The funerals this week of the children gunned down at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, still have the nation focused on the tragic consequences of our culture of gun violence. The horrible massacre of 20 six- and seven-year-old children in a suburban Connecticut school has jump-started a long-overdue debate on gun violence [...]
Source: Thayer Evans / Sports Illustrated According to a law enforcement official close to the investigation, Jovan Belcher was out “partying” the night before he shot Kasandra Perkins. He had been with a woman in the Power and Light District, an area of bars in downtown Kansas City. Belcher and the woman had become separated at some point [...]
Source: Aaron Blake / The Washington Post Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has resigned from Congress amid mental health issues and a federal investigation into his political dealings. Jackson submitted a letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in just the last few minutes, according to an aide in Boehner’s office. Jackson’s office could not [...]
LISTEN: Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Sets The Record Straight About Jesse Jr.'s Condition, Timetable For Return
Rev. Jesse Jackson gives the latest update on his son Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. who is currently undergoing treatment for depression and gastrointestinal issues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Subscribe to the Roland S. Martin Daily Podcast via iTunes.
Source: AP / The Washington Post CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who disappeared on a secretive medical leave two months ago, is expected back home within a matter of weeks, an aide said Thursday. Jackson, 47, currently is being treated for depression and gastrointestinal issues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and [...]
Source: Lindsey Boerma / CBS News Though currently receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic for having become “completely debilitated by depression,” Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., D-Ill., has every intention to return to work, maybe before September’s Democratic National Convention, according to his wife, Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson. Responding to rumors that Jackson, who collapsed at the couple’s [...]
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin talks with Tony Cornelius about his father Don Cornelius’ suicide in February. He recently started the Don Cornelius Foundation in an effort to fight suicide. WATCH:
When Things Fall Apart: What Happens To People Suffering From Mental Illness When Budge Cuts Force Mental Health Facilities To Close?
Roland Martin talks with Dr. Carl Bell about what happens to people with mental illness when budget cuts cause mental health facilities are shut down. The state of Illinois has enacted drastic budget cuts that affect facilities for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill forcing many of them to close. Subscribe to the Roland S. [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: WNBA’s Chamique Holdsclaw Discusses Her Battle With Depression And New Book (VIDEO)
Even as far back as high school, Chamique Holdsclaw was a winner. After winning four, straight state championships with her high school teammates, she won three national titles at the University of Tennessee. She went on to play for the WNBA in spite of the fact that she carried a debilitating secret. She suffered from [...]
Source: Miriam Falco / CNN The number of children with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest data estimate that 1 in 88 American children has some form of autism spectrum disorder. That’s a 78% increase compared [...]