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Scene from Moonlight

Lauded Film Moonlight Expected to See Daylight as an Oscar Contender

Moonlight, the motion picture with a mostly black cast, continues to rack up film industry awards and is creating buzz as an Oscar contender. At the 26th annual  Gotham Independent Film Awards, Moonlight, which is about growing up black and gay, won for best screenplay, best feature, special jury award for ensemble performance and the Gotham Independent Film Audience Award. […]

November 30, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Alleged Church Killer to Be His Own Lawyer

Alleged Church Killer to Be His Own Lawyer

Jury selection began today in the trial of Dylann Storm Roof By Frederick H. Lowe U.S. District Court Judge Richard Mark Gergel ruled on Monday (today) that Dylann Storm Roof, a white supremacist who is charged with murdering nine black parishioners during Bible study last year in a Charleston, S.C., church, can act as his own lawyer in a case […]

November 28, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Hate crimes against immigrants have increased since Trump's election.

On The White Nationalist Hate List, Immigrants Now Trump Blacks

Southern Poverty Law Center Pushes Trump To Rescind Stephen Bannon’s Appointment By Rosemary Eng The Southern Poverty Law Center says post-election hate incidents towards immigrants have not only surged but now surpass the reported number of hate incidents towards blacks, the usual target of such attacks, according to the F.B.I. The Montgomery, Ala.-based SPLC, whose reputation was founded on the […]

November 27, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Fidel Castro and Malcolm X

Fidel Castro Is Dead

  When Castro Came to the United States to Speak before the United Nations,  He Stayed in Harlem and Met with Malcolm X By Frederick H. Lowe On September, 18, 1960, when Fidel Castro led a Cuban delegation to New York City to speak before the United Nations, they stayed at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, where they, including Che […]

November 26, 2016 · 0 comments ·

Samuel DuBose

Prosecutors to Retry Former Cop in the Shooting Death of a Black Ohio Motorist

By Frederick H. Lowe Hamilton County, Ohio, prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced on Tuesday that he will retry former University of Cincinnati police officer Raymond Tensing for last year’s shooting death of Samuel Dubose after a mostly white jury failed to reach a verdict leading to a mistrial. Tensing shot Dubose, a 44-year-old black motorist, in the head following a […]

November 22, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Kayne West

Kanye West Admitted to a Psychiatric Unit

After a series of bizarre events, including abruptly canceling his national concert tour, rapper Kanye West was admitted to a hospital for observation, according to several news reports. He was admitted Monday to the psychiatric unit of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after police received a medical welfare call. The admission occurred after West verbally attacked fellow music star Beyonce, […]

November 22, 2016 · 0 comments ·
John Lewis

Black Men Win Most of the Top National Book Awards

Black men took home the top awards at the 67th National Book Awards Wednesday in New York City. Colson Whitehead won the top fiction award for his novel “The Underground Railroad.” Ibram X. Kendi won the top nonfiction  award  for “Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a veteran of […]

November 19, 2016 · 0 comments ·
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions

Trump Taps Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

Congressional Black Caucus and LDF Call Him a Racist By Frederick H. Lowe President-elect Donald Trump will nominate U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions U.S. Attorney General, and his selection was immediately blasted by the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) given Sessions’ long history of making racist statements about African Americans and his support of […]

November 18, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Philando Castile

Minnesota Cop Charged in Shooting Death of a Black Man

By Frederick H. Lowe A Minnesota cop charged in the shooting death of a black man following a traffic stop is scheduled to appear in court this morning. The Ramsey County, Minn., attorney’s office on Wednesday charged Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Anthony police officer, with second degree manslaughter in the murder of Philando Castile, 32, whose shooting death was livestreamed […]

November 16, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Lt. General Frank E. Ptersen

Navy Destroyer to be Named in Honor of the Marine Corps First Black Aviator, Frank E. Petersen Jr.

He also was the Marine Corps First Black General By Frederick H. Lowe U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced on Wednesday that a destroyer will be named in honor of Frank E. Petersen, Jr., the U.S. Marine Corps first African-American aviator and the military-service branch’s first African-American general. The USS Frank E. Petersen Jr., an Arleigh Burke-guided-missile destroyer, […]

November 13, 2016 · 0 comments ·