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President Barack Obama

President Obama Says, ‘Post Racial’ America Was ‘Never Realistic’

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) — In a tearful televised address before a passionate and exuberant crowd of 18,000 in Chicago, President Barack Obama gave his departing speech Tuesday night, imploring African Americans and others of diverse races and backgrounds to empathize with each other for a “more perfect union.” Amidst the pain of racism and discrimination for Blacks and […]

January 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah

Former Philadelphia Congressman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

By Frederick H. Lowe A U. S. District Court judge Monday sentenced former Congressman Chaka Fattah, Sr., to 10 years in prison for his conviction last June on racketeering charges. Judge Harvey Bartle of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia ordered the 60-year-old Fattah to report to prison in January. Fattah represented Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District since 1994 until […]

December 12, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Congressman Cedric Richmond to Lead the Congressional Black Caucus

Congressman Cedric Richmond to Lead the Congressional Black Caucus

By Frederick H. Lowe Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond has been elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 115th Congress, which begins Jan. 3, 2017. “I commend Representative Richmond on becoming the new chairman,” said G. K. Butterfield, the outgoing chairman. “We have much work ahead of us during the 115th Congress, and I am confident Representative Richmond will […]

December 4, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Most blacks are voting against Donald Trump and not for her

Survey: More Blacks Are Voting Against Trump Than Are Voting for Clinton

By Frederick H. Lowe Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive a lot of  black votes in Tuesday’s national election, but a number of black voters are expected to hold their noses when they cast their ballots for the former U.S. Secretary of State who has called some African Americans “superpredators.”  Former President Bill Clinton’s tough on crime bill also sent thousands […]

November 3, 2016 · 0 comments ·
President Barack Obama

Obama Presidential Library set for Chicago’s South Side

By Frederick H. Lowe President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side as the site for President Obama’s presidential library, according to numerous unconfirmed press reports. An official announcement is expected today. The Barack Obama Foundation decided to build the library in Jackson Park, near the University of Chicago, where President Obama […]

July 28, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Clinton selects Kaine as VP running mate

Clinton selects Kaine as VP running mate

He belongs to a mostly black church, but he supports job-killing trade deals By Frederick H. Lowe U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D. Va.), who has been selected by Hillary Clinton as her vice presidential running mate, is a member of a predominately black Catholic church in Richmond, Va., but he also supported fast-tracking the Trans Pacific Partnership, an international trade […]

July 26, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Donald Trump, the GOP's candidate for the President

Trump says he is the “Law & Order” candidate

Trade deals and immigration have done in black workers, he says. Others agree.   By Frederick H. Lowe Donald Trump, who took out full-page newspaper ads calling for the death penalty of New York’s Central Park Five, following  a 1989 rape conviction of which they were later acquitted, on Thursday night accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for President, declaring several […]

July 24, 2016 · 0 comments ·
A federal jury in Philadelphia  today convicted U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. He faces 20 years in prison.

Fattah resigns from Congress

Follow-up U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, Sr. (D., Pa.) on Thursday resigned from Congress, two days after a federal jury convicted him on all counts for his involvement in a RICO (The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) conspiracy in a public corruption case. The 59-year-old Fattah, who was elected to office in 1994, representing Pennsylvania’s second Congressional District, resigned from […]

June 23, 2016 · 0 comments ·
A federal jury in Philadelphia  today convicted U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. He faces 20 years in prison.

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah convicted

By Frederick H. Lowe and Burney Simpson Like son, like father. A federal jury on Tuesday convicted longtime U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.)  of bribery, mail fraud and 27 other charges that could lead him to join his son, Chaka Fattah, Jr., in prison where he is currently serving a five year sentence for fraud and tax charges. The […]

June 21, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Black voters

First presidential election under a weakened Voting Rights Act

Some are extremely concerned about black voter turnout because of restrictive voter ID laws By Frederick H. Lowe GARY, IND. — Some blacks are wringing their hands over November’s upcoming presidential election because it will be the first one in 50 years when a key provision of The Voting Rights Act will not be in effect due to a U.S. […]

June 13, 2016 · 0 comments ·