An unnamed Detroit police officer who was captured on video viciously pummeling a naked black woman in a hospital has been suspended without pay.
In a most tragic incident coincidentally occurring during Mental Health Awareness Month, a former African-American Playboy model has jumped to her death, taking her 7-year-old son with her.
Editor’s note: Until recently, mental health and illness were taboo subjects in the black community. But thanks to the efforts of those brave enough to speak on it, that’s changing. In that vein, The Root team is taking this week during Mental Health Awareness Month to write about how mental health has touched our…
“He needs someone to treat him like the teacher treated Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker,” I said.
Stevante Clark, younger brother of Stephon Clark, the young man killed by Sacramento, Calif., police, recently revealed that he has sought mental health help in the wake of his brother’s untimely and unjust death.
Even though she was brandishing a steak knife, when Decynthia Clements emerged from her SUV and walked toward Elgin, Ill., law enforcement officers, it seemed as if the cops had everything under control. Clements’ truck was immobilized and surrounded by at least seven officers. A K-9 unit was on the scene. The officer…
A New York City Police Department sergeant who shot and killed a mentally ill black woman two years ago was found not guilty following a bench trial.
I wasn’t the least bit interested in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend when I first happened upon it on the CW. If the title didn’t completely turn me off, I didn’t understand the premise. How could an entire series be built around a woman basically stalking her ex and then randomly singing about it? It just seemed weird and…
The mother of the 22-year-old patient dumped in the street in subfreezing temperatures after being discharged from a Baltimore hospital has spoken out, saying that she wanted to clear the record about her daughter, whom she says has a mental illness diagnosis.
It was Nicholas Giampa’s Twitter account that finally sent his girlfriend’s mother, Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, over the edge.
Mental health is a hefty topic of conversation, and oftentimes in the black community, it’s something that’s swept under the rug or prayed away. Living legend Jenifer Lewis says there is no shame in taking care of your mental health. Lewis has bipolar disorder, and in her new book, The Mother of Black Hollywood, she…
Many in the black and Caribbean communities reeled over news of the recent apparent suicide of Lowell Hawthorne, founder and CEO of Golden Krust Bakery & Grill, with commentary ranging from the proverbial “Money cannot buy happiness” to true befuddlement: “Why would he do it?”
Theodora Marie is my mother. She is one-half of an identical twinship forged in Grandmother’s womb some 66 years ago. Teddie is a fiery Sagittarius, an old-school nationalist and my very first love.
Stop me if you have heard this before: A person with a gun walks into a church and shoots as many people as he can before being killed. What is to blame for this? Regarding the recent Texas church massacre, President Donald Trump stated that this was caused by a “mental health problem.”
A settlement in the 2015 death of an inmate at the hands of deputies in a Denver jail will include a multimillion-dollar payout to the man’s family and changes in how Denver Sheriff Department deputies treat mentally ill inmates.
Today was one of those “Barely get dressed” kind of days. Today was one of those “You gotta get out of the house” kind of days. Today was one of those “You can’t let the world drain you” kind of days. Today was a “Leggings off the floor, relatively clean T-shirt and closest sneakers” kinda day.
In the winter of 2013, I decided that I would purchase a gun and kill myself. I was in a very deep state of depression, with many days so debilitating that my mattress felt like a tub of quicksand pulling me deeper into a dark, bottomless free fall. That I could make it out of bed was a miracle.
The New York City Police Department has just made public its first-ever recorded video of a police shooting. The footage shows officers opening fire on a mentally ill Bronx, N.Y., man holding a knife after police repeatedly warn him to drop his weapon.
Editor’s note: Warning: The video contains graphic content.
I have family in town. This means that control over my television has been relinquished to whoever gets to it first. Also, my family is my mother, and if Momma wants to watch a show, Momma is going to watch a show. It’s why I’m currently watching all of the court shows on television and literally watching Lauren Lake’s…