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Malorie Marshall

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Documentary aims to further mental health conversation amongst Blacks

In 2010, of the over 2,000 recorded completed suicides by African-Americans, about 82 percent of them were completed by African-American males, according to the American Association of Suicidology. “Face of Darkness” filmmakers Squeaky Moore and Kenneth Nelson are hoping that their new documentary film can help challenge the stigma in the Black community surrounding issues of mental health. “As an African-American male, I was taught that a man could not express his feelings and never to cry,” Nelson said via press release. “There is a stigma in my community that prevents males from sharing emotions, hugging or admitting that we are afraid.” The documentary, which will be shown at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Tuesday, May 20, follows the battle three African-American men face while dealing with depression. The documentary also features mental health specialists Dr. Jeffrey Gardere and Terrie Williams, author of the acclaimed “Black Pain,” who says that fighting the silence around mental health struggles is one of the most important things we all can do. “The reality is, if you don’t go and talk to someone, you will die,” Williams said in a phone interview. “It may be a slow death, but you will die. You will not be all that God intended you to be.” “Face of Darkness” will be shown at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem on Tuesday, May 20 from 6-9 p.m.

Mental illness and depression don’t discriminate: A look at teens and suicide

The Thursday before Valentine’s Day, the temperature never made it out of the 30s. Wet, half-brown slush covered the ground and another New York City child decided to take her own life.

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Neighborhood Farm Fresh Produce Project for Low-Income Families

Three CSA sites located in the Bronx, Central Brooklyn and West Harlem will be featured by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger for the 2014 season.

Rookie firefighter in Brooklyn saves 4 children in first fire

A firefighter on the scene of his first fire is responsible for saving the lives of four children threatened by fire.

Annual United Way of New York City women’s luncheon benefits education

The eighth annual Power of Women to Make a Difference luncheon was hosted by the United Way of New York City’s Leadership Council.

Celebrating Caribbean-American Heritage Month in Houston

Check out what the largest city in Texas has to offer this June for Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

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‘Xscape’ into summer with a new Michael Jackson album in May

Epic Records announced a new Michael Jackson album slated for release in May.

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Women's History Month and Girls' Empowerment Day with New York Urban League

The New York Urban League hosts empowerment event for girls during Women's History Month.

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Crown Heights Tenant Union says “no” to landlord rule

A new union in Crown Heights is determined to protect residents from unfair treatment from landlords.

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First-ever White House film festival and millions in software for students

President Obama and the White House host the first-ever student film festival and promise millions of dollars in software for use in classrooms across the country.

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“Husband material” Marcus Pierce stars in new reality TV show for Bravo

One of the stars of Bravo's latest reality show, "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male" shares a little bit about himself and what he's looking for in a lady.

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All eyes on Lupita Nyong’o and “12 Years a Slave” at the 86th Annual Academy Awards

One of the most talked about actresses and one of the year's best films came out on top at the Academy Awards this Sunday.

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International Women’s Day celebration with Radical Women

The group Radical Women will have their Women Freedom Fighters Defending Our Communities Globally event on March 15.

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Black History Month with the Universal Zulu Nation

Closing out Black History Month with the Universal Zulu Nation.

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“12 Years A Slave” and Kevin Hart big winners at NAACP Image Awards

Winners from this year's 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards

First African-American to win Winter Olympic gold is AKA

Vonetta Flowers, the first African-American gold medal winner at the 2014 Winter Olympic games is also an honorary member of the historically black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

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One Billion Rising uses Valentine’s Day to raise awareness for violence against women

The group One Billion Rising for Justice used Valentine's Day as an opportunity to call attention to the issue of violence against women.

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“Hate Crimes in the Heartland” stirs important talk about race in US

City College Center for the Arts hosts a viewing of the documentary "Hate Crimes in the Heartland," about two hate crimes in Oklahoma that happened almost 90 years apart.

International youth program honors actress Billie Allen at fundraiser

Writing and performing group Breaking Walls will honor actress Billie Allen at a fundraiser for their next workshop in Cape Town, South Africa.

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National Black Theatre hosts plays and events honoring Trayvon Martin

Through a joint effort by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre and Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, they will host a series of events inspired by the legacy of murdered teen Trayvon Martin.

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Superstar Prince makes “New Girl” cameo

The elusive music icon made a cameo on Fox's "New Girl" directly after Super Bowl XLVIII.

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Memorial on site where Oquendo found

Daniel Oquendo, the father of formerly missing teen Avonte Oquendo, is planning to have a memorial at the site where his son's remains were found in Queens.

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Queens man makes fourth attempt at trans-atlantic journey

A man from Flushing, Queens plans to row from the Canary Islands to Brooklyn with only his internet connection to update the world on his travels. However, his real goal is to bring awareness to a devasting illness.

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Families and activists gather at vigil for traffic accident victims

Families of victims killed in traffic accidents in New York City gather in Brooklyn with politicians and other supporters of better pedestrian safety measures.