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Prostate cancer summit for black men will be held in Washington

Prostate cancer summit for black men will be held in Washington

Study: black men receive less aggressive treatment for the disease than white men  By Frederick H. Lowe The 13th annual African-American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit will be held September 21st and 22nd at two locations in Washington, D.C. amid reports that black men receive less aggressive treatment for the disease than white men. “There is currently a prostate cancer crisis […]

September 14, 2017 · 0 comments ·
25 years ago, Mae Jemison became the first black woman to fly into Outer Space

25 years ago, Mae Jemison became the first black woman to fly into Outer Space

By Frederick H. Lowe Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, the first black woman to fly into Outer Space, on Tuesday celebrated the flight’s 25th anniversary. Dr. Jameson lifted off aboard the space shuttle Endeavor as a mission specialist from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on September 12, 1992.  Endeavor orbited the Earth 127 times before landing and putting Jemison’s name […]

September 14, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Help Wanted signs aren't meant for blacks

Bias against hiring African Americans hasn’t budged

    Posted by Hilary Hurd Anyaso-Northwestern University Rates of discrimination against African Americans in field experiments of hiring did not decline from 1990 to 2015, according to the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of its kind. “It is often suggested that prejudice and discrimination are fading out over time through a gradual process of liberalization of attitudes,” says Lincoln […]

September 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Kahlid Sheik Mohammed

9/11 mastermind graduated from an HBCU

By Frederick H. Lowe Monday was the 16th anniversary of 9/11,  when more than 3,000 people were killed after two commercial jets deliberately slammed into the twin towers of New York City’s World Trade Center. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon. Another commercial aircraft destined for the White House crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, before reaching its intended destination. Khalid […]

September 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·

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 ·