Gillum and Abrams agree their opponents defeated them, but Abrams refuses to concede

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams agreed their opponents defeated them in their respective political races, but Gillum conceded his race on Saturday to Rick DeSantis, but Abrams didn’t concede her race to Brian Kemp. After two weeks of suspenseful vote counting in Florida, where Democrat Gillum ran against Republican DeSantis for governor, Gillum won[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

Government-sponsored race discrimination has suppressed black homeownership and generational wealth

African-American Real Estate Professionals to Escalate Push for New Policies By Hazel Trice Edney TriceEdneyWire.com – WASHINGTON–Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, evidence reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across the U.S. – yet, with little legislative remedy or recourse. This is the reason that[Read More…]

Black church sends message to Trump White House in two-day ‘Call to Conscience’

By Hazel Trice Edney and Hamil Harris TriceEdneyWire.com WASHINGTON– – As America prepares to return to the polls for mid-term elections amidst racial tensions, continued economic inequities and a President that appears to embrace racism and shun truth, thousands of Black church leaders and parishioners answered a “Call to Conscience/Day of Action” last week, intended to send a message to the[Read More…]

Congressional Black Caucus wants marijuana decriminalized

Police arrest blacks at much higher rates than whites for marijuana possession But some blacks are uncomfortable with legalization By Frederick H. Lowe The Congressional Black Caucus announced on Friday its support of decriminalization of marijuana, the centerpiece of the nation’s war on drugs that landed thousands of black men and women in prison until states began legalizing it for[Read More…]

When North Korea and the U.S. meet, will Dennis Rodman be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?

  By Frederick H. Lowe There’s a lot of talk that President Donald Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with North Korea and thus lowering world tensions. But others argue that Dennis Rodman deserves that honor, or if Trump receives the coveted award he should share it with Rodman. Rodman, a former NBA star, has been[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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