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Police shoot black-male therapist with a patient

Police shoot black-male therapist with a patient

BREAKING NEWS North Miami, Fla., police shoot black-male therapist working with an autistic patient. Unarmed therapist had his hands up, but cop still shot him (See today’ full story by scrolling to the video channel.)

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Max Fennell competing in a triathlon

Max Fennell, pro Triathlete

THE LIVES OF BLACK MEN Max Fennell, pro Triathlete By Rosemary Eng Quick, name the top African-American triathlete in America. Can’t do it? That’s because it’s a needle-in-a-haystack challenge. USA Triathlon reports that among about 500,000 participants in triathlons of all categories, 88.2 per cent are white, 3.2 per cent Hispanic, 2 per cent Asian, 1.5 per cent multi-racial and […]

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Why I shop online? No one follows me because I’m black

Why I shop online? No one follows me because I’m black

News Commentary My reasons for shopping online By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO–I ‘m sure most consumers shop over the Internet because of convenience, but I also think others, and I include myself among them, shop the Internet to avoid retail racism. The combination of why people are shopping the Internet is turning brick- and-mortar stores into dust. My experiences inside […]

July 20, 2016 · 0 comments ·
BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Minnesota police murder black male motorist reaching for his ID By Frederick H. Lowe Police shot to death a black-male motorist during a traffic stop Wednesday night in Falcon Heights, Minn., in front the victim’s girlfriend and their four-year old daughter. The deadly shooting of Philando Castile, 32-year-old kitchen supervisor for the St. Paul School District, was captured on Facebook […]

July 7, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Congressman Cedric Richmond of Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District

U.S. Justice Department to investigate Louisiana police shooting death

  Louisiana Congressman asks President Obama to order an investigation Men and women over 17 years old can openly carry guns in Louisiana By Frederick H. Lowe Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced on Wednesday the U.S. Justice Department will investigate the shooting death by Baton Rouge police of Alton Sterling whose murder was captured on video by a retailer and others but probably […]

July 6, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Bryan Stevenson said nearly 4,000 African Americans have been lynched

A homework assignment

Loyola University of Chicago is requiring incoming freshman to read the book “Just Mercy,” an award-winning book that discusses the author Bryan Stevenson’s efforts to defend the poor By Frederick H. Lowe Loyola University of Chicago’s incoming freshman are required to read as a homework assignment the book “Just Mercy,” a memoir by Bryan Stevenson, an attorney who is founder […]

July 6, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Roger Ferguson

Roger Ferguson, former Fed vice chairman, joins the Alphabet’s board

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors under chairman Alan Greenspan, has been appointed to the board of directors of Alphabet Inc., the Mountain View, Calif.-based parent company of Google. “I’ve long admired Google and Alphabet’s positive impact on people across the globe,” Ferguson said. I’m honored to join the Alphabet board and […]

July 6, 2016 · 0 comments ·

National Black MBA Association moves its headquarters to Atlanta

The National Black MBA Association Inc. has moved its headquarters to Atlanta from Chicago, the organization announced on it website, which does not provide any additional information other than what’s contained in one very short sentence. “NBMBAA has relocated to Atlanta,” the association said on its website, but it did not say when and why they moved. During a recent […]

July 6, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Sheryl Swoopes

Basketball legend Sheryl Swoopes gets cut

By Frederick H. Lowe Sheryl Swoopes, who will be inducted into the basketball hall of fame as a player, has fouled out as a college coach. Loyola University of Chicago announced on Sunday that it had fired Swoopes as the women’s basketball coach. “Sheryl Swoopes is no longer serving as the women’s basketball coach at Loyola University of Chicago,” Steve […]

July 4, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Prison bars

Democratic Platform Committee calls for an end to mass incarceration

By Frederick H. Lowe The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee has approved a plank, calling for the end of mass incarceration, which occurred under President Bill Clinton and then First Lady Hillary Clinton, who is expected to become the party’s nominee for President when Democrats convene July 25th to July 28th in Philadelphia. “The current draft calls for ending the era […]

July 3, 2016 · 0 comments ·