Betsy DeVos reportedly mulling a plan to allow school districts to buy guns with federal money

The announcement comes as young people across the U.S. are centering gun violence prevention as a key issue ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.


‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 2: The injectable estrogen shortage and a Chicago dance crew changing lives

In the latest episode of 'Mic Dispatch,' we discuss the injectable estrogen shortage and head to Chicago to talk to black youth who are staying off the streets through dance.

The Era is using dance to save Chicago’s black youth from violence

The Era Footwork Crew is avoiding gang violence by bringing dance to the streets.

It’s true — white mass shooters get more sympathy from news media, study says

White mass shooters were 95% more likely to be portrayed as “mentally ill” than black shooters, a recent study found.

Movement Must-Reads: The future of Roe v. Wade and black-led efforts to reduce gun death

Plus, Maxine Waters as a progressive litmus test.

Jemele Hill, Candace Owens and the silly myth that black people don’t care about black gun violence

Conservatives keep saying black people don't care about so-called black-on-black crime, but it's a lie.

Conservatives keep urging Trump to send troops into Chicago. Experts say it’s a bad idea.

Popular conservative pundits have raised the idea in recent weeks, even though Chicago's gun violence has dropped dramatically from previous years.

Black Parkland survivor to help lead march against inner-city gun violence without white classmates

"They often say they want to highlight other types of gun violence. I personally haven’t seen that."

As thousands of students march against gun violence, there’s a movement to fuel them with free pizza

One organization hopes to rally restaurant owners to donate pizzas for National School Walkout Day on April 20 — an annual event on the anniversary of the Columbine shootings.

Racial justice groups are sending thousands of black and brown kids to the March for Our Lives rally

Sponsorship drives across the country are helping nearly 2,000 students of color join Saturday’s anti-gun violence protest in Washington, D.C.

This 16-year-old is fighting to save gun violence victims in Chicago — and you need to know her name

The Bronzeville native steps in when licensed medical professionals can’t. She’s well-trained. She acts quickly. She’s even saved a life.

National Walkout Day detentions highlight concerns about racial bias in police response to protests

At least two black students in Chicago were handcuffed during nationwide walkout demonstrations that some have called historic.

“What about OUR kids?”: Inner-city gun control activists back Parkland teens despite feeling ignored

There's a clear gap between support for the Parkland teens and support for inner-city gun control activists who've done the same work for years.

Brittany Packnett: This is how we talk about the black victims of gun violence in America

In an exclusive video op-ed for 'Mic', activist Brittany Packnett is crying foul on all those racist dog whistles.

Opinion: Parkland teens inspired this man to turn in his AR-15

“I’m tired of wondering in the back of my mind if somebody’s going to come into my children’s school or preschool and harm them, and nobody should have that feeling."

Unreliable sources: A look at the worst media moments this week that weren’t about indicted Russians

Here’s a look at some of the more cringe-worthy takes and media mistakes from this week.

How Lena Waithe’s ‘The Chi’ perfectly illustrates the contagious nature of violence

Waithe's 'The Chi' beautifully maps how violence reverberates throughout a community.

Mic Wakeup: How domestic violence and bad paperwork can lead to mass shootings

It's Wednesday, Nov. 8. Here are three stories you need to read.

These are the victims of the Texas church shooting

Eight of the victims were members of the same extended family.

Black teen boys 19 times more likely to be killed by homicide than white boys in US, UNICEF reports

Black teens continue to face disproportionate violence in America.

Democrats heavily push “sensible gun laws.” Here’s why those aren’t enough.

There are many gun control proposals with broad support, but not necessarily broad impact.

Las Vegas Shooting: Why Smith & Wesson and other gun stocks’ prices rise after mass shootings

Las Vegas and RGR, AOBC, SWHC, VSTO and OLN: Stock prices of publicly-traded gun companies went up on Monday, following Sunday's deadly shooting. Here's why and what you should know.

461 people have been killed in mass shootings in the US in 2017

There have been 338 mass shootings so far this year and over 1,600 injuries.

2nd Amendment snowflakes: In Trump’s America, liberals are finally reaching for their guns

Some on the left are getting serious about self-defense — disrupting 30 years of Democratic politics and enraging their comrades.

Amy Schumer Perfectly Nails the Hypocrisy With Guns in This ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Sketch

Amy Schumer just got real America's obsession with guns.

Chris Murphy's Long War: What He Says It Will Take to Tackle Gun Violence

"I'm angry — more than maybe I've ever been before."

How Many High-Profile Gun Killings Must There Be Before America Takes Action?

There have already been nearly 9,000 gun-related deaths in the U.S. this year alone.

This Haunting Art Project Reminds Us That Gun Violence Victims Are More Than a Statistic

A powerful project is humanizing growing statistics.