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ICYMI: Mark Zuckerberg Defends ‘Black Lives Matter’ In Letter To Facebook Staffers

We live in a world where people misunderstand the meaning behind the phrase “Black Lives Matter” and often take it as a personal attack. Their immediate response is often “All Lives Matter,” which is meant to take the focus off of the black lives being lost on a regular basis.

Well, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of Facebook understands that Black Lives Matter and is taking a stand to make that clear throughout his own company.

Facebook Adds Suicide Prevention App

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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.

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2 teens murdered over Facebook argument

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Two Chicago teens were shot to death Saturday over a Facebook dispute, the mother of one of the victims said Saturday night.

16-year-old Jordan Means and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead were found dead just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment on the city’s southeast side.