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

How the Black Irish were treated in Ireland
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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 […]

Slavery Remembrance Day will be held in August
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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 […]

Broadcaster Will Focus on Blacks in Germany
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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. […]

Soil from lynching sites
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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 […]

Fidel Castro
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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 […]

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

Dr. Carla Hayden
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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 […]

Bryan Stevenson said nearly 4,000 African Americans have been lynched
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A homework assignment

Loyola University of Chicago is requiring incoming freshman to read the book “Just Mercy,” an award-winning book that discusses the author Bryan Stevenson’s efforts to defend the poor By Frederick H. Lowe Loyola University of Chicago’s incoming freshman are required to read as a homework assignment the book “Just Mercy,” a memoir by Bryan Stevenson, an attorney who is founder […]