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Study: Blacks Comprise Majority of Defendants Who are Wrongfully Convicted

Study: Blacks Comprise Majority of Defendants Who are Wrongfully Convicted

By Frederick H. Lowe African Americans comprise the majority of defendants wrongfully convicted of murder, sexual assault and drug crimes who are later exonerated, according to a study released by the National Registry of Wrongful Convictions. The report titled “Race and Wrongful Convictions in the United States” reported that African Americans constituted 47% of the 1,900 exonerations listed in the […]

March 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
The jobless rate in the black community went up in February.

Nation Adds Jobs Elsewhere, but Blacks Are Left Standing in the Unemployment Line

By Frederick H. Lowe The nation’s businesses added 235,000 jobs in February but the companies obviously didn’t hire in the black community where the unemployment rate went up compared to other racial and ethnic groups where it went down. The black jobless rate in February was 8.1 percent compared to 7.7 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics […]

March 10, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Police Encounters Cause Stress Among Black Men

Police Encounters Cause Stress Among Black Men

Stress leads to disease Black men don’t get medical treatment and die earlier By Rosemary Eng STANFORD Calif. — Community policing can be bad for public health At a public health symposium at Stanford University March 6 scholars from Stanford Medicine and Stanford Law School described long-lasting health problems negative police encounters can trigger, particularly in minorities and the poor. […]

March 9, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black Cancer Survivors Study is Underway in Detroit

Black Cancer Survivors Study is Underway in Detroit

By Frederick H. Lowe The largest study so far of African- American cancer survivors is now underway in Detroit. The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) study has launched a $9 million project that will investigate the lives of 5,560 black cancer survivors over the next five years. The study, which is led by the National Cancer Institute, will collect […]

March 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Monica Vaca of the Federal Trade Commission

FTC: Consumers Spent $744 Million on Fraudulent Transactions

  By Frederick H. Lowe Consumers complained in 2016 they were duped into paying $744 million for fraudulent transactions, down from $774 million in 2015, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Sentinel Network Data Book, which recorded complaints from January through December 2016. Consumers paid an average of $1,024.00 per fraudulent transaction in 2016 compared with $1,154.00 in 2015. The […]

March 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Bobby Sengstacke

Robert Abbott Sengstacke

A member of the family that founded and once owned the Chicago Defender   By Frederick H. Lowe Robert Abbott Sengstacke, son of John Herman Henry Sengstacke, owner and publisher of the Chicago Defender, died Tuesday following a long illness. He was 73. Robert, who was called Bobby by friends, worked as a photographer for the Chicago Defender, and Muhammad […]

March 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Ben M. Keita

FBI Asked to Investigate Hanging Death of a Muslim Man

By Frederick H. Lowe The Council On American-Islamic Relations in Seattle has asked the FBI to investigate the death of an 18-year-old black Muslim man who was found hanged in a wooded area near his home in Lake Stevens, Wash. Ben M. Keita, a senior at Lake Stevens High School, was reported missing on Nov. 27, 2016. Lake Stevens police […]

March 3, 2017 · 0 comments ·

The Police Beating of Rodney King Occurred on This Day

BLACK HISTORY — March 3, 1991 Los Angeles police savagely beat black motorist Rodney King on this day in 1991. George Holliday, an innocent bystander, videotaped much of the beating from his balcony, and sent the footage to local news station KTLA. The videotape showed four officers surrounding King.  They hit him repeatedly with batons and kicked him in the […]

March 3, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Former President Barack Obama and former Lady Michelle Obama

The Obamas Sign Two Major Book Deals

Former President Obama will receive the Profile in Courage Award By Frederick H. Lowe Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have signed book deals about their eight years in the White House reportedly for $60 million with Penguin Random House, according to several news reports. President Obama, the nation’s first black president, and Michelle Obama, the […]

March 3, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Vice President Mike Pence swears in Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of HUD.

Dr. Ben Carson Takes Over At HUD

Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon, author, and politician, was sworn in Thursday as the 17th secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development after being confirmed in the U.S. Senate by a vote of 58 to 41. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has 8,300 employees and a budget of more than $40 billion. Secretary Carson says he […]

March 3, 2017 · 0 comments ·