Report: Brando and Pryor were lovers

The Godfather got made or was it laid by Richard Pryor. Quincy Jones said in an interview with “Vulture”  that Academy Award-winning actor Marlon Brando had an affair with acclaimed standup comedian Richard Pryor. It’s not clear if this was a one night stand or a relationship that was conducted over a span of months or years. Jennifer Lee, Pryor’s[Read More…]

Black History Notes

  Greensboro sit-in Four black male college students began a sit-in on February 1, 1960 that made the nation stand up and take notice. The students took seats at Woolworth’s whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., forcing the department store chain to eventually drop its segregationist policies. The students —- Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McClain, David Richmond and[Read More…]

George Zimmerman, shut up

NorthStar/Black Man’s Street Editorial George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. An all-women’s jury, most of them white, including one who wanted to take a photograph with him after the verdict, acquitted Zimmerman of the charges. Now after killing their son, George is insulting Trayon’s parents. He accused them of not raising Trayvon right, implying that was the[Read More…]

Black men’s summit scheduled for Chicago

BlackBoard Chicago will hold its 3rd annual Black Men’s Summit Saturday, April 23, at North Park University. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. The title of this year’s summit is “Know Thy Brother, Know Thy Self:  A Gathering of Leaders.” BlackBoard’s website is www. Go to the website and follow the[Read More…]


  Doctor speculates:  O. J.  Simpson maybe suffering from CTE Forensic neurologist Bennett Omalu, MD, the first person to identify chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of deceased football players, said he strongly believes that O. J. Simpson suffers from CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head and repeated concussions, that makes sufferers volatile[Read More…]

Will this hair loss drug kill your sex drive?

  Posted by Marla Paul Northwestern University Men taking the hair loss drug finasteride have access to very little information about the drug’s sexual side effects, experts say. None of the 34 published reports from clinical trials offer information about erectile dysfunction and low sex drive. The drug blocks 5α-reductase in the scalp and male reproductive organs, inhibiting the conversion[Read More…]

Four charged with shooting members of Black Lives Matter group

  by Frederick H. Lowe MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin County (Minnesota) district attorney on Monday charged four men with assault or riot for shooting five members of Black Lives Matter outside Minneapolis’ 4th police precinct. Police arrested the men, who were wearing ski masks at the time of the shooting, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, two days after the shooting occurred[Read More…]

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