Manhattan Couple Jump off office building, woman left note that said, “Our kids are upstairs, please take care of them”


A 53-year-old chiropractor and his wife jumped to their deaths from a midtown office building after typing double suicide notes complaining about their financial woes.

The NY Daily News reports that the couple jumped from the ninth floor of his office, which had recently been permanently closed.

The couple landed in the street near the sidewalk in front of the 14-story office building at Madison Avenue and East 33 St. around 5:45 a.m., police said.

A note found inside a Ziploc bag in the woman’s pocket read: “Our kids are upstairs, please take care of them.”

The Ziploc bag also contained a letter from the chiropractor along with their ID cards.
The man’s letter read: “WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE,” before touching on their spiraling debt.

The note continued: “Patricia and I had everything in life” but “we can not live with” the “financial reality,” sources said.

A double suicide is unusual even for New York City and I when I saw the headline I thought it was “fake news”.

“It’s awfully scary and sad,” said Cortney Jekielek, 36, who deejays at 305 Fitness gym down the block. “We had to cancel classes but so what? This is terrible,” she said.
The couple lived in downtown Manhattan.

Suicide or Murder? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


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Controversy and speculation surround the events of Sandra Bland’s death. The 28 year old Chicago woman who committed suicide in a Waller County (Texas) jail was stopped by state trooper, Brian Encinia for failure to signal before changing lanes.

The dashcam video shows, Encinia approaching Bland’s car and asking to see her driver’s license and insurance. Bland not only had an attitude with the officer but she was noncompliant when the officer asked her to extinguish her cigarette.

Bland refused to put her cigarette out and subsequently refused to follow the officer’s order to get out of her vehicle. She calmly obliged and exited her vehicle with her hands in the air when the officer pulled out his stun gun.

sandrablandbooking-550At some point a scuffle ensued, Bland kicked the officer and he arrested her for assault. Three days later Bland was found dead in her jail cell of an apparent suicide.

While there are many theories behind Bland’s mysterious death, her being dead in her booking photo is just one of them.

So in a racist county such as Waller County (Texas), was it suicide or murder?

Join me tonight at 6:30 p.m. on “Conversations Of A Sistah” as I address this question and talk about the comparison between Bland’s suicide and that of another black woman in the same cell the day before.

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“DEPRESSION” is the discussion…Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


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Depression may be described as feeling sad and blue, unhappy, miserable, down and withdrawn. Most of us have felt this way at one time or another in our lives but for short periods.

On Monday actor/comedian Robin Williams was found dead by his personal assistant in the bedroom of his California home. The coroner’s report indicated the comedian’s cause of death was “suicide due to asphyxia.” The actor suffered from severe depression.

Robin Williams was an incredible actor and a comedic genius, who apparently masked his pain and struggles in his stand-up routines. But who really knew he was depressed?

There are several forms of depressive disorders, join me tonight at 8:00 PM on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via “Conversations Live” as I discuss depression and the foundation needed to combat such a state.

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Soul Train Host, Don Cornelius Dead At 75


The man with the smooth voice and who would take us on the groovy-est trip in America, was found dead this morning. Don Cornelius was found in his California home at 4:00 am and the cause of death is suicide.

Born in Chicago, Il., Cornelius started the show “Soul Train” virtually on his own in 1971. The show ran until 2006 and for many years defined black style and entertainment. Cornelius, who was one of the early employees of the historic WVON radio station in Chicago., gave exposure to numerous black entertainers, including James Brown, Aretha Franklin and many others.

He was commonly known to say in parting: “And you can bet your last money it’s gonna be a stone gas honey! I’m Don Cornelius and as always in parting we wish you “peace, love and soul”…

TMZ is reporting that police found his body around 4 am (Pacific Time) and that he’d died from a gunshot wound to the head. Police believe the wound was self-inflicted, indicating suicide. Cornelius was rushed to the hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival.

“Student Kills Asst. Principal In Rampage”


His name is Robert Butler (pictured here) and he went on a shooting rampage at his high school yesterday. But before doing so, he posted a chilling message on his Facebook page warning them of the attack and blaming the school for driving him to violence.

Butler, 17, burst into an office at Millard South High School in Omaha, NE, during school hours and fired four to five shots, striking the assistant principal and the principal before fleeing in his car and eventually committing suicide about a mile from the school, Omaha police said.

Assistant Principal Vicki Kaspar (L), 58, died at a hospital hours later. The principal, Curtis Case (R), 45, was reported in serious but stable condition.

No students were injured in the shooting.

Isn’t Butler (pictured above) the cutest kid? Which goes on to show you that the devil will use anyone to kill, steal and destroy!!

Butler’s friends and family were left dumbfounded by the attack and struggled to explain what drove the boy, described as fun-loving and energetic, to his gruesome end.