History

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 ·
Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rosa Parks Changed History on This Day

By Frederick H. Lowe Today is the day Rosa Parks took a seat on a bus and rode into history. On Dec. 1, 1955, 61 years ago, Parks, a seamstress in Montgomery, Ala., refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white male passenger as blacks had been ordered to do. Police arrested her for violating a […]

December 1, 2016 · 0 comments ·
The U.S. Electoral College System is Rooted in Protecting Slavery

The U.S. Electoral College System is Rooted in Protecting Slavery

By Frederick H. Lowe In Tuesday’s election, Donald Trump won 289 Electoral College votes, more than the 270 needed for him to become the nation’s 45th president. Trump will move into the White House on January 20, 2017. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Trump’s Democratic opponent for president, won the popular vote by more than 1.8 million votes, according to the latest […]

November 11, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Dr. Carla Hayden

Senate confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

She is the first woman and first African-American to hold the position (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The U. S. Senate has confirmed Obama nominee Dr. Carla D. Hayden as Librarian of Congress. The vote of 74-18 confirmed Hayden as the first African-American and first woman to hold the position. She had been chief executive of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in […]

July 28, 2016 · 0 comments ·