From Homeless Shelters to College Bound: Meet the Valedictorian who Defied all the Odds

Martin Folsom, a former high school senior at Philip Randolph Career Academy, has just graduated as his class’ valedictorian. Folsom and his mother, Melva, have been in and out of homeless shelters since he was a child in an effort to escape from Melva’s ex-husband, a convicted murderer. Continue reading From Homeless Shelters to College Bound: Meet the Valedictorian who Defied all the Odds

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This Rapper is Joining the Fight for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

On the evening of May 25, near the end of Mental Health Awareness Month, rapper Waka Flocka tweeted that he was going to dedicate his life to suicide prevention and mental illness. This tweet likely stemmed from the reminder of his deceased brother’s upcoming birthday, which would happen less than a week later. Continue reading This Rapper is Joining the Fight for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

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