Along with high-profile cases like the shooting at Emmanuel AME in Charleston and some of the killings of unarmed individuals by police, cities across the U.S. are experiencing a significant surge in gun violence. Gwen Ifill discusses this trend with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Gary Slutkin of Cure Violence. Continue reading
Urging Americans to “do some soul-searching,” President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only “feign concern” without addressing the root causes. Continue reading
Vice President Joe Biden says societies must offer an “affirmative alternative” to extremism for immigrant communities.
PBS NewsHour Weekend producer Brian Epstein recalls his recent trip to El Salvador, where the rise of violent gangs has pushed Salvadorans to seek asylum in the U.S. Continue reading
The violence affecting life in El Salvador isn’t confined within that country’s borders. Residents from other parts of Central America, including Guatemala and Honduras, experience similar fears in their daily lives. Continue reading
The Islamic State has gained notoriety for their beheadings and mass executions, but the group has also abducted thousands of women to make into sex slaves. A former female captive shares her story with the NewsHour, plus Gwen Ifill talks to Manal Omar of the United States Institute of Peace and David Jacobson of the University of South Florida about the exploitation of women by the Islamic State. Continue reading
Egypt’s health ministry is reporting that 11 people have died in the country amid clashes during the first day of voting for a new constitution. Continue reading
Michel Djotodia, the president of the Central African Republic, resigned under mounting pressure from his failure to stop the country’s spiral into conflict. Since violent clashes began in December, more than 1,000 people have died. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports on the response on the streets of Bangui. Continue reading