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Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy Dies from Leukemia at 57

NEW YORK–Comedian Charlie Murphy died Wednesday of leukemia, the seventh-leading cause of cancer deaths among black men, according to the American Cancer Society. In 2016, leukemia,  a group of cancers that usually begin in the bone marrow and result in high numbers of abnormal white blood cells, represented 3% or 1,110 cancers deaths among black men behind lung and bronchus […]

April 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

Body Found of First Woman Muslim Judge

NEW YORK—The body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman judge on the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, was found Wednesday floating in the Hudson River, and police speculate she may have taken her own life since her body showed no signs of trauma.  Police later changed their minds, saying they would investigate it as a […]

April 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
A hangman's noose was sent to Ayala because of opposition the death penalty.

Florida State’s Attorney Sues Governor After He Reassigns Death-Penalty Cases

A hangman’s noose was sent to the state’s attorney By Frederick H. Lowe ORLANDO, Fla.—Aramis Ayala, the first African American elected state’s attorney in Florida, has sued Gov. Rick Scott in federal court after he reassigned 23 pending homicide cases to a district attorney in another jurisdiction because Ayala opposes the death penalty. Ayala, who is the state’s attorney for […]

April 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Joshua T. Smith

Police Arrest Ex-Con for Chicago Judge’s Murder

By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO—Chicago police on Wednesday arrested a man for the murder of a sitting Cook County, Il., judge, and they are looking for others, but they won’t say how many. Police took Joshua T. Smith, 37, in custody for the murder on Monday of Judge Raymond Myles, 66, an associate judge in Cook County Circuit Court’s Criminal […]

April 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Lynn Nottage

Black Writers Win 4 Pulitzers

A second Pulitzer for playwright Lynn Nottage NEW YORK–Colson Whitehead, Hilton Als, Lynn Nottage, Tyehimba Jess, each took home the Pulitzer Prize for their work, the Pulitzer Prize Committee announced Monday. Whitehead won Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel “The Underground Railroad.”  The Pulitzer committee said the novel combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in […]

April 11, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Judge Raymond Myles

Chicago Judge Shot to Death Outside His Home

CHICAGO—Chicago’s reputation as a city of murder and gun violence took another alarming turn Monday when a sitting Cook County, Il., judge was shot to death outside his home on the city’s far South Side, shortly after 5:00 o’clock in the morning. Judge Raymond Myles, 66, was murdered, and an unnamed woman companion, 52, was shot in the leg by […]

April 11, 2017 · 0 comments ·
British Vogue Names Black-Male Editor

British Vogue Names Black-Male Editor

By Frederick H. Lowe LONDON–Edward Kobina Enninful, fashion and style director for W Magazine, has been named editor–in-chief of British Vogue, making him the publication’s first black-male editor. Jonathan Newhouse, Conde Nast International Chairman and CEO,  announced on Monday that the 45 year-old Enninful, a native of Ghana, would succeed Alexandra Shulman. In a statement posted on Vogue Daily, Enninful […]

April 10, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Seattle-area Muslims Distributing Food to the Homeless

Seattle-area Muslims Distributing Food to the Homeless

By Frederick H. Lowe SEATTLE–Seattle-area Muslims have begun distributing food and personal hygiene supplies to the area’s homeless, a population that continues to grow in Washington State’s largest city. Called “Mercy on Wheels,” the program began April 8, and it will operate every week. Volunteers will drive a van provided by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief’s Washington […]

April 10, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Kevin Judd, president of the National Bar Association, which opposes Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Black Lawyers Oppose Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

By Frederick H. Lowe The U.S. Senate has scheduled a vote this week on the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, but the National Bar Association, the nation’s largest organization of black attorneys, judges and law students, has urged the Senate to vote against his confirmation. The NBA Judicial […]

April 1, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Aramis Ayala

Lawyers Back Florida State’s Attorney

By Frederick H. Lowe   The National Bar Association, the oldest and largest national network of  African-American lawyers and judges, blasted Florida Gov. Rick Scott for removing Aramis D. Ayala, the first black state’s attorney elected to office in Florida, from a case because she will not seek the death penalty for accused murderer Markeith Loyd. The 41- year-old Loyd […]

March 29, 2017 · 0 comments ·