Mental Health

John Singleton, director of “Boyz n the Hood,” dies from a stroke

  Stroke kills or disables more black men than white men By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   John Singleton, who was nominated for an Oscar for his masterpiece “Boyz n the Hood,” died Monday after suffering a stroke, which occurs when blood flow to the brain is cut off. Singleton’s death was announced by his family, which had been feuding[Read More…]


Opinion: Instead of just calling the police, we also should call a mental health professional

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today There have been a lot of newspaper and television stories about Emmanuel Aranda throwing a five-year-old boy over a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Media outlets reported the story as if it’s only straight news that will attract a large reading and viewing audience. It is, and it isn’t. Posting a[Read More…]

White man pleads guilty to shooting three black men attempting to evacuate after Hurricane Katrina

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A white man who shot and wounded three black men, trying to reach safety after Hurricane Katrina 13 years ago pled guilty on Wednesday to a hate crime in New Orleans U.S. District Court. Roland Bourgeois, Jr., 55, was indicted in 2010 but he pled not guilty in legal proceedings that dragged on for[Read More…]

Kanye West says he’s mentally ill

  A break from the overwhelming silence on an issue that many blacks consider taboo By Frederick H. Lowe Rapper Kanye West is known for saying things some blacks consider pretty crazy, like supporting President Trump, a racist villain to many African Amerians, and saying slavery by African Americans was a choice. West also said on national TV during Hurricane[Read More…]

Zip code predicts bias against mixed-race faces

Posted by James Devitt Of New York University White Americans who live in less racially diverse areas tend to show more prejudice against black people. But new research shows the bias also extends to mixed-race people—the fastest growing racial group in the United States. “Our findings show that white individuals with lower interracial exposure tend to exhibit greater prejudice against[Read More…]

Los Angeles police shot to death higher numbers of the mentally ill and disproportionate numbers of blacks

The Los Angeles police last year fatally shot a higher number of people suffering from mental illness compared with previous years, according to the LAPD’s “Use of Force Year End Review and Executive Summary for 2015.” Fourteen of a total of 38 LAPD fatal shootings involved men with signs of mental illness. This number is up from five in 2014,[Read More…]

Cop sues estate of victim he killed

  by Frederick H. Lowe A white Chicago cop who shot to death a black 19 year-old undergraduate student and his downstairs neighbor last December has sued the young man’s estate. The lawsuit brought by Robert Rialmo claims that he is suffering from physical and emotional trauma because he accidently shot to death Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old mother and grandmother,[Read More…]


  Doctor speculates:  O. J.  Simpson maybe suffering from CTE Forensic neurologist Bennett Omalu, MD, the first person to identify chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of deceased football players, said he strongly believes that O. J. Simpson suffers from CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head and repeated concussions, that makes sufferers volatile[Read More…]

Pill could deliver insulin without the pain

Posted by Sonia Fernandez University of California Santa Barbara Researchers are developing an insulin pill that could soon offer a pain-free blood sugar management option to people with diabetes. “With diabetes, there’s a tremendous need for oral delivery,” says Samir Mitragotri, professor in the chemical engineering department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who specializes in targeted drug delivery. “People take[Read More…]