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The Empire (actor) falls
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The Empire (actor) falls

  Police arrest Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging his own attack By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Actor Jussie Smollett (pictured left), who is black and gay, staged a hate crime, claimed he was mugged by two Trump supporters who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, threw bleach in his face, punched him, and tied a hangman’s noose around his neck. He […]

Tamla Horsford and her husband Leander
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What happened to Tamla Horsford?

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today An African-American  wife and mother who attended what was billed as a football moms’-only sleepover party was found dead in the backyard of the home where the party was held in Forsyth County, Georgia, an  area with a notoriously racist history detailed in the 2016 book “Blood at the Root.” Tamla Horsford, 40, of Cumming, […]

Gary Martin
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Gunman kills five at an Illinois plant where he worked

  Blacks committed 17 of 107 mass shootings between 1982 and November 2018; whites committed 60 of 107 mass shootings during the same period By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Gary Martin, who went on a rampage Friday, killing five of his former co-workers, had been depressed about losing his job of 15 years at a factory in Aurora, Illinois, his […]

Amazon says “We Don’t Love New York”
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Amazon says “We Don’t Love New York”

  Amazon won’t build its second headquarters in New York’s concrete jungle. Amazon announced Thursday that it won’t build a second headquarters in  Long Island City in the borough of Queens, New York, because of opposition from elected officials. Company officials will reopen the search process, but it will proceed with plans to build facilities in Nashville and in North […]

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax
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Justin Fairfax deserves a fair hearing

When African-American men are accused of rape, a sordid history is evoked By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Justin Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia, has asked the FBI to investigate allegations by two women that he sexually assaulted them. The alleged assaults, which occurred years earlier, were never reported to police or to physicians but were reported to the women’s […]

U.S. Senator Cory Booker. He also has a diverse staff
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As expected, Cory Booker throws his hat into the ring

U.S. Senator Cory Booker announced today that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the president, joining an already crowded field of others seeking the party’s 2020 nomination. Booker of New Jersey had been expected to seek the nomination and this morning he pulled the trigger. “I’ m running for president. Join me on this journey,” Booker wrote on twitter. […]

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee resigns as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee resigns as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

  She has been blocked from committee assignments U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) has resigned as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation after a former intern sued her and the CBCF in federal court. The intern accused the coordinator of the internship program of sexually assaulting her. The CBCF and Jackson Lee conspired to retaliate against Ms. […]

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is seeking the Democratic nomination for president
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Kamala Harris announces she is seeking the Democratic nomination for president

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris announced today on “Good Morning America” she is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, adding to the growing list of women who want to call the White House home. “I’m running for president of the United States, and I’m very excited about it,” said Harris, who is 54. […]

Muhammad Ali
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Louisville airport renamed in honor of Muhammad Ali

  City officials expect the name change will attract tourists to the city   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Louisville, Kentucky’s International Airport has been renamed the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport in honor of Muhammad Ali, a Louisville native, three-time heavyweight boxing champ and a world-renown figure who  caused people to stop in their tracks, reach out to touch […]