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National Save Our Sons Night Is Scheduled for February

BlackmansStreet.Today Kenneth Braswell is organizing the first National Save Our Sons Night. Fathers Incorporated has announced a number of events leading up to the first annual “National Save Our Sons Night.” National Save Our Sons Night will be held across the country Feb. 6, 2015, but there will be national and local events throughout January preceding the finale. Some 34[Read More…]

Man Who Served 31 Years in Prison Becomes 325th Person Exonerated by DNA Evidence

BlackmansStreet.Today Rickey Dale Wyatt, who served nearly 31 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, has become the 325th person exonerated based on DNA evidence, the Innocence Project reported on Monday. A Dallas County Judge sentenced Wyatt to 99 years for a rape that occurred Nov. 1, 1980. Wyatt maintained his innocence and refused a plea bargain.[Read More…]

Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke

Former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke Coordinated the Arrest of the Boston Strangler

Brooke died Saturday By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, the first popularly elected African American to serve in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. Sen. Brooke, a Republican, who served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1967 to 1979, was 95 years old. Before Brooke was elected to[Read More…]

Don Rojas

Reparations Conference Scheduled for New York

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Growing outrage surrounding homicides of unarmed African-American men by police and the refusal by grand juries to indict the officers has sparked new interest about the reparations movement in the United States, according to Don Rojas, spokesman for the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, which is hosting a reparations conference April 9-12 in[Read More…]

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Historic Park Established

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Congress has voted to establish a national historic park for Harriet Tubman, a conductor on the Underground Railroad. The U.S. Senate voted in December to establish a Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in her former home in Cayuga County, N.Y. and Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she grew up. Congress also passed similar legislation. The[Read More…]

Turn the Green Movement Brown – A Call to Action from Green 2.0

By Khalil Abdullah, (New America Media) WASHINGTON, DC – Robert Raben, founder of an influential public relations and government affairs firm, The Raben Group, recalled the moment about a year ago that kicked his personal commitment to expand diversity within the environmental movement into high gear. Speaking to a standing-room-only briefing at the National Press Club recently, he told how[Read More…]

Black Men Run Lauches the First Mobile Running / Fitness App Conveived, Designed and Developed by African Americans

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) The release of the Black Men Run running app for the iPhone in the Apple AppStore is a groundbreaking moment for not only fitness, but also technology. With its innovative and cutting edge design the Black Men Run app offers exclusive features that cater to all runners and provides a welcome alternative to existing running/fitness applications. Along[Read More…]

NNPA President, Benjamin Chavis

As NNPA Prepares for 75th Anniversary: President Envisions Black Press as ‘Main Stream’

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the “new mainstream” rather than an alternative press as it is often called. “The Black Press, I believe has an opportunity where it can make even more traction than it has in the past,” Chavis[Read More…]

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