Megan Thee Stallion Rightfully Wonders Why It’s OK to Joke About Gun Violence

Megan Thee Stallion seemed to respond to a new Drake and 21 Savage track that accuses her of lying about being shot by Tory Lanez.  As Teen Vogue previously reported, Megan Thee Stallion has spoken about the gun violence she endured in, previously appearing on CBS Mornings back in April to discuss being shot in … Read more

‘It’s Like a War’: On the Ground at the Iran Protests

Mahsa Amini’s death ignited a movement. In the weeks since the 22-year-old, who is also known by her Kurdish name, Jina, died in police custody after being arrested for allegedly “improperly” wearing her hijab and “tight” pants, protests have erupted daily in Iran. As the nation’s young women lead the call for gender equality, freedom … Read more

American Muslim Women Say Wearing the Hijab Should Be a Personal Choice

Then, when Zanial was in college, Deah Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha, were murdered in their Chapel Hill, North Carolina, home. Both women wore the hijab. “I just remember me and so many of my friends in college, it felt like we lost family members,” she says. “And … Read more

Mbalula chastised in Intercape taxi violence and intimidation ruling | The Citizen

Long-distance bus operator Intercape has been subjected to ongoing acts of violence and intimidation by taxi associations since 2015 – and the “sum total” of Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s intervention was “to attend a single meeting”, a high court judge has found. Judge John Smith said a task team was formed at this meeting in … Read more

Money From the Anti-Gun Violence Bill Will Go Toward Improving Student Mental Health

To address worsening mental health among young people across the country, the Biden administration will allocate more than $300 million in grants and awards for youth mental health services, funding the effort in part through the anti-gun violence bill passed by Congress in June. According to ABC News, the Department of Education and the Department … Read more

A New Bill Would Reserve $100 Million to Help Heal Survivors of Police Violence

Experiencing police brutality can be traumatic. One study published in 2020 found that survivors of police violence can experience trauma that’s distinct from that caused by other kinds of violence. Another found that the impact goes beyond just the survivors — young people in a community where police killed someone can experience negative outcomes, specifically … Read more

Violence in our schools a reflection of a broken system at home and our communities | The Citizen

The rise of violence in our schools is becoming a never-ending problem reflecting a broken system at home, in our communities, as well as in schools. I am worried and scared. Having to deal with this issue has becoming harder and there is a great need for it to be given a lot more attention. … Read more

A Key Solution to Gun Violence Is Sitting on a Desk in the U.S. Senate

We are both survivors of mass shootings. Four years and 140 days apart, on Valentine’s Day in Parkland and Independence Day in Highland Park, gunmen disrupted what should have been days of carnation grams and family barbecues, killing a combined 24 of our classmates, neighbors, and friends. Our hometown communities suffered, and continue to suffer, … Read more

Ramaphosa says he doesn’t anticipate any violence ahead of ANC nomination process | The Citizen

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa says he expects everything to go smoothly with nominations for the ruling party’s leadership set to open next week. The nomination process will officially on Wednesday ahead of the ANC’s 55th ANC national elective conference in December. There will be several ANC branch general meetings (BGMs) taking place across the country, which has been … Read more

The Real Reasons Some Communities Have More Violence

Cecilia: One thing, and I think Black and brown folk can attest to this, having “the talk.” Talking about, why did Adam Toledo get shot? Why did Melissa Ortega get shot? Those things scare people in my community, scare me, to have conversations about. So I think one barrier would be fear in and of … Read more