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Lone black Republican member of Congress decides not to seek re-election

Will Ballard Hurd, the only African American Republican serving in Congress, said Thursday that he would not seek re-election when his current term expires in 17 months. He was only one of four Republicans in the House who disagreed with President Trump when he told four congresswomen they should go back to where they from, although they were all U.S.[Read More…]

Foundations buy Johnson Publishing Company’s extensive photo archive

  The museum of African American History in Washington will display many of the photos by Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A consortium of foundations has purchased the photo archives of Ebony and Jet magazines for $30 million at auction during a bankruptcy filing. The sale was announced July 25th The consortium includes, J. Paul Getty Trust, the John D. and[Read More…]

Black Homicide Victims’ Families Less Likely to Receive Victim Compensation

  By The Sentencing Project Oklahoma’s Victims Compensation Program denies aid to the families of black homicide victims more often than to other racial groups, according to a recent analysis by The Frontier. The compensation program was created to assist families with funds for funeral expenses, counseling, and loss of support. The analysis found 38% of applications involving black homicide[Read More…]

Attorney: pipe bomber was inspired by Trump’s racist rhetoric

Trump’s verbal attacks also put Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in danager Cesar Sayoc, Jr., who the FBI arrested in 2018 for mailing pipe bombs to former President Barack Obama and other black elected officials, was inspired to do harm by President Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric against his political opponents, his court-appointed attorneys argued.. The FBI intercepted the pipe bombs before they[Read More…]

New whiskey brand honors Nathan “Nearest” Green, the black man who made Jack Daniel’s a world renown name

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.today Have a glass of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey and don’t forget to toast Nathan “Nearest” Green, a black man, whose name is on the bottle, and who is considered the Godfather of the “Tennessee Whiskey Making Process.” Green is believed to have perfected the Lincoln County Process, which is a special sugar maple charcoal filtering[Read More…]

Thirteen Philadelphia cops face dismissal over racist Facebook posts

  By Stender Von Oehsen, Julian Gonzalez and Radhika Upadhye | Of Injustice Watch   The Philadelphia police commissioner announced on Thursday the department’s intention to fire 13 officers who published offensive posts on Facebook, and to suspend several additional officers. The announcement follows the June 1 Injustice Watch report, copublished with Buzzfeed News, of the release of a compilation[Read More…]

Cop who brutally killed Eric Garner will not face charges

    By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A New York City police officer who used an illegal chokehold to kill Eric Garner as a black woman police sergeant supervisor watched and did nothing to stop the brutal assault, will not face federal charges in Garner’s violent death, the Justice Department announced today. U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who was appointed[Read More…]

National Women’s Hall of Fame will induct Angela Davis

Angela Davis is scheduled to be inducted into The National  Women’s Hall of Fame on its 100th anniversary in September in New York City. The honor for Davis comes after the Birmingham, Alabama-based Civil Rights Institute rescinded an invitation to her for it’s annual February gala after a Jewish group objected to her support of Palestinians.  Davis was scheduled to[Read More…]

Tennessee Governor honors Nathan Bedford Forrest, a founder of the Klu Klux Klan

Forrest ordered the massacre of black Union troops during the Civil War By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Tennessee Governor Bill Lee proclaimed Saturday, July 13, a day of honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest the Confederate General who ordered the massacre of black Union troops who tried to surrender during Civil War battle at Fort Pillow. Confederate soldiers under Forrest’s command killed[Read More…]

YouTube executive calls police on a black man waiting outside an apartment building to help a handicapped friend

A YouTube executive called police on a black software engineer waiting outside a San Francisco apartment building to help a disabled friend. Christopher Cukor called the police on Wesley Michael telling them that Michael was trespassing. This went on as Cukor’s son pleaded with him to leave because he believed Michael was telling the truth. In the background, you can[Read More…]

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