I still remember what it was like to be a teenager. I was a fury of emotions, dreams, ideas. I was awkward, self-assured, and painfully uncomfortable in my skin all at the same time. I worried about boys and relationships.
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Black adolescents express depressive symptoms differently than people from other age and racial groups, requiring that clinicians take this into account when developing treatment plans, according to a new study led by a Rutgers University-Camden researcher. According to their findings, Black adolescents experiencing depressive symptoms tend to express their depressed feelings by complaining about conflicts with others and physical pains. The researchers note the great significance of determining these depressive symptoms among Black adolescents. Previous studies, they explain, have shown that Black adolescents who live in disadvantaged community environments -- for example, urban public housing -- are more likely to experience elevated levels of substance abuse, violence, and poverty. Furthermore, say the researchers, youth who have been diagnosed with depression are six times more likely to commit suicide than their peers, and Black youth have a much higher suicide rate than their White peers. A total of Black adolescents, ages 11 to 21, who lived in nine public housing developments in four major U.
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Family's lawyer says the officer 'emptied his gun' into year-old D'ettrick Griffin during alleged car theft attempt. Relatives of an African American teenager fatally shot by Atlanta police are suing the city for five million dollars, saying that the police officer who opened fire did not need to "execute" the teen. The wrongful death lawsuit, reported by local news outlet WXIA-TV on Thursday, was filed by the family of year-old D'ettrick Griffin, who was killed last month while allegedly attempting to steal an unmarked police car in Atlanta, the capital of the US state Georgia. It could have easily been found. In comments to 11Alive, Jonathan Hibbert, the family's lawyer, said there were "no grounds for the officer to have emptied his gun into the body of D'ettrick Griffin".
Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones—which could explain why they're the biggest and most frequent users of mobile-friendly social media apps Snapchat and Instagram. The poll found that nearly 9 in 10 black teenagers use Snapchat, compared with just over 7 in 10 whites. And 4 in 10 black teens report using Snapchat almost constantly, compared with about 2 in 10 white teens. A third of black teens say they use Instagram almost constantly, compared with about 1 in 5 white teens who responded similarly.