Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Sandra Bland Act into law Thursday, in what was supposed to be a decisive move to address the issues that led to Bland’s death.
Law-enforcement officials say that a New York City police sergeant was arrested Wednesday in the shooting death of an elderly, mentally ill woman inside her Bronx apartment in October.
Waking up to tragedies of some measure has become the norm over the years. Lately it feels as if every day there’s another hashtag created to expose our worst fears or break what’s left of our hearts.
I go to stores at 3:15 on weekdays.
The saying goes, “Healthy mind, healthy body.” But how often do we tend, acknowledge and nurture our mental health?
We’re living in a DIY culture, and there’s no one more DIY than bloggers. Blogging is a means of communication, self-expression, culture, news and so much more. And the people who create blogs are typically ridiculously talented and effortlessly wear the responsibility of being a voice for their culture.
More than four years after the gruesome shower death of Florida inmate Darren Rainey, and following a two-year probe into the incident by law enforcement, prosecutors have declined to charge the four guards involved in the death, with authorities saying that there is no evidence of wrongdoing.
Issa Rae’s YouTube channel recently launched Giants, a new series written and directed by James Bland and starring Vanessa Baden, William Catlett and Bland himself. The series is about “three millennials determined to live life on their own terms, no matter the cost, [who] quickly learn that when life starts to kick…
Some in the news media didn’t need President Donald Trump’s amazing news conference on Thursday to ask health professionals whether they thought Trump was mentally sound.
Surveillance video from a convenience store shows police in Fontana, Calif., cornering and fatally shooting a legally blind and mentally ill man they say was armed with a rock and a knife.
The unarmed California 73-year-old grandfather who was fatally shot by police earlier this week was struck by five bullets, according to authorities, Time magazine reports.
Melanie Liverpool, 30, admitted during an interrogation Monday that she was linked to a previous deadly subway incident after being suspected of pushing another woman in front of a subway train in New York City, CBS News reports.
An emotionally disturbed Bronx, N.Y., man was killed after a New York police sergeant used a Taser on him, police confirmed Wednesday, the New York Times reports.
A police officer shot and killed a mentally ill 66-year-old black woman in her Bronx, N.Y., apartment Tuesday night. The incident calls into question the New York City Police Department's use of force and the protocol that should be followed when dealing with "emotionally disturbed" people, The Atlantic reports.
The death of Terrill Thomas, a mentally ill black man who died of dehydration after begging for drinking water while being held in a Milwaukee jail, has been ruled a homicide, a county medical examiner revealed Thursday, Reuters reports.
On Monday, Zakieya Avery, 31, admitted in a Montgomery County, Md., courtroom that she killed her two youngest children during what she thought was an exorcism. She also admitted to attempting to kill her two other children, according to the Washington Post.
Gerald Eldridge, 52, may have faked having an illness to avoid execution after fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend Cynthia Bogany and her daughter in Houston 23 years ago, the Associated Press reports.
This past Saturday, while I was out of town and couch-crashing, I managed to come across a very interesting show on Centric TV. It was called Being: Lisa Nicole Carson and it chronicled Carson’s rise in the acting game throughout the ’90s up until her sudden disappearance throughout the 2000s and, now, her return.
In the past two weeks, cops in Texas and Louisiana have been ambushed, shot and killed by black men who reportedly were tired of the senseless killings of unarmed black men, women and children by police. I say "reportedly" because we won't ever know. Both men in question—Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, and Gavin Long,…