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Trump is trying to change the narrative of NFL protests

NorthStar News Today.com/BlackmansStreet.Today Editorial President Trump is trying to change the narrative concerning protests by NFL players, and black men must stop him. Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, took a knee before games last year to protest cops shooting to death unarmed black men and black women. This reason either wasn’t mentioned or barely mentioned during Sunday’s […]

September 25, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Young men are paid to avoid involvement in shootings and it’s working

Young men are paid to avoid involvement in shootings and it’s working

  But the price is low compared to the cost of taxpayers footing the bill for a homicide or non-fatal gun violence, which is more than $229 billion a year or nearly $400,000 for a single shooting By Frederick H. Lowe Gunmen killed one person and wounded four others during a violent weekend in a Sacramento, California neighborhood. The gun […]

September 24, 2017 · 0 comments ·
25 years ago, Mae Jemison became the first black woman to fly into Outer Space

25 years ago, Mae Jemison became the first black woman to fly into Outer Space

By Frederick H. Lowe Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, the first black woman to fly into Outer Space, on Tuesday celebrated the flight’s 25th anniversary. Dr. Jameson lifted off aboard the space shuttle Endeavor as a mission specialist from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on September 12, 1992.  Endeavor orbited the Earth 127 times before landing and putting Jemison’s name […]

September 14, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Kahlid Sheik Mohammed

9/11 mastermind graduated from an HBCU

By Frederick H. Lowe Monday was the 16th anniversary of 9/11,  when more than 3,000 people were killed after two commercial jets deliberately slammed into the twin towers of New York City’s World Trade Center. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon. Another commercial aircraft destined for the White House crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, before reaching its intended destination. Khalid […]

September 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·

National memorial to lynching victims to announce opening

By Frederick H. Lowe Sometime next month, the Equal Justice Initiative, which is based in Montgomery, Alabama will announce the opening date for a national memorial to victims of lynching and a museum focused on the legacy of slavery. The memorial will be located on six acres of land in Montgomery. The Equal Justice Initiative has documented 4,000 racial terror […]

September 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Police arrest black NFL player because he was “acting suspicious”

Police arrest black NFL player because he was “acting suspicious”

By Frederick H. Lowe A Las Vegas police officer pointed a gun at Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett’s head and threatened to kill him if he moved after arresting him for no reason on Saturday, August 26.  Bennett posted his experience on twitter. Bennett was walking to his hotel after attending the Mayweather-McGregor fight when he and other members […]

September 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black immigrant organization is angry about Trump rescinding DACA

Black immigrant organization is angry about Trump rescinding DACA

By Frederick H. Lowe The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, the nation’s largest black-led organization championing racial justice and immigrant rights, blasted the Trump Administration for rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that allowed 800,000 immigrant youth to live in the United States without fear of deportation. “BAJI is appalled by Trump’s decision to rescind DACA. By cancelling the […]

September 8, 2017 · 0 comments ·
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Trump administration dumps DACA The Trump administration rescinded DACA, a program launched through President Barack Obama’s executive order to provide legal status to 800,000 mostly adult illegal aliens, because it is unconstitutional, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this morning. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented in 2012 to give legal status to recipients for a renewable […]

September 4, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Police brutality now is part of the Chicago Public Schools’ curriculum

Police brutality now is part of the Chicago Public Schools’ curriculum

By Frederick H. Lowe The Chicago Public Schools will begin teaching students about police brutality as part of a $5.5 million reparations package agreed to by city officials and various civil rights groups in 2015. The classes will discuss cases handled by disgraced former Chicago Police commander Jon Burge who was accused torturing 125 black men into confessing to crimes […]

August 30, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Self-driving car

Self-driving car advocates believe seniors will drive sales

By Frederick H. Lowe SAN FRANCISCO–Joanne Marshall, who recently celebrated her 74th birthday, owns a car but she doesn’t drive it at night because she can’t see well when it’s dark. “I ran over a curb because I didn’t see it,” she explained. It was minor incident and no damage was done, but Marshall worries she might become involved in […]

August 30, 2017 · 0 comments ·