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Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial. A place where new FBI agents were required to visit under Director Comey.

Under Director Comey, FBI Special Agents were required to visit Dr. King’s Memorial

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover called King a communist because of his fight for civil rights By Frederick H. Lowe WASHINGTON–Former FBI Director James Comey, who was hired by President Barack Obama and fired by President Donald Trump, ordered the FBI’s new special agents to visit the Washington D.C. memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for a discussion concerning unchecked […]

May 15, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Jefferson Davis statue

Jefferson Davis Loses the War Again

His Statue Is Removed in New Orleans By Frederick H. Lowe NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans today removed a statue honoring Jefferson Davis, president of Confederacy, and there are more plans to remove the remaining two statues that celebrate the Confederacy and white supremacy. The removal of the Jefferson Davis statue on Jefferson Davis Parkway was completed during the […]

May 11, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Remember the Ladies

Books–Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box

by Angela P. Dodson While Hillary Rodham Clinton’s defeat in her run for the presidency may be a setback in the march toward breaking the ultimate glass ceiling, her candidacy—and her victory in the popular vote—can be celebrated as a historic milestone coming less than one hundred years after American women first got that vote. Indeed, 2017 marks the centenary […]

May 11, 2017 · 0 comments ·
“Get Out” Director Gets In with Universal and Inks a Picture Deal

“Get Out” Director Gets In with Universal and Inks a Picture Deal

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIF.–Jordan Peele, who wrote, produced and directed the hit movie “Get Out,” about a black man, who goes to meet his white girlfriend’s parents, continues to hear nothing but good news about the film. “Get Out,” which was made for $4.5 million, has grossed $204.3 million at the box office. And according to the Hollywood Reporter, a trade […]

May 10, 2017 · 2 comments ·

Driverless vehicles will drive jobs to a dead end

Letter to the Editor Fred, thanks for running the article about driverless vehicles from Demos writer Dr. Algernon Austin. I covered this field for 18 months or so, and I agree with Dr. Austin that driverless vehicles will kill a number of driving jobs. Black teens who think they will grow up and drive for public transit like the CTA […]

May 10, 2017 · 0 comments ·
James Comey and then President Obama

President Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey

By Frederick H. Lowe WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump today fired FBI Director James Comey, Jr., on the recommendations of U.S. Attorney General James Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the White House announced this afternoon. “The FBI is one of the our nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our […]

May 9, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black Male Unemployment Was 7.3% in April

Black Male Unemployment Was 7.3% in April

Centers for Disease Control reports Unemployment poses a health risk for Blacks. By Frederick H. Lowe WASHINGTON–The unemployment rate for black men 20 years old and older improved in April compared with March as U.S. businesses added 211,000 jobs, reducing the nation’s overall jobless rate to 4.4 percent, a 10-year low. The jobless rate for black men in April was […]

May 9, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Broadcaster Will Focus on Blacks in Germany

Broadcaster Will Focus on Blacks in Germany

By Frederick H. Lowe BERLIN–DW News, an international broadcaster based in Berlin, Germany, is airing a program about blacks living in Germany, which is not the all-white country you thought it was. The program is called Afro.germany, and it is reported by DW News reporter Jana Pareigis. Pareigis traveled throughout Germany to meet and interview other blacks who live there. […]

May 9, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Is soda making your brain age faster?

Is soda making your brain age faster?

            BOSTON–New research suggests that excess sugar—especially the fructose in sugary drinks—might damage your brain. Researchers using data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus—an area of the brain important for learning […]

May 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·
The Color of Law A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

The Color of Law A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Book By Richard Rothstein   In The Color of Law (published by Liveright in May 2017), Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels. To scholars […]

May 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·