walk back out. No child should already have a “will” prepared just in case they never return home from school.
I used to believe that one of the stupidest narratives in existence was the National Rifle Association’s assertion that “the only person who can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” I also believed that turning mass shooters into celebrities creates more mass shooters. But I no longer believe these…
Two students who survived the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are now saying that one teacher who has been hailed as a hero for saving students during the rampage was actually a coward who left them to die by locking them out of a classroom.
A Georgia teacher sent students and faculty into panic after he fired at least one shot inside a classroom, spiking tensions even further after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Here at The Glow Up, we’ve already extolled the virtues of vlogger Sailor J, whose hilarious video tutorials and social commentary consistently keep us in stitches. But this week, she took tutorial to a new level when she subversively addressed the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla.—as well as the many…
Following Wayne LaPierre’s rigorous commitment to arming educators in the wake of yet another school shooting, Philando Castile’s mother has called the National Rifle Association CEO a hypocrite for not standing up for her son, who both owned a gun and was a public school employee.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a genius when it comes to playing the racist dog whistle. During a speech Thursday at a sheriffs’ convention in Washington, D.C., Sessions found a way to bring up criminal records and gang violence while addressing Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people.
Media outlets and politicians in mourning have all offered thoughts, prayers and not much else for the most recent mass shooting in
Columbine, Colo.; Las Vegas; Sutherland Springs, Texas; Parkland, Fla. (insert next city here). Very few have called it a terrorism-related incident.
A Charleston, S.C., Black Lives Matter leader—who made headlines last year after being seen jumping over yellow police tape in an attempt to snatch a Confederate flag—has died after being shot in New Orleans.
It was Nicholas Giampa’s Twitter account that finally sent his girlfriend’s mother, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, over the edge.
Police have apprehended and charged a 23-year-old man in the shooting death of Rihanna’s cousin Tavon Alleyne, 21, in Barbados.
Rihanna’s cousin, 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, was shot and killed in Barbados Tuesday night, and the singer posted a tribute to him on Instagram.
Little Kavan Collins was walking down a Chicago street with his mother in June 2016 when he was hit in the face by a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting. On Tuesday, the 5-year-old accidentally shot himself in the hand with a handgun he found in the home of a family member, authorities said.
Another school shooting has left two students dead and 15 injured after a gunman opened fire at a New Mexico school.