As Suicide Rates For Black Children Rise, Protecting Emotional Heath Is Vital

This article makes me worry greatly. In my everyday life I treat all young children the same but it is always important to me to engage the young black girls and boys I come in contact with whether its a smile, a hello, or just a you are so pretty or handsome. So to know that the rate of suicide for black children are rising worries me. Please share this article and think long and hard about the effects of it. We must fiercely protect our young. We must let them know that they matter, their voices matter, their opinions, and feelings. I am shocked by this article. Especially in the classroom, we must ensure our children are being included and not isolated, bullied or targeted. I have dealt with racist teachers before and it was not fun to be in their class or learn from them or listen to them. I thank God that I didn’t let their stupidity get to me, but no child should deal with that. Truly ask your kids about their day and their classes.

The researchers who found that suicide rates have doubled for Black children while declining for White children were surprised by their own results. These are the first recorded data in history for which Black suicide rates surpass that of other race groups. Suicide is what can happen at the extreme of when youth and adults are marginalized and lack the resources to cope with this marginalization. The reasons for the increase in Black children’s suicide are unknown. In today’s climate, however, efforts toward protecting children from the subtle and not-so-subtle burdens of discrimination and oppression seem warranted.

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Missing:13-year-old Shaliya Bell Since June 9

DETROIT (WXYZ) – Police need help finding a young girl that was last seen by her mother on June 9 at 9:30 a.m. when she dropped her off at Palmer Park Academy.

Shaliya Bell is 13-years-old, 117 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a black and pink Victoria’s Secret shirt with white wording and black sweat pants.

If you see Shaliya Bell, please call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1616 or 313-596-1240.

http://www.wxyz.com/news/detroit-pol…sing-on-june-9

Wow this is scary and concerning

Black Family, Yurugu is upping their attack. I was made aware that PATENTED micro-viruses are being embedded in our food. Click on the link below: https://www.google.com/patents/US20080044481 White, Zionist, Satanic, So-Called Joo, Mordechai Harel, invented this new technology as a way to kill off the “unwanted” elements in society. A quote: A. […]

via Patent to Kill: US20080044481 A1 — diaryofanegress

Missing: 14-year-old Rikaya Walker of Temple Hill MD

Please you guys lets reblog this and spread her image around on Social Media. Let’s aid in her rescue. Please share and spread.

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WUSA) — Police are looking for 14-year-old girl who went missing on Tuesday.

Prince George’s County Police Department said Rikaya Walker of Temple Hill was last seen in the 4900 block of Brinkley Road around 3:40 p.m., Tuesday.

Walker is 4’9” and 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing khaki pants, a red polo shirt, a blue jean jacket and red Chuck Taylor shoes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division Southern Region at 301-749-5064.

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/mary…girl/238009926