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Suicide attempts rising among black youths, especially girls: study

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

Suicide attempts among black teens, especially black girls, has risen at an alarming rate, say researchers who cite such factors as childhood abuse, racial discrimination and disparities in mental health treatment. And data suggests that the suicide attempts among black youths are more impulsive,…

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Hail Columbus the Italian: His statue stands tall for a great people

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

When the proud sons and daughters of Italy step off for the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade up Fifth Ave., they do so not just to honor the navigation skills of that first Italo-American, the Admiral of the Ocean Sea, but all Italian-Americans, whose innumerable contributions to this country have…

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Hail Columbus the Italian: His statue stands tall for a great people

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

When the proud sons and daughters of Italy step off for the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade up Fifth Ave., they do so not just to honor the navigation skills of that first Italo-American, the Admiral of the Ocean Sea, but all Italian-Americans, whose innumerable contributions to this country have…

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Readers sound off on Columbus Day, the Spectrum strike and the Kurds

October 14, 2019 Editor 0

Protesting Chris Columbus’ Day Avon-By-The-Sea, N.J.: There is no reason to perpetuate a national holiday for a cruel, murdering opportunist and adventurer. Christopher Columbus was the very first “Conquistador,” no better than Hernán Cortés or Francisco Pizarro. He enslaved the native population…

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11 people hurt after car crashes into hayride wagon

October 13, 2019 Editor 0

Eleven people were injured in Illinois Saturday after a vehicle struck the back of their wagon during a hayride. The accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. in Little Rock Township, about 55 miles from Chicago. The 11 adults were rushed to four local hospitals after the crash with “varying degrees of…

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New California law bans lunch shaming in schools

October 13, 2019 Editor 0

A new law aims to prevent lunch shaming in California schools by making sure students have access to the meals they want. Students should receive a standard lunch even if the fees that cover their meals have not been paid, according to the new bill, which was signed into law […]