U.S. Suicide Rates Are On The Rise Across the Board

A report from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has found that, between 1999 and 2014, suicide rates for pretty much every demographic in the United States have been on the rise, with black men being the exception. The study looked at statistics for deaths considered to be suicides for people from the ages of 10 to 74, according to CNN.

Overall, suicide rates in the U.S. are their highest in 30 years. 

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Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler Photo Shoot Reveals Frailty Of Black Masculinity

Rcently, Michael B. Jordan’s and Ryan Coogler’s friendship gained a place in the public eye it didn’t have before. All because of a photo.

They’re two talented young black men working together to excel in the film industry. Their collaborations have given us great works such as Fruitvale Station and Creed and should lead to more in the future.

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ICYMI: Charles Blow Shuts It Down for Tamir Rice at CNN

“If they had taken one moment to look and survey the scene, they would have seen that none of the kids were running away because none of them felt that they were in any danger,” Blow said on CNN Tonight. “Before you shoot somebody, you need to take a breath to say, ‘Let me assess the situation, let me not jump out with my hand on the trigger and shoot somebody at point-blank.’”

Clergy to Florida Police: #UseMeInstead


After learning that North Miami police officers were using the photos of young black men as targets during sniper training, clergy stepped up to offer the police another option. For the religious leaders, their show of solidarity was “motivated by our service to Christ and his call to love our neighbors.” 

Lawsuit: Central Park Five want $52 million from state




After winning a landmark $41 million settlement from New York City, the Central Park Five are looking to make the state of New York pay $52 million more for their unjust time behind bars.

The five men, who were wrongfully jailed for years in the 1989 rape and assault of a woman jogging through Central Park, filed their lawsuit in the Court of Claims. 

Large number of police shootings do not end with prosecutions


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A Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown can be now added to a long list of police shooting investigations that show that more officers walk free than not.

The panel was tasked with figuring out if Wilson had probable cause when he killed Brown, not whether or not he fatally shot the unarmed teen.