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Leid Stories—Memo to Obama: The ‘Other’ America Is Still Here—09.22.16

The day before President Barack Obama delivered his arrogant speech at the Congressional Black Caucus telling black America he’ll consider it an “insult” to him and his legacy if they don’t vote at all or don’t for Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8, Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old black man, was killed by police on a lonely stretch of Tulsa, Okla., road. Three days later, Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old black man, was cut down by police in Charlotte, N.C., touching off a violent reaction that still rages.

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Death to America: Suicide Surge Parallels Era of Economic Woes

‘Many people view suicide as a mental health problem, but many people who die of suicide do not have a mental health problem,’ explains Kristin Holland of the CDC. Lack of accessible healthcare and economic anxiety believed to play major role in troubling trend. (Photo: Shutterstock) Coinciding with growing income inequality, widespread economic stagnation, and a continued lack of basic …