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YouTube executive calls police on a black man waiting outside an apartment building to help a handicapped friend

A YouTube executive called police on a black software engineer waiting outside a San Francisco apartment building to help a disabled friend. Christopher Cukor called the police on Wesley Michael telling them that Michael was trespassing. This went on as Cukor’s son pleaded with him to leave because he believed Michael was telling the truth. In the background, you can[Read More…]

New children’s book, “Gabe & His Green Thumb,” a book for young black boys — David Miller knows only eighteen percent of black fourth graders read proficiently. Likewise, he’s aware that it’s increasingly difficult to find quality children’s books by authors of color. Miller is counting on his newest work, Gabe & His Green Thumb, to be the first of many children’s books to buck those trends. A husband, father of three,[Read More…]

San Francisco pushes for free universal mental health care

Homelessness affects the mental health of everyone especially African Americans who represent 40 percent of the nation’s homeless By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Two members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and a member of the California General Assembly have announced a ballot initiative to provide free universal mental health and substance abuse care to city residents, including[Read More…]

June’s jobless rate for black men 20 and older drops as companies add 244,000 jobs

The nation’s nonfarm businesses added 244,000 jobs in June, sharply reducing the unemployment rate for black men 20 and older, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The jobless rate for black men in this age group was 5.8%, down from 6.3% in May. June’s rate also was down from 6.2 percent compared to the same month a year[Read More…]

Sen. Herman Talmadge was kind to Sen. Joe Biden, but Talmadge’s father, Georgia Governor Eugene Talmadge, is believed to have had blacks murdered to win an election

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Sen. Herman Talmadge, the Georgia segregationist, treated Joe Biden, his U.S. Senate colleague, with great civility, calling him son not boy, Biden, the black favorite for the Democratic nomination for president,  recently said during a speech. Sen. Kamala Harris, who also is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, was angered by Biden’s comments and took[Read More…]

Harrison raises $1.5 million in the race for South Carolina’s U.S. Senate race against Lindsey Graham

Jamie Harrison, who has launched a campaign in South Carolina to unseat Trump loyalist and Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, raised $1.5 million in the second quarter, which ended Sunday. Campaign officials said most of the amount–$1.3 million-came in the 33 days since Harrison announced his bid, according to published reports. The average contribution was $26. The 43-year-old Harrison is[Read More…]

Cook County, Illinois, is home to the largest population of African Americans

But counties in Texas have to the fastest-growing black populations Cook County, Illinois, whose biggest city is Chicago, was home to the nation’s largest African American population in 2018, with 1. 3 million residents, the U.S. Census Bureau recently reported. Harris County, Texas, reported the largest numeric increase of African Americans between 2017 and 2018, adding 14, 017 blacks to[Read More…]

Free webinar wants to help black men live great lives

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today “Shatter the Stereotypes: Empowering Men of Color to Live Extraordinary Lives” is the title of an upcoming free webinar organized by Michael Taylor, author, entrepreneur, speaker and personal life coach.  The webinar challenges the mostly negative media depictions of black men. “Contrary to mainstream media, men of color are experiencing unprecedented levels of success in[Read More…]

Candidate for Bobby Rush’s congressional seat in Chicago sees gun violence as a public health issue

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Robert Emmons, who announced his candidacy to unseat U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush in Chicago’s 1st Congressional District, said he considers gun violence a public health issue. If elected, Emmons said he would advocate more funding for organizations whose work is proven to curb violence at its root causes, according to one news report. Chicago, particularly[Read More…]

The number of women sentenced to life in prison is rapidly growing, according to a study by the Sentencing Project

  Women represent only 3 percent prison inmates sentenced to life in prison but they represent a fast-growing segment of the lifer population, according to a study released by the Sentencing Project Nationwide one of every 15 women in prison — nearly 7,000 women — is serving a life or virtual life sentence. One-third of them have no chance for[Read More…]

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