Smartphones have made it easy for people to stay connected at all times. But they can create a life-threatening risk if a person decides to check their social media, email, text messages or any other mobile application while driving. Cell phone distraction rates are the highest they have been in the last decade, according to data from the National Safety Council. As many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016, research shows.
About 6.8 million African Americans have been diagnosed with a mental illness, this number is larger than populations of Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia combined, according to Mental Health America. In some communities, a mental illness is not often viewed as a treatable medical condition but, as a sign of weakness not to be discussed.
Protesters shut down D.C. streets after police fatally shot 31-year-old black man, Terrence Sterling, in Oct. 2016. Nearly a year later, protesters took to the streets once again in a peaceful demonstration to remember Sterling and bring awareness to racial justice and black women.
Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will discontinue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program will end in six months unless Congress takes legislative action.