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Cook County State’s Attorney overturns drug convictions for 15 black individuals

Cook County State’s Attorney overturns drug convictions for 15 black individuals

  Can black police officers make a difference or does implicit biases make fair treatment impossible? By Frederick H. Lowe The Cook County, IL, State’s Attorney has vacated drug convictions of 15 black individuals after determining that a former Chicago police sergeant who is black and 13 men working under him planted evidence and lied in court to ensure their […]

November 20, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigns

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigns

(TriceEdneyWire/GIN) – President Robert Mugabe resigned today after ruling the southern African nation of Zimbabwe for 37 years. He initially rejected demands from former friendly generals and independence war veterans to step down. Mugabe’s resignation came minutes into a joint session of Zimbabwe’s parliament in the capital of Harare. Parliament was convened to force the 93-year-old leader from power. In […]

November 20, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Charles Manson, who hoped to spark a war between blacks and whites after two horrible murders, is dead

Charles Manson, who hoped to spark a war between blacks and whites after two horrible murders, is dead

By Frederick H. Lowe Charles Manson, who orchestrated the murders of eight people, including an unborn child, in the hope of inciting a race war between blacks and whites, has died of natural causes unlike his cult’s victims. The 83-year-old Manson died November 19 in a Kern County hospital in Corcoran, California. Manson initially was sentenced to death in 1971 […]

November 20, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Army’s Red Ball Express drivers must be honored

Army’s Red Ball Express drivers must be honored

By Frederick H. Lowe I’ve seen the movie “Patton,” an Academy Award-winning film about General George S. Patton, Jr., who commanded the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War 2, more times than I care to admit. General Patton was known for leading the relief of beleaguered American troops at Bastogne, […]

November 14, 2017 · 2 comments ·
Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam will hold a news conference Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam will hold a news conference Thursday in Washington, D.C.

By Frederick H. Lowe Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam will hold a news conference on Thursday, November 16, at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. where he will speak directly to President Donald Trump and the U.S. government. Minister Farrakhan will address issues of importance related to America’s domestic challenges, her place on the world stage and […]

November 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Devin P. Kelley, who murdered 26 in a Texas church, admired Dylann Roof who shot to death nine in a black church

Devin P. Kelley, who murdered 26 in a Texas church, admired Dylann Roof who shot to death nine in a black church

  By Frederick H. Lowe Devin P. Kelley, who shot to death 26 people, mostly children and seniors, in a rural Texas church during Sunday services last week, admired Dylann S. Roof, who murdered nine black parishioners at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C.  on June 17th, 2015. The 26-year-old Kelley wrote on a friend’s Facebook page that he was […]

November 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
3 million Americans carry guns every day

3 million Americans carry a loaded handgun daily

Posted by Bobbi Nodell of the  University of Washington  New research estimates that three million adult American handgun owners carry a loaded gun daily and nine million do so each month. The vast majority cited protection as their primary reason for carrying a firearm, according to the research. The research scrutinizes why, how often, and in what manner US adults […]

November 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·

Permissive gun laws linked to higher homicide rates

  Posted by Boston University Easier access to concealed firearms is associated with significantly higher rates of handgun-related homicide, report researchers. With gun violence, especially mass shootings, dominating the news recently, gun control is at the forefront of issues Americans say they are concerned about. Now, a new study suggests that more permissive concealed-carry laws not only fail to promote […]

November 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black farmers look at small-scale farming in the South

Black farmers look at small-scale farming in the South

By Rosemary Eng For its 7th annual conference Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners (BUGS) is heading south for the first time to meet at Georgia State University in Atlanta November 10 to 12. They will start by heading straight to the soil to see how several small farms in Atlanta are run. The Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban […]

November 7, 2017 · 0 comments ·
8 killed, 13 injured in NYC terrorist attack

8 killed, 13 injured in NYC terrorist attack

  By Frederick H. Lowe A motorist deliberately drove his pickup truck onto a New York City bike path, killing eight and injuring 13 in what the city’s mayor called a terrorist attack similar to the one that occurred on July 14, 2016 in Nice, France. The driver, who police later identified as Sayfullo Habibulloevic Saipov was shot and arrested for […]

October 31, 2017 · 0 comments ·