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Opinion:Brutal murders of black men clearly show forgiveness is not divine

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Texas has executed John Allen King for the brutal murder of James Byrd Jr., but I feel like strangling members of Byrd’s family for saying they forgive King when he has never voiced an ounce of regret or sorrow for his heinous acts. King rather believed that a white-sheet-wearing audience should have applauded him and[Read More…]

Judge orders long prison sentence for son of Ahmed Sekon Toure, Guinea’s first president, for forced labor of a woman

    By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Mohamed Toure, son of Ahmed Sekou Toure, Republic of Guinea’s first president, has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay more than $288,000 in restitution after a jury convicted him of forced labor involving a young woman. U.S. District Court Judge Reid O’Connor also sentenced Denise Cros-Toure, Mohammed Toure’s[Read More…]

Opinion: Instead of just calling the police, we also should call a mental health professional

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today There have been a lot of newspaper and television stories about Emmanuel Aranda throwing a five-year-old boy over a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Media outlets reported the story as if it’s only straight news that will attract a large reading and viewing audience. It is, and it isn’t. Posting a[Read More…]

Rutgers University honors Alumnus Paul Robeson

            By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Rutgers University has dedicated a pedestrian plaza to honor Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson, the school’s most- acclaimed alumnus on the 100th anniversary of his university graduation in 1919. He was class valedictorian, and he later was called a “Renaissance Man for the Ages.” The open-air plaza, which features eight[Read More…]

Black men rule

  Tiger wins the Masters, and Hamilton wins the Chinese Grand Prix on the same day   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters on Sunday and a few hours earlier because of the difference in time zones, Lewis Hamilton, the world’s top Formula 1 Driver, won the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. As the gallery[Read More…]

Global Warming Is Pushing Arctic Toward ‘Unprecedented State,’ Research Shows

Rising temperatures are triggering cascading effects across the polar region, from diminishing ice to changes in when plants flower and where wildlife is found. By Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News Apr 8, 2019 Sheenjek River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Alexis Bonogofsky for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Global warming is transforming the Arctic, and the changes have rippled so widely[Read More…]

New film highlights history of U.S. residential segregation

“Segregated by Design,” a short film based on The Color of Law by EPI distinguished fellow Richard Rothstein, examines the forgotten history of how federal, state, and local governments used law and policy to segregate every major metropolitan area in the U.S. The film illustrates how racially explicit, unconstitutional policies created patterns of residential segregation that persist today, driving Rothstein’s[Read More…]

151 were exonerated for wrongful convictions in 2018

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Thirty-one African-American men who had their lives upended and almost destroyed after being sentenced to prison, based on false testimony by a black Chicago police sergeant and his crew of police officers, had their convictions vacated last year. The defendants were exonerated last year after testimony by the cops turned out to be[Read More…]

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