Father of 9-Year-Old Girl Who Committed Suicide Warns Parents Not to Miss the Warning Signs | The Root Charles Weatherspoon was preparing lunch for his family Jan. 4 when he told his son, Charles, to run some vitamins up to his sister, A’layah. Charles came back moments later from his sister’s room, telling his father that A’layah was playing a prank and pretending to be asleep.

Charles Weatherspoon was preparing lunch for his family Jan. 4 when he told his son, Charles, to run some vitamins up to his sister, A’layah. Charles came back moments later from his sister’s room, telling his father that A’layah was playing a prank and pretending to be asleep.

Read more

The Opioid Epidemic Isn’t Just Affecting Whites; CDC Finds That Overdoses Among Black Americans Are Rising | Blavity The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has new data that show the opioid epidemic may be a universal issue.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has new data that show the opioid epidemic may be a universal issue.

Read more

Capturing the Civil Rights Era Through the Lens of Gordon Parks | Daily Beast Gordon Parks captured the beauty, horror, and complexities behind the lives of those who lived during the Civil Rights Era.

Gordon Parks captured the beauty, horror, and complexities behind the lives of those who lived during the Civil Rights Era.

Read more

A Mother’s Determination Withstands Years of Tumult | The New York Times The scene of unity followed some tumultuous years for the family, which experienced a period of homelessness and was briefly fractured by a jail sentence for Ms. Matthias.

The scene of unity followed some tumultuous years for the family, which experienced a period of homelessness and was briefly fractured by a jail sentence for Ms. Matthias.

Read more

Recy Taylor, Catalyst for Anti-Rape Activism in the Jim Crow South, Dead at 97 | The Root Recy Taylor, whose story of sexual assault at the hands of six white men in 1944 is featured in the book At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, died at a nursing home in Abbeville, Ala., on Thursday morning. She was 97.

Recy Taylor, whose story of sexual assault at the hands of six white men in 1944 is featured in the book At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, died at a nursing home in Abbeville, Ala., on Thursday morning. She was 97.

Read more

Posts navigation