|Phillip Spruill, 11-Year-Old Boy, Commits Suicide|
If you have been reading my blog posts, you know that I am passionate about ending the violence. Ending the violence within the Black community. Ending the violence within Black families. Ending the violence against our young people. Ending the violent acts our young people are committing against themselves and each other. Ending police violence against members of the Black community.
I want to see an end to all violence experienced by everyone, everywhere all over the world. And my community - the global Black/African community - is my priority.
Below are some news stories I have seen recently. You may have seen them, too. Each and every one of these stories breaks my heart. Bullying is something that blights children's lives. In some cases, bullying has cost children their lives. And it can be prevented.
As you know, if you are familiar with my work, I am very solution-focused. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is one highly effective method of PREVENTING violence. See below for more information about NVC.
Let's end the violence together.
9-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide after Months of Being Bullied at School.
11-Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide after Being Bullied about His Weight
11-Year Old Boy on Life Support after Suicide Attempt
Alabama Police Set Up and Falsely Arrested 1000+ Black Men
And now for some good news:
Black Father Helps Teen Son Build Business - At his son's request, this father dropped a case about racial bullying within the classroom. Instead, they built a new business. Well done!
Let's talk solutions!
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