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Opinion: Instead of just calling the police, we also should call a mental health professional

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today There have been a lot of newspaper and television stories about Emmanuel Aranda throwing a five-year-old boy over a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Media outlets reported the story as if it’s only straight news that will attract a large reading and viewing audience. It is, and it isn’t. Posting a[Read More…]

Rutgers University honors Alumnus Paul Robeson

            By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Rutgers University has dedicated a pedestrian plaza to honor Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson, the school’s most- acclaimed alumnus on the 100th anniversary of his university graduation in 1919. He was class valedictorian, and he later was called a “Renaissance Man for the Ages.” The open-air plaza, which features eight[Read More…]

Black men rule

  Tiger wins the Masters, and Hamilton wins the Chinese Grand Prix on the same day   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters on Sunday and a few hours earlier because of the difference in time zones, Lewis Hamilton, the world’s top Formula 1 Driver, won the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. As the gallery[Read More…]

Morehouse set to admit transgendered male students

Students who self-identify as men will be admitted to Morehouse College, an African-American university for black men based in Atlanta, beginning in the Fall 2020 semester, the Board of Trustees announced Friday. “The Gender Identity Policy will allow individuals who self-identify as men regardless of the sex assigned to them at birth to be considered for admission in the nation’s[Read More…]

Global Warming Is Pushing Arctic Toward ‘Unprecedented State,’ Research Shows

Rising temperatures are triggering cascading effects across the polar region, from diminishing ice to changes in when plants flower and where wildlife is found. By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News Apr 8, 2019 Sheenjek River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Alexis Bonogofsky for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Global warming is transforming the Arctic, and the changes have rippled so widely[Read More…]

New film highlights history of U.S. residential segregation

“Segregated by Design,” a short film based on The Color of Law by EPI distinguished fellow Richard Rothstein, examines the forgotten history of how federal, state, and local governments used law and policy to segregate every major metropolitan area in the U.S. The film illustrates how racially explicit, unconstitutional policies created patterns of residential segregation that persist today, driving Rothstein’s[Read More…]

151 were exonerated for wrongful convictions in 2018

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Thirty-one African-American men who had their lives upended and almost destroyed after being sentenced to prison, based on false testimony by a black Chicago police sergeant and his crew of police officers, had their convictions vacated last year. The defendants were exonerated last year after testimony by the cops turned out to be[Read More…]

Magic goes poof

Magic Johnson unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers after a disappointing season even though LeBron James was on the team’s roster. Johnson announced he was quitting the Lakers during a news conference. He did not even tell his boss Jeanie Buss, the team’s owner, that he was leaving. Johnson indicated that he[Read More…]

Housing discrimination underpins the staggering wealth gap between blacks and whites

  By The Economic Policy Institute Wealth is a crucially important measure of economic health—it allows families to transfer income earned in the past to meet spending demands in the future, such as by building up savings to finance a child’s college education. That’s why it’s so alarming to see that, today still, the median white American family has twelve[Read More…]

Revolutionary War General Casimir Pulaski may have been a woman

U.S. Revolutionary War hero General Casimir Pulaski is believed to have been a woman or an intersex, according to a Georgia Southern University study. Researchers claim that an examination of his skeletal remains show that he was a woman. Their findings indicated that Pulaski’s pelvis, jaw bone and facial structure were characteristically female. A new documentary suggests that Pulaski was[Read More…]

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