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National memorial to lynching victims to announce opening

By Frederick H. Lowe Sometime next month, the Equal Justice Initiative, which is based in Montgomery, Alabama will announce the opening date for a national memorial to victims of lynching and a museum focused on the legacy of slavery. The memorial will be located on six acres of land in Montgomery. The Equal Justice Initiative has documented 4,000 racial terror […]

September 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·

Black athletes urged to stand up for their rights

  By Hassan Hakim (BlackNews.com) — If it seems like only yesterday a black person could lose his or her job for speaking up against injustice and racism, it’s because it was. For many black people, it’s a delicate and difficult part of everyday life. We worry about our families and responsibilities, maybe losing our home and cars or not being […]

September 11, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Police arrest black NFL player because he was “acting suspicious”

Police arrest black NFL player because he was “acting suspicious”

By Frederick H. Lowe A Las Vegas police officer pointed a gun at Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett’s head and threatened to kill him if he moved after arresting him for no reason on Saturday, August 26.  Bennett posted his experience on twitter. Bennett was walking to his hotel after attending the Mayweather-McGregor fight when he and other members […]

September 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black immigrant organization is angry about Trump rescinding DACA

Black immigrant organization is angry about Trump rescinding DACA

By Frederick H. Lowe The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, the nation’s largest black-led organization championing racial justice and immigrant rights, blasted the Trump Administration for rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that allowed 800,000 immigrant youth to live in the United States without fear of deportation. “BAJI is appalled by Trump’s decision to rescind DACA. By cancelling the […]

September 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Sumner Courthouse

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Trump administration dumps DACA The Trump administration rescinded DACA, a program launched through President Barack Obama’s executive order to provide legal status to 800,000 mostly adult illegal aliens, because it is unconstitutional, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented in 2012 to give legal status to recipients for a renewable […]

September 4, 2017 · 0 comments ·

Jobless rate for black men climbs as job creation slows

  By Frederick H. Lowe The August unemployment rate for black men 20 and older went up as U.S. job creation slowed. The jobless rate for black men was 7.8 percent in August, up from 7.0 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. However, the jobless rate for black women 20 and older was 6.4 percent, […]

September 1, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Police shoot to death a pregnant mentally ill woman in front of her kids

Police shoot to death a pregnant mentally ill woman in front of her kids

  By Frederick H. Lowe Two Seattle police officers shot to death a mentally ill pregnant mother of four in front of her children after the cops claimed she lunged at them with a knife, although she was shot multiple times in the back. Charleena Lyles, 30, was shot seven times, including three times in the back, according to King […]

September 1, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Police brutality now is part of the Chicago Public Schools’ curriculum

Police brutality now is part of the Chicago Public Schools’ curriculum

By Frederick H. Lowe The Chicago Public Schools will begin teaching students about police brutality as part of a $5.5 million reparations package agreed to by city officials and various civil rights groups in 2015. The classes will discuss cases handled by disgraced former Chicago Police commander Jon Burge who was accused torturing 125 black men into confessing to crimes […]

August 30, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Self-driving car

Self-driving car advocates believe seniors will drive sales

By Frederick H. Lowe SAN FRANCISCO–Joanne Marshall, who recently celebrated her 74th birthday, owns a car but she doesn’t drive it at night because she can’t see well when it’s dark. “I ran over a curb because I didn’t see it,” she explained. It was minor incident and no damage was done, but Marshall worries she might become involved in […]

August 30, 2017 · 0 comments ·
James Comey

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Former FBI Director James Comey gets a chair at Howard University By Frederick H. Lowe James Comey, who was appointed FBI director by President Barack Obama and fired by President Donald Trump, has been named Howard University’s Opening Convocation keynote speaker. Comey also has been named the 2017-2018 Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy. In […]

August 25, 2017 · 0 comments ·