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Free blacks in Tudor England: a buried past that has been uncovered

Free blacks in Tudor England: a buried past that has been uncovered

By Frederick H. Lowe British scholar Miranda Kaufmann said she was so surprised to learn that  free black men and black women lived in England during the House of Tudor  that she changed the subject of her doctoral dissertation to tell their stories. “I dedicated  the research on my doctorate to finding how many Africans lived in Britain at that […]

November 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam will hold a news conference Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam will hold a news conference Thursday in Washington, D.C.

By Frederick H. Lowe Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam will hold a news conference on Thursday, November 16, at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. where he will speak directly to President Donald Trump and the U.S. government. Minister Farrakhan will address issues of importance related to America’s domestic challenges, her place on the world stage and […]

November 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Devin P. Kelley, who murdered 26 in a Texas church, admired Dylann Roof who shot to death nine in a black church

Devin P. Kelley, who murdered 26 in a Texas church, admired Dylann Roof who shot to death nine in a black church

  By Frederick H. Lowe Devin P. Kelley, who shot to death 26 people, mostly children and seniors, in a rural Texas church during Sunday services last week, admired Dylann S. Roof, who murdered nine black parishioners at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C.  on June 17th, 2015. The 26-year-old Kelley wrote on a friend’s Facebook page that he was […]

November 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
3 million Americans carry guns every day

3 million Americans carry a loaded handgun daily

Posted by Bobbi Nodell of the  University of Washington  New research estimates that three million adult American handgun owners carry a loaded gun daily and nine million do so each month. The vast majority cited protection as their primary reason for carrying a firearm, according to the research. The research scrutinizes why, how often, and in what manner US adults […]

November 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·

Permissive gun laws linked to higher homicide rates

  Posted by Boston University Easier access to concealed firearms is associated with significantly higher rates of handgun-related homicide, report researchers. With gun violence, especially mass shootings, dominating the news recently, gun control is at the forefront of issues Americans say they are concerned about. Now, a new study suggests that more permissive concealed-carry laws not only fail to promote […]

November 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black farmers look at small-scale farming in the South

Black farmers look at small-scale farming in the South

By Rosemary Eng For its 7th annual conference Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners (BUGS) is heading south for the first time to meet at Georgia State University in Atlanta November 10 to 12. They will start by heading straight to the soil to see how several small farms in Atlanta are run. The Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban […]

November 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Police bodycam test results don’t notably change officer behavior

Police bodycam test results don’t notably change officer behavior

  Posted by Mike Cummings from Yale University Police departments have embraced body-worn cameras as a tool for reducing police misconduct and building trust between law-enforcement officers and the communities they serve, but do they work? A randomized-controlled trial conducted within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department by The Lab @ DC, involving about 2,200 officers, shows they don’t notably […]

November 3, 2017 · 0 comments ·

The economy added more than 260,000 jobs in October, but the black unemployment rate jumped

  By Frederick H. Lowe   The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for black men 20-years old and older rose in October, although the nation’s nonfarm businesses added 261,000 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning. The jobless rate for black men was 7.5 percent in October compared to 6.7 percent in September. Unemployment for black men was […]

November 3, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Hamilton wins fourth Formula 1 world drivers’ championship

Hamilton wins fourth Formula 1 world drivers’ championship

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton won his fourth world drivers’ championship at Sunday’s Mexico Grand Prix in Mexico City before 100,000 cheering fans. Hamilton, a black Englishman, didn’t have to win the race but he had to finish high enough among 20 other drivers to take home the driver of the year trophy. At one point, Hamilton was in 20th […]

November 2, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Drug that prevents HIV infection is little known in  the black community where disease rates are the highest

Drug that prevents HIV infection is little known in the black community where disease rates are the highest

Spreading word  about PrEP   By Anna Challet New America Media News Report A drug that prevents HIV infection has been available for five years. But even in San Francisco, a city where one might expect information about the drug to be easy to come by, only some people have heard of it – and it’s not the communities that […]

November 2, 2017 · 4 comments ·