The St. Paul Minnesota Police Department has placed an officer on leave while it looks into claims that he has put on Facebook telling drivers to run over protestors who advocated against the police killings of two black men in 2015.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has placed a Cleveland school officer on paid leave after calling Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, a “stupid b***h” on Facebook.
Last week, Facebook announced the addition of a suicide prevention feature. As of today, roughly half of all Facebook users have access to the app. All users will have access in the coming months.
Suicide accounts for over 40,000 deaths annually. Amongst young people aged 10-24, suicide is the second leading cause of death. Black teens have an increased risk for suicide. Overall, 4% of black teens will attempt suicide by age 17. The number is slightly higher for black girls at 7%.
As social media becomes more integrated into daily life, efforts to help those struggling with mental health may prove to be helpful.
A Republican staffer will resign after launching a verbal assault on Malia and Sasha Obama as the two appeared at the president’s annual turkey pardoning ceremony last week at the White House.
Elizabeth Lauten, who served as a communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), created a rant on Facebook that went viral.
A Houston woman has lost her job after friends on Facebook notified her employer of a racist comment she made about the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri.
The woman, whose name has not been released, worked at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.
For the first time in the history of the company, Facebook released its diversity report to the public. The results reveal a huge race and gender gap in terms of employment.
A man accused of providing a gun used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin on Monday was order held on $3 million bond.
Donnell Flora, 25, gave his 14-year-old niece a loaded .38 caliber revolver and accompanied her to the fight on Monday in Chicago, prosecutors say.
A 14-year-old girl was charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Endia Martin, 14 on Chicago’s south side.
Two others may face charges, according to the Chicago Police Department.