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Local community activist celebrates black fatherhood, battles stereotypes
A local community activist wants to use this Father's Day as a platform to celebrate black fatherhood, shatter stereotypes, dispel myths, and let black children know that they are not "loved less" by their fathers.
The annual "Day of Encouragement" for black fathers takes place this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. and all family members are welcome.Read the full article
Death rates due to suicide, drugs, and alcohol skyrocket in the U.S.
Rates of deaths from suicides, drug overdoses, and alcohol have reached an all-time high in the United States.
That's according to a report released today by the Commonwealth Fund. The study shows suicide rates between 2016 and 2017 skyrocketed, marking the highest jump during a one-year period in recorded recent history.
It's worse in some states than others. West Virginia had the highest drug overdose death rates, mostly due to the opioid epidemic. Texas ranked in the bottom five for death rates because of its high number of residents without healthcare coverage.Read the full article
Prison time possible for those offering aid to migrants
A federal jury couldn't reach a verdict against a border activist accused of criminal conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens.
College professor and "No More Deaths" volunteer Scott Warren was arrested in January 2018 for providing food, water, and lodging for two migrants. After the jury deliberated for more than 15 hours, the judge declared a hung jury.
Warren could have faced more than 20 years behind bars if found guilty on all counts.Read the full article