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How Celebrity Cases Like the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial Have Shaped the National Conversation About Abuse

As a defamation trial between actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife actor Amber Heard continues in Fairfax, Va., the headline-making case is raising awareness of domestic violence, as the two accuse one a..


Anti-Black Violence Has Long Been the Most Common American Hate Crime—And We Still Don’t Know the Full Extent

When a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday, killing 10 people and wounding three more, the violence was shocking in its magnitude.

But to express shock about whom the sh..


I Thought I Had to Breastfeed My Babies. Then I Lost My Breasts

I clutched the swaddled newborn in the crook of my arm. Only a few hours old, she was asleep, for which I was thankful. I knew when she woke, she would want to feed. A young doctor stood at the foot o..


What the Buffalo Shooting Says About Black America’s Fraught Relationship With Guns

The Buffalo community in upstate New York is still mourning the senseless massacre that occurred on May 15, when a gunman entered a local grocery store and killed 10 people in a racially motivated att..


What We Get Wrong About Life Before Modern Baby Formula

As families around the United States grapple with the infant formula shortage, some social media commentators have been asking: why don’t people just breastfeed? Isn’t that what everyone did before in..


White Supremacy Is Deadly. Guns Make It Deadlier

Here we are again. A white man radicalized by racist rhetoric carrying an assault rifle just massacred Black people going about their daily lives, causing lifelong trauma and suffering.

And, once aga..


The Lives Lost in a Buffalo Supermarket

A brave security guard. A breast cancer survivor. A church deacon who drove locals to and from the grocery store. A community advocate who wrote the local newspaper about the need for stronger gun con..


An Alabama Correctional Officer Helped a Murder Suspect Escape. The Jailbreak Highlights a Bigger Problem

The seemingly made-for-TV story of the Alabama murder suspect who escaped from jail with the help of a female correctional officer after the two possibly became “romantically involved” ended in traged..


Voting Won’t Save Abortion Rights

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion declaring their decision to overrule Roe v. Wade and allow states to recriminalize abortion, Americans have turned to their pro-choice elected o..


Roman Catholic Cardinal Arrested by Hong Kong National Security Police

HONG KONG — Hong Kong authorities arrested a Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others on Wednesday on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security,..