History

Emancipation Proclamation is on display in Washington D.C.

Emancipation Proclamation is on display in Washington D.C.

  By Frederick H. Lowe Original copies of two historical documents of crucial importance to the lives of African Americans are now on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Original copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are on display as part of the “Slavery […]

February 12, 2018 · 0 comments ·
Duluth, Minnesota, the site of a triple lynching, has removed two books because of language

Duluth, Minnesota, the site of a triple lynching, has removed two books because of language

  By Frederick H. Lowe Duluth, Minnesota, where three black-male circus workers were lynched by a mob in 1920 for reportedly raping a white girl, has removed “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from the school district’s required reading list with the blessing of the local NAACP. The Duluth School District did not ban the books […]

February 12, 2018 · 0 comments ·
Photo of Sen. Barack Obama with Minister Louis Farrakhan surfaces

Photo of Sen. Barack Obama with Minister Louis Farrakhan surfaces

  By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – It was during a mid-2005 Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) meeting on Capitol Hill when award-winning journalist Askia Muhammad captured one of the most significant photos of his career.  Muhammad had doggedly covered then Chicago Sen. Barack Obama since he “first laid eyes on him” at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Now, here was […]

January 20, 2018 · 4 comments ·
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 ·
Jackie Robinson’s padded baseball cap sold at auction for nearly $600,000

Jackie Robinson’s padded baseball cap sold at auction for nearly $600,000

By Frederick H. Lowe A padded baseball cap Jackie Robinson wore for protection from 90-miles per hour baseballs deliberately thrown at his head by opposing pitchers during his first two years in the majors has been sold for $590,994 during an auction. Lelands. com, an auction house based in Bohemia, N.Y., announced the cap’s sale on October 28 to an […]

October 29, 2017 · 0 comments ·
How the Black Irish were treated in Ireland

How the Black Irish were treated in Ireland

The Guardian, a British newspaper, has made a very disturbing documentary about the rotten treatment black children born and raised in Republic of Ireland received during the 1950s and the 1960s. The children were the sons and the daughters of African and Caribbean fathers and white Irish mothers. Mothers who were ashamed of their mixed-race children often gave them up […]

July 9, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Slavery Remembrance Day will be held in August

Slavery Remembrance Day will be held in August

  By Frederick H. Lowe International Slavery Remembrance Day will be held on August 20 in London’s Trafalgar Square three days before it will be observed on August 23rd elsewhere in the world to remember the millions of black victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and slavery’s eventual abolition. The solemn occasion will include a national memorial to honor victims […]

July 6, 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 ·
Soil from lynching sites

Museum Will be a Memorial to Lynching Victims

Soil from over 300 lynching sites has been collected By Frederick H. Lowe The Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners denied fair and just treatment in the legal system, intends to open in 2018 the first national memorial to African-American victims of lynchings. The memorial will be located on six acres […]

December 21, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Fidel Castro

Cuban Leader Was ‘a Strong Voice for Social Justice’ – U. N. Secretary-General

  Hazel TriceEdneyWire.com/Global Information Network) – Fidel Castro, whose ashes were interred two days ago in the city of Santiago, the cradle of the Revolution, was called a strong voice for social justice. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon extended sympathies to the Cuban people on the passing on Friday, Nov. 25, of their longtime president, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, who […]

December 6, 2016 · 0 comments ·