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White women who call police on blacks for no reason should pay a fine or spend the night in jail
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White women who call police on blacks for no reason should pay a fine or spend the night in jail

I flew into a rage after reading about Brennan Walker, a 14-year-old black boy, who knocked on the front door of a home, seeking directions to school when the homeowner fired two shots from a shotgun at the teenager who ran fearing  for his life. The homeowner, Jeffrey Ziegler, 53, of Rochester Hills, Michigan, was awakened by his wife, Dana, […]

White man pleads guilty to shooting three black men attempting to evacuate after Hurricane Katrina
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White man pleads guilty to shooting three black men attempting to evacuate after Hurricane Katrina

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A white man who shot and wounded three black men, trying to reach safety after Hurricane Katrina 13 years ago pled guilty on Wednesday to a hate crime in New Orleans U.S. District Court. Roland Bourgeois, Jr., 55, was indicted in 2010 but he pled not guilty in legal proceedings that dragged on for […]

Colorado will vote to abolish slavery as punishment for a crime
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Colorado will vote to abolish slavery as punishment for a crime

Colorado residents will vote November 6th to abolish slavery as punishment for a crime   by Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery throughout the United States in 1865 except as punishment for a crime. Fourteen state constitutions still allow slavery as punishment for a crime as part of a compromise to pass the […]

Election Day Countdown: Civil Rights leaders fight for maximum voter participation
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Election Day Countdown: Civil Rights leaders fight for maximum voter participation

  by Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has filed suit against Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp over the state’s “discriminatory and unlawful ‘exact match’ voter suppression scheme.” The suit alleges that Georgia’s “‘no match, no vote’ voter registration scheme violates the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter […]

Jumping Hurdles to Get to the Ballot Box:Voter ID and Registration
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Jumping Hurdles to Get to the Ballot Box:Voter ID and Registration

By Rosemary Eng BlackmansStreet.Today The easy part of voting is voting. The hard part is getting through the minefield of obstacles on the way to the ballot box. Besides having to deal with oftentimes confusing voter registration regulations, getting the right voter ID is becoming another problem as states rework ID requirements. Too often it’s African Americans and Native Americans, […]

Breaking the Ballot: A Conversation with Carol Anderson on How Voter Suppression is Damaging Our Democracy
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Breaking the Ballot: A Conversation with Carol Anderson on How Voter Suppression is Damaging Our Democracy

By Rosemary Eng BlackmansStreet.Today Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler professor and chair of African American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, will be speaking October 25, 2018, about her new book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy, New York University School of Law, 44 Charlton Street, New York City. http://its.law.nyu.edu/eventcalendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.detail&id=68738 See Professor Carol Anderson […]

VoteRiders Helps Citizens Get the Voting Identification They Need
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VoteRiders Helps Citizens Get the Voting Identification They Need

 By Rosemary Eng BlackmansStreet.Today A non-profit, non-partisan organization called VoteRiders https://www.voteriders.org works to help people struggling with voter ID issues. VoteRiders leaves the legal and political battles around voting to “partners” such as the ACLU of Arkansas, Black Voters Matter and Florida’s UnidasUS.  Workers with partner groups can contact VoteRiders when they need to help people struggling with understanding and […]

BlackmansStreet.Today News Briefs
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BlackmansStreet.Today News Briefs

   Black Lives Matter leader will address Islamophobia  Shaun King, of Black Lives Matter, will deliver the keynote address 5 p.m. today (Saturday] for the Washington Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The presentation is being held at the Meydenbauer  Center in Bellevue, Washington, near Seattle.  King will speak on the intersection between Islamophobia and racism. For more information, […]

Man convicted of firing a shotgun at teenager seeking directions to school
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Man convicted of firing a shotgun at teenager seeking directions to school

Years earlier, a woman claimed a black man was attempting to break into her house when he was actually seeking help following a one-car accident By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A white man who fired two shots from a shotgun at a fleeing black teenage boy who knocked on the man’s front door seeking directions to school after getting lost, […]

Johns Hopkins University will name building in honor of Henrietta Lacks
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Johns Hopkins University will name building in honor of Henrietta Lacks

  Her cells led to the development of the Salk Vaccine that cured polio and supported research into leukemia and AIDS By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A new building scheduled for groundbreaking in 2020 at Johns Hopkins University’s East Baltimore campus will be named in honor of the late Henrietta Lacks, who unknowingly was the source the “HeLa” cell, an […]