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Magic goes poof

Magic Johnson unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers after a disappointing season even though LeBron James was on the team’s roster. Johnson announced he was quitting the Lakers during a news conference. He did not even tell his boss Jeanie Buss, the team’s owner, that he was leaving. Johnson indicated that he[Read More…]

Housing discrimination underpins the staggering wealth gap between blacks and whites

  By The Economic Policy Institute Wealth is a crucially important measure of economic health—it allows families to transfer income earned in the past to meet spending demands in the future, such as by building up savings to finance a child’s college education. That’s why it’s so alarming to see that, today still, the median white American family has twelve[Read More…]

Black men’s jobless rate drops in March

The nation’s businesses added 196,000 non-farm jobs in March, cutting the unemployment rate for black men 20 and older to 6.9 percent from 7.2 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported  Friday. The jobless rate for black men in March, however, was higher compared to the same month a year earlier when it was 6.4 percent, BLS[Read More…]

Congressman Bennie Thompson says Kirstjen Nielsen was a disaster as Secretary of Homeland Security

Nielsen resigned Sunday By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned Sunday as Secretary of Homeland Security, performed wholly inadequately during her tenure, but President Trump also must take some of the blame for making the situation at the southern border worse, said U.S. Representative Bennie G. Thompson, chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, which has oversight of[Read More…]

Lori Lightfoot is on the Goodfoot with Chicago voters

    Lightfoot wins all 50 Chicago wards. Black women now control Chicago’s four top-elected offices   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Chicago voters on Tuesday elected Lori Lightfoot the city’s first black woman mayor by a surprisingly wide margin over rival Toni Preckwinkle in an election with a very low voter turnout. Lightfoot, who has never held an[Read More…]

Restaurant employee allegedly stabs black businessman who asked permission to use the bathroom

A Bahamian businessman has cautioned his country’s residents to be on their guard while visiting the U.S. after he was stabbed by an Arab restaurant employee while attempting to use the bathroom. Fawaz Zarif Hassan, who is Muslim,  slashed Harold Williams, a manager of Bahamasair,  on his left cheek on Saturday as he walked to the rear of Pines Market[Read More…]

Fire damages home of the widow of a NASA astronaut

A fire damaged the Texas home owned by Cheryl McNair, widow of NASA astronaut Ronald McNair, but firefighters were able to save McNair’s space-flight memorabilia. Cheryl McNair was sleeping in her home, which is located in El Lago, near Houston, when the fire alarm woke her on Wednesday. Firefighters were also able to save her cat, Rocka, but the two-story[Read More…]

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