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New Zimbabwe President Pays Tribute to Mugabe

New Zimbabwe President Pays Tribute to Mugabe

  (TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) –Unlike the violent upsets in Gambia, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, the military-led “soft coup” that heralded the exit of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was remarkably quiet, dignified and respectful. “He is actually looking forward to his new life — farming and staying at the rural home. He has taken it well,” the son of Mugabe’s late sister, […]

December 11, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Western Union to pay $586 million to cheated customers

Western Union to pay $586 million to cheated customers

Customers are told to apply for the money they are owed by Western Union before February 12, 2018 By Frederick H. Lowe The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Justice Department have reached an agreement with Western Union, the world’s largest money-transfer company, to repay $586 million to customers bilked out of their money by fraudsters using Western Union and […]

December 9, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Congressman John Conyers Jr.

U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. announces his retirement amid sexual harassment allegations

  He endorses his son for his congressional seat By Frederick H. Lowe John Conyers Jr., the longest serving active member of Congress, said on a Detroit radio show Tuesday that “I am retiring today” and that he is endorsing his son John Conyers III to replace “me in Congress.” The 88-year-old congressman, who represents Michigan’s 13th congressional district, has […]

December 5, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Corrine Brown

Former Congresswoman sentenced to five years in prison

By Frederick H. Lowe A federal judge on Monday sentenced former U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D., Florida) to five years in prison, following her conviction in May for mail fraud and a host of other crimes. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Corrigan said it was a ‘sad day’ after he sentenced her. She has been ordered to report to prison […]

December 5, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Editorial

Editorial

Black men, sexual harassment and justice By Frederick H. Lowe Sexual harassment and sexual assault are the buzzwords of the day. Will black men accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault in today’s environment be treated the same way as white men accused of the same crimes— by being given due process? The racial history of this country says no. […]

December 4, 2017 · 2 comments ·
Demonstrations held to spotlight and to stop African slave trade in Libya

Demonstrations held to spotlight and to stop African slave trade in Libya

  By Frederick H. Lowe Demonstrations recently have been held in major European cities to protest African men, women and children being sold into slavery in Libya, a practice that began after the United States and other countries overthrew Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, leaving the country ungovernable. Nearly 4,000 individuals protested in Stockholm. Large demonstrations also have been held in […]

December 1, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Study: people of color breathe more air pollution

Study: people of color breathe more air pollution

Posted by Jennifer Langston of the University of Washington   People of color are exposed to more pollution from cars, trucks, and power plants than whites, a new 10-year study shows. Researchers estimated exposure to outdoor concentrations of a transportation-related pollutant—nitrogen dioxide (NO2)— in both 2000 and 2010, based on neighborhoods where people live and found that disparities in NO2 […]

December 1, 2017 · 0 comments ·

Jay Z’s interview with The New York Times

Rapper and businessman Jay-Z recently was interviewed by Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, on a variety of subjects, including race, music as therapy, going to therapy, his strained relationship with fellow rapper Kanye West and infidelity in his marriage with his wife megastar Beyoncé.  

December 1, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a black mother’s dream

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a black mother’s dream

By Frederick H. Lowe Meghan Markle, who is engaged to Prince Harry of England, has fulfilled the dreams of many black mothers who subtlety or not so subtlety encourage their daughters to marry a “good white man.” Markle, an actress who grew up in Los Angeles, and Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British Throne, announced their engagement on […]

November 28, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Meghan Markle’s engagement opens the door to a discussion of England’s first black Queen

Meghan Markle’s engagement opens the door to a discussion of England’s first black Queen

  By Frederick H. Lowe Meghan Markle’s scheduled Spring 2018 wedding to Prince Harry, fifth in line for the British Throne, will make her the first black person to marry into the House of Windsor, which was founded in 1910, but the not the first black Royal. That distinction is held by Queen Charlotte of England, who ruled England and […]

November 28, 2017 · 0 comments ·