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Black soldiers played key roles in World War 1
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Black soldiers played key roles in World War 1

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today World leaders will meet Sunday in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a conflict during which thousands of American black men fought because they strongly believed it would lead to racial equality in United States, a radical idea first advanced by W.E.B. DuBois, an intellectual, activist, and editor […]

Lucia "Lucy" McBath
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Mother of a murder victim, who campaigned as a gun control advocate, is elected to Congress

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Lucia “Lucy” McBath, who became a gun control advocate after her 17- year-old son Jordan Davis was shot to death by a white gunman, was elected to Congress Thursday from Georgia’s sixth Congressional District, defeating Republican incumbent Karen Handel. “After reviewing the results, it’s clear we came up a little short today,” Handel told supporters. […]

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Democrats take the House, but lose closely followed Governor’s races in Florida and Georgia

Republicans keep the Senate By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Democrats took over the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections, which will boost the power and influence of representatives Maxine Waters, John Lewis, and Elijah Cummings. Waters, a California Democrat,  will become chair of the Financial Services Committee, and Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, is expected to become chair […]

The FBI has intercepted pipe bombs targeting black-elected officials
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The FBI has intercepted pipe bombs targeting black-elected officials

The FBI today arrested a 56-year-old Florida man for sending the devices A fingerprint found on a package mailed to U.S. Representative Maxine Waters provided the lead that led to the suspect’s arrest By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Pipe bombs, including five targeting former President Barack Obama and other black officials, have been intercepted so far this week by the […]

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Richard Parsons steps down because of illness Richard Parsons, interim chairman of CBS Corp., announced on Sunday that he is resigning from the board of directors for health reasons. Parsons replaced Leslie Moonves, the company’s chairman and CEO, who resigned on September 9th,  following numerous allegations of sexual assault. “As some of you know, when I agreed to join the […]

President Trump awards Medal of Honor to a hero of the Tet Offensive
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President Trump awards Medal of Honor to a hero of the Tet Offensive

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today President Donald Trump on Wednesday awarded the Congressional Medal of  Honor to retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant John L. Canley for his leadership and bravery in the Battle of Hue City, Vietnam, from January 31, 1968 to February  24, 1968, after lifting the five-year time limit. “Fifty years ago, an American  Marines fought with unmatched […]

Blacks in prison usually can't vote.
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More than 2 million blacks couldn’t vote in 2016 because of felony convictions

More than 2 million African Americans were disenfranchised from voting in 2016 because of felony convictions, according to a report compiled in advance of the upcoming midterm elections by the Sentencing Project , a Washington, D.C. -based organization that is a leader in changing the way Americans think about crime and punishment. The report, titled “Expanding the Vote: Two Decades […]