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Black LGBTQ Community Celebrates

  LGBTQ Celebration is tempered by deadly shootings in Charleston   By Frederick H. Lowe The National Black Justice Coalition, a Washington, D.C.-based civil rights organization dedicated to empowering black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, celebrated Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriages in all 50 states, but the organization’s joy was tempered by the shooting deaths of[Read More…]

Senate Hands Obama a Victory on Trans-Pacific Partnership

  But it’s more bad news for black workers By Frederick H. Lowe The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to give President Barack Obama fast-track approval to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership after 13 Democrats joined with Republicans to Ok the deal. The Senate voted 60 to 38 to give President Obama authority to complete Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement between[Read More…]

Owner of Carolina Panthers Donates $100,000 to Pay Funeral Expenses for Church Murder Victims

  Terrorist Massacre in Charleston Jerry Richardson, founder and owner of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, has donated $100,000 for funeral expenses to the families whose loved ones were murdered by a white gunman Wednesday evening while attending Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. Bakari Sellers a Charleston attorney and politician,[Read More…]

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Released to Home Confinement

  Politics By Frederick H. Lowe Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., son of civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, was released Monday from a Baltimore halfway house to his Washington, D.C., home to complete the remainder of his prison sentence, a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson tells NorthStar News Today. “Former Congressman Jackson is now under home confinement to complete[Read More…]

University of Virginia Honor Student Talks Arrest, Future

 Police Brutality By Joey Matthews Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Martese Johnson still has two scars on his forehead and one under his left eye. The rising fourth-year University of Virginia honors student also bears deep emotional wounds, for which he has undergone counseling. The scars are reminders to Johnson of[Read More…]

White Gunman Murders 9 Worshippers in a Black Church—This story has been updated

  Alleged killer gunman captured By Frederick H. Lowe A white gunman  who walked into an African-American church in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday night and shot and killed nine worshippers, attending Bible study, has been captured without incident even though police warned he was armed and very dangerous. Charles Frances, spokesperson for the Charleston police department, said the alleged murderer Dylann[Read More…]

Grave of Obama’s Father to Get Facelift Before Presidential Visit

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) –– Preparing for a visit next month by President Barack Obama, officials of Siaya County in Kenya will spend 1 million shillings or just over $10,000 on the restoration, maintenance and care of the president’s father’s grave. Governor Cornel Rasanga gave the Department of Tourism the go-ahead[Read More…]

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky said she will oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership in a Letter to NorthStar News Today.com

  Dear Mr. [Frederick] Lowe: Thank you for writing to share the recent article at northstarnewstoday.com.  I appreciate hearing from you. I’m grateful that you took the time to share the article you wrote with me. As a member of the House Trade Working Group, I have followed the ongoing TPP negotiations very closely, and I find many of your criticisms of the proposed[Read More…]

Judge Upholds Firing of a Chicago Cop Who Posed with a Black Man Wearing Antlers

  Cook County, Ill., Judge Thomas R. Allen on Wednesday upheld the firing of Timothy McDermott, a former Chicago police officer, who posed in a photograph with an unnamed black man wearing antlers as if he were a hunting trophy. The Chicago Police Board narrowly voted 5-4 to fire McDermott in 2013, but McDermott appealed the decision. During a 30-minute[Read More…]

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