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Medgar Evers’ home designated a national landmark

  Trump signs National Resources Management Act, leading to creation of the landmark By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Medgar Evers was carrying NAACP  printed t-shirts that demanded “Jim Crow must go in Mississippi.”  As he walked from his car parked in the driveway to his home’s front door late at night in Jackson, Mississippi, an assassin’s bullet struck him in[Read More…]

Cubs patriarch blasts former President Obama

If you thought President Donald Trump spun stories out of thin air about Barack Obama, you should read what Joe Ricketts, the patriarch of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs, wrote in a typo-filled email that embraces every conspiracy theory about the nation’s first black president that easily reminds readers of the film “The Manchurian Candidate.” Ricketts emailed a[Read More…]

Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Morris Dees

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   The Southern Poverty Law Center announced today that Morris Dees, the organization’s co-founder, has been fired, but officials of the Montgomery, Alabama-based organization did not explain why. “As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values[Read More…]

Fired Florida cop convicted of murdering stranded black motorist

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A fired West Palm Beach, Florida police officer faces 25 years to life in prison after an all-white jury convicted him of murdering a stranded African-American motorist whose SUV had broken down on the exit ramp of the I-95 Expressway. The jury found Nouman Raja, 41, guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder Thursday in the[Read More…]

R. Kelly was molested by a woman when he was a boy

  He suffers from severe dyslexia which means he has difficulty reading and writing but he can see musical notes in his head By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Before singer and prolific songwriter R. Kelly exploded in anger on national television, sending CBS’s ratings soaring and padding interviewer Gayle King’s bank account, there is a backstory of early disturbing influences[Read More…]

The Congressional Black Caucus supports Minnesota Congresswoman llhan Omar

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   The Congressional Black Caucus announced its support of  Ilhan Omar, one of two Muslim women elected to Congress, whom Republicans want removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee because of statements she made that they consider anti-Semitic. The Congressional Black Caucus statement criticizes Republican demands for Omar’s removal. They argue that those same Republicans remain[Read More…]

Cops in separate cities won’t be charged for shooting to death an unarmed black man in the back and murdering another man whose hands were up to surrender

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said yesterday that he will not charge two Sacramento, California, police officers who shot to death an unarmed black man in the backyard of his grandmother’s home. An independent investigation into the shooting death of Stephon Clark found that no criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting can be sustained, Becerra said in[Read More…]

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