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Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea and he comes in peace

  By Frederick H. Lowe Wearing a black PotCoin.com T-shirt with green letters, NBA hall of famer Dennis Rodman today arrived in North Korea, possibly to meet with Kim Jong Un, his friend, and the country’s supreme leader, during a tense time between the U.S. and North Korea. Rodman was mobbed at Pyongyang International Airport by the press and onlookers […]

June 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black Lives Matter wins an international award for its work

Black Lives Matter wins an international award for its work

  The Sydney Peace Foundation, an initiative of the University of Sydney in Australia and the City of Sydney, has awarded its 2017 peace prize to the Blacks Lives Matter Movement in the United States for bringing awareness to extrajudicial police murders of unarmed black men and women. The award is the first time a movement, rather than an individual, […]

June 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton Wins Canadian Grand Prix

  Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton went from the pole position at the start of the race to take the checkered flag at the end to win Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. It was Hamilton’s 65th Formula 1 pole position, and he was awarded one of Aryton Senna’s racing helmets for matching the Brazilian legend’s record for pole positions. […]

June 11, 2017 · 0 comments ·
National Association of Black Journalists is searching for an executive director

National Association of Black Journalists is searching for an executive director

  The National Association of Black Journalists has hired Harris Rand Lusk, a New York-based executive search firm specializing in nonprofits, to lead a national search for a new executive director at NABJ. The search for an executive director is the first major item to be implemented following the successful completion of the NABJ Strategic Plan 2017-2020. The NABJ is […]

June 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Blacks face higher rates of discipline in the military

Blacks face higher rates of discipline in the military

  The Air Force has the worst record By Frederick H. Lowe Blacks serving in the four branches of the military are disciplined at much higher rates than whites with the disciplining of blacks in the Air Force being sky high, according to a report released Wednesday. In its report, “Racial Disparity in Military Justice: Findings of Substantial and Persistent […]

June 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Mike Tyson

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  Why she livestreamed deadly police shooting of her boyfriend Diamond Reynolds testified Tuesday in a Minnesota courtroom that she livestreamed on Facebook the deadly shooting of her boyfriend Philando Castile by Jeronimo Yanez, a police officer, because she feared she also would be killed. “Because I know that people are not protected against the police,” Reynolds said, “I wanted […]

June 6, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Muddy Waters was always big. Now, he’s even bigger

Muddy Waters was always big. Now, he’s even bigger

10-story mural of Waters unveiled in Chicago By Frederick H. Lowe Chicago will unveil a 10-story mural in The Loop of Muddy Waters, the influential blues legend, on Thursday, the  day before the opening of the annual Blues Fest, which begins a three-day run June 9 in Millennium Park. The mural, which is located on the side of a building […]

June 6, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Trump Pulls U.S. out of Paris Climate Accord

Trump Pulls U.S. out of Paris Climate Accord

  President Donald Trump continues to unravel significant accomplishments of his predecessor President Barack Obama, a man Trump claims was not born in the United States; therefore, did not have the right to be president. President Trump announced on Thursday the United States was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord whose goal is to fight climate change by cutting greenhouse […]

June 1, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Bob Marley’s son buys High Times magazine

Bob Marley’s son buys High Times magazine

Damian ” jr. Gong” Marley, the youngest son of reggae superstar Bob Marley, is among a group of investors who have purchased a controlling stake in High Times magazine, its Cannabis Cup events and other digital properties for $42 million in a deal arranged by Oreva Capital, a boutique investment firm, based in Los Angeles. Damian is one of 20 […]

June 1, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Edwina Justus, the first black woman engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad.

Edwina Justus, first black woman train engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad

By Rosemary Eng Back in the ’70s when the train engineer uniform was the standard striped denim hats and overalls, Edwina (Curlie) Justus said to heck with that and climbed into the driver’s seat of a locomotive wearing a nice blouse and jeans and, of course, her eyelashes. Justus was Union Pacific Railroad’s first female African-American train engineer. Her story […]

June 1, 2017 · 0 comments ·