Suicides in Jails Are Preventable: How a Unique Approach May Help Curb Self-Harm in Confinement

Conspiracy theories aside, Jeffrey Epstein is one of the latest and most prominent of the hundreds that die by suicide yearly in America’s jails. His untimely death saw the Bureau of Prisons chief fired and caused heads to roll at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center: the warden of the jail was reassigned, and…

Jay-Z Reportedly to Get Majority Ownership in NFL Team; Eric Reid Calls Move ‘Despicable’

With at least half of his 30 pieces of silver, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter will soon acquire a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team, reports TMZ, making him the first black person to be an owner in the league’s history. The team itself was not disclosed, but a source told the site that the deal is imminent and…

Eric Garner’s Daughter Meets With NYC Mayor, Says Not Firing Officer Daniel Pantaleo Is ‘Unacceptable’

Though at this point it should be expected, it’s always a gut punch when a police officer takes a life—on video—and said death is ruled a homicide by an independent professional and yet, not only does the officer responsible remain unjailed but gainfully employed and defiant about their actions

For World Pride, Andre J. Pays Homage to Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera With Excuse Me, Hello

Today is the kickoff to World Pride weekend, which just happens to be hosted in New York City this year, coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Inn rebellion in New York’s Greenwich Village. Finally, the entire story of those black and brown folks who were at Stonewall but scrubbed from the historical…