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Dak Prescott, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, led his team to the next round of the playoffs.
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Black quarterbacks, except one, fail to lead their NFL teams into the next round of playoffs

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The performances of three black quarterbacks won’t make their teams’ highlight reels,  but they are sure to be featured in their opponents’ footage, following the National Football League’s Wildcard games last weekend. The Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens and the Seattle Seahawks were all led by black quarterbacks, but they failed to win their games […]

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Alabama civil rights group rescinds upcoming award to Angela Davis because of pressure from a Jewish group

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The Birmingham, Alabama, Civil Rights Institute has rescinded its invitation to honor Angela Davis and cancelled its annual February gala at which Davis was scheduled to receive the prestigious Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award after a Jewish group objected because of her support of Palestinians. “In September 2018, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Board of […]

Company payrolls grew in December, but black unemployment rose
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Company payrolls grew in December, but black unemployment rose

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today December’s  jobs’ numbers shocked Wall Street, but what was even more shocking was the rise in unemployment among African Americans. The nation’s nonfarm businesses added 312,000 jobs last month with employment growing in food services, health care, bars, construction, manufacturing and retail trade. The nation’s overall unemployment rose 0.2 percent to 3.9 percent, reported the […]

Eunice Carter
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Book review: “Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster”

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today When I was growing up, I always made time to watch “The Untouchables,” a television program narrated by Walter Winchell about G-man Elliott Ness bringing down Chicago mob kingpin “Big Al” Capone. I was disappointed later to learn that Ness had nothing to do with sending Capone to the “Rock” or Alcatraz. Capone was sentenced […]

Ferrari, formerly owned by Miles Davis, is sold
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Ferrari, formerly owned by Miles Davis, is sold

  A  1980 Ferrari 308GTSi, formerly owned by Miles Davis, was sold at a recent auction for $90, 450. 00 to an unnamed bidder on ebay through the Beverly Hills Car Club. The bidding for the Ferrari closed on September 28 at 3:59 p.m. Seventy-nine individuals submitted bids for the car, which is painted “Fly Yellow” and boasts a brown […]

Black men who serve long sentences in prison lose out on Social Security Retirement Benefits.
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Congress passes legislation to help inmates in federal prisons but not in state prisons where most blacks are housed

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Congress has passed legislation reducing sentences for some inmates serving time in federal prisons, but the law won’t affect state prisons and jails where the majority of black men are serving time. The legislation called “First Step Act,” Senate bill 2795, passed by a vote of 87 to 12. The House of Representatives passed the […]

Affordable Care Act, which has reduced uninsured rates for blacks, has been ruled unconstitutional
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Affordable Care Act, which has reduced uninsured rates for blacks, has been ruled unconstitutional

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which has dramatically improved the health insurance coverage rates for African Americans since its enactment, has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in Texas, setting off a major battle. Supporters of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, which was enacted by the 111th Congress and […]

Cash is still king for most black consumers
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Cash is still king for most black consumers

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Cash is king. Well, er, let me modify that statement. It is still king with African-Americans, but other racial and ethnic groups are pulling out their debit and credit cards to pay for purchases, according to a Pew Research Center study. “Roughly three-in-ten adults, or 29%, claim they don’t make any purchases with cash during […]

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National Park Foundation buys Dr. King’s boyhood home

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The National Park Foundation, the philanthropic partner of the National Park Service, has purchased Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s boyhood home in Atlanta from the King Center, which has owned the building since 1973. The National Park Foundation closed the transaction on November 27th,  transferring the home’s ownership to the National Park Service, organization officials […]