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Gunman targets Black community in Buffalo — and other news for May 16, 2022

May 15, 2022


In Buffalo, N.Y., vigils and prayers services were held across the city Sunday after a gunman killed 10 people and wounded three others in a racially motivated shooting rampage at a busy supermarket in a Black neighborhood. Kathleen Belew, author of “Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America,” joins Geoff Bennett to discuss the role of extremism in the shooting.

Directions: To watch the feature story, click the video above. Or skim the segments from the latest NewsHour by clicking on the image below, and choose the story that works best for your class. Then answer the questions below.


Five Facts

Discussion questions using the Journalist’s Five Ws plus an H:

  • Who are some of the individuals or groups of people mentioned in the news summary?
  • What stories are covered?
  • Where do some of the stories take place?
  • When did those stories occur?
  • Why did the event(s) take place?
  • How do you think the NewsHour’s producers decided which stories made it into the news summary?

Media literacy: Who else do you think should have been interviewed in the story you watched?

Focus Questions

See, Think, Wonder: What did you notice? What did the story make you think? What story would you want to find out more about? Where would you go to learn more?

For More

Biden calls for unity to stem racial hate following Buffalo shooting

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. May 15, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

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