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Victims Identified in Racist Shooting at Jacksonville Dollar General

Three Black people were killed in a racist attack at a Dollar General in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday afternoon, authorities said, shortly after security officers turned away the gunman at a nearby HBCU campus, where he was seen putting on an armored vest. Authorities identified the victims as Angela Michelle Carr, 52; Anolt Joseph “AJ” […]

Posted inCriminal Justice, Gun Violence

Racist Buffalo Shooter Pleads Guilty, but Healing for Families Is Uncertain

Buffalo, New York, residents expressed relief that justice will be served in state court after a self-proclaimed white supremacist pleaded guilty Monday to killing 10 Black people in a neighborhood grocery store this spring. But some are concerned that the many lingering questions about the horrendous attack will remain unanswered without a public trial. The […]

Posted inEducation, K-12

Becky Pringle: The Black Woman Representing Teachers Across the Country

Many Americans learned Becky Pringle’s name for the first time last week, when she testified about the nation’s gun violence epidemic in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.  Pringle, president of the National Education Association, recounted the stories of several deadly shootings that have struck schools nationwide recently, including last month’s massacre […]

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Biden’s policies aren’t the only possible solutions to America’s gun violence epidemic

As the number of mass shootings has surged beyond the number of days in 2022, President Joe Biden addressed the country in a televised primetime speech Thursday to advocate for policy solutions and urge lawmakers to “finally do something” about the nation’s gun violence epidemic. Following the massacres of 10 Black people in New York, […]