Lawsuit: Comcast, Time Warner Don’t Have Enough Cable for Black-Owned Media Companies

By Frederick H. Lowe Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc., which are seeking the Federal Communications Commission’s permission to merge, generally have refused to do business with media companies that are 100 percent black-owned, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. Instead, Comcast and Time Warner have signed[Read More…]

Mark Jordan Muscles His Way to a New World Record in Pull-Ups

Mark Jordan, a 54-year-old man who is a representative for health and wellness company, pulled himself up by his muscles to a new world record in pull-ups, completing 4,321 repetitions in 24 hours. Jordan, of Corpus Christi, Texas, set a Guinness World Record for pull-ups, a body-weight exercise, besting the old record by 111 pull-ups. He began the race for[Read More…]

George Alexander McGuire, First Bishop of the African Orthodox Church

George Alexander McGuire, the first Bishop, Metropolitan Archbishop of the African Orthodox Church, was born in March 28, 1866, in Sweets, Antigua. McGuire, who was also a physician and surgeon at the Boston College of Physicians and Surgeons, was an Episcopal priest, who became involved  in a movement to establish a Black Anglican denomination. He was consecrated a Bishop on[Read More…]

Funeral Services for Another Unarmed Black Teenager Killed by Police

More than 1,000 attended his funeral By Frederick H. Lowe Funeral services were held Saturday in Madison, Wis., for an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death March 6 by one of the city’s police officers who claimed the death occurred during a confrontation. Tony Terrell Robinson Jr., 19, was shot in the head, torso and right upper arm[Read More…]

Prominent Lawyer Defending the Poor Assassinated in Mozambique

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network( — As billions pour into Mozambique from foreign investors scooping up fields of coal and natural gas, the signs of new-found wealth are impossible to miss. Expensive European-style bars and restaurants line the streets of central Maputo, the nation’s capital. The latest Toyota Prados, Range Rovers and Jaguars[Read More…]

As America’s Attention Wanes, Democracy Growing in Africa

  By Khalil Abdullah News Analysis Lately, the United States has moved aggressively to bolster pro-western forces in the Ukraine and promote democracy in the Middle East and Asia. But once again, the U.S. and other western powers are largely ignoring Africa, even as democratic movements are quietly spreading throughout the continent after a generation of leaders who often hoarded[Read More…]

When Chicago Closed a Mental Health Clinic that Helped Black Men, a Newspaper Founded by a Patient also Folded

This story is the first of a series of articles concerning mental health and black men   By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO —- When the City of Chicago closed the Woodlawn Adult Health Center in 2012, the Woodlawn Connection, a monthly newspaper founded by a client, folded after publishing 93 issues. “I wanted to publish 100 issues,” David Nero-Mailey, a[Read More…]

Black Unemployment Rate was 10.4% in February

African- Americans’ jobless rate is higher than every other group The overall unemployment rate dropped in February as the nation’s businesses added 295,000 new jobs, but African-Americans did not benefit as much as other ethnic and racial groups. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for African Americans was 10.3% in January compared to[Read More…]

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