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September 17, 2014

Boy takes his own life after bullying becomes too much

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Tragedies like this one are just too much to bear.  You rarely know that your children are having serious problems coping with their struggles and sometimes we find out too late.  This story should tell us the importance of protecting our kids from bullies and also teaching them that taking their own lives is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Dr. Sinclair Grey III has the story: No parent…

More Black People Killed By Police Than Were Lynched During Jim Crow

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April V. Taylor Most Americans tend to think of lynchings as a dated form of racial violence that suddenly disappeared with the ending of Jim Crow; however, America’s proclivity towards slaughtering black people lives on through the country’s police departments.  A recent article published by The Guardian illustrates just how true this reality is, revealing that historians estimate that during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, two to three…

Do You Have A Ray Rice In Your Family?

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April V. Taylor With the NFL now embroiled in a scandal surrounding Ray Rice knocking his wife unconscious, the issue of domestic violence has now taken center stage in conversations across the country.  While some may think that domestic violence is an isolated incident, a study conducted by the University of Michigan shows that one in five men admits to pushing, grabbing, shoving, slapping, hitting, kicking, biting, beating up, choking,…

SC Man Tased While Handcuffed On The Ground

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The State is reporting that a video that has surfaced of Charles James Lang Jr. being tased by an unidentified deputy while he was handcuffed.  Lang was reportedly arrested for disorderly conduct and also charged with resisting arrest for not complying with officers demands.  There has not been an official incident report filed due to the incident still being in an “investigatory” phase, so there are not details about what…