BY WESLEY LOWERYILLUSTRATION BY AARON MARINPHOTOGRAPHS BY CALEB SANTIAGO ALVARADO THE OPIOID CRISIS ISN’T ONLY A WHITE, RURAL, OR SUBURBAN PROBLEM. BLACK MEN ARE DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS AT A WAY HIGHER RATE THAN OTHER GROUPS. MH INVESTIGATES FROM THE FRONT LINES. NINE MEN, ALL OF THEM BLACK, gathered at Gateway to Change in early… Read More SPECIAL REPORT:THE EPIDEMIC KILLING BLACK MEN
To scammers, your Social Security number is a gold-plated and diamond-encrusted asset, and now they have a new way to try to steal yours and get paid. Consumer advocates are raising an alert about a twist to an old impostor phone scam. It’s called the “Social Security impostor scam.” A blog at the Federal Trade Commission recently wrote:… Read More Social Security impostor scam: It’s growing, and this is how it works
LOS ANGELES — Thousands of mourners are expected to gather in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to honor the life of Nipsey Hussle, the Grammy-nominated rapper who was fatally shot last month and whose success and commitment to redeveloping South Los Angeles made him a local hero. The funeral, billed as a “celebration of life,”… Read More At Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial, Los Angeles Comes Together to Mourn
LOS ANGELES — After her son, Eric, was killed by the police in Los Angeles two years ago when officers mistook a water pistol he was holding for a real gun, Valerie Rivera channeled her grief into activism. She joined Black Lives Matter and lobbied the State Legislature to open to the public California’s records… Read More California Has a High Rate of Police Shootings. Could a New Open-Records Law Change That?
In the six-part docu-series “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” the filmmakers Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason recount the teenager’s life and his deadly encounter with George Zimmerman in a gated townhouse community outside Orlando. Through interviews with key players, including Mr. Martin’s family and Don West, a defense lawyer for Mr. Zimmerman,… Read More Jay-Z on ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ and Activism
(The Root) — Shortly after the Jovan Belcher tragedy I was asked on a television program whether or not theNFL player’s high-profile murder-suicide and sports announcer Bob Costas’ courageous comments about gun violence in the incident’s aftermath would have any impact on gun control in America. I answered that they would not. The reason? Because as I noted… Read More Urban Lives Saved by Suburban Gun Mayhem
The New York Amsterdam News is reporting that jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene’s daughter was one of the many children killed in the Newtown, Connecticut shooting. Ana Marquez Greene was one of the first 20 children identified at Sandy Hook Elementary. The family reportedly moved from Canada to Connecticut this summer. She attended the school with her older… Read More Jazz Saxophonist’s Daughter One of Victims in Conn. School Shooting