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Colorado will vote to abolish slavery as punishment for a crime
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Colorado will vote to abolish slavery as punishment for a crime

Colorado residents will vote November 6th to abolish slavery as punishment for a crime   by Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery throughout the United States in 1865 except as punishment for a crime. Fourteen state constitutions still allow slavery as punishment for a crime as part of a compromise to pass the […]

Juneteenth was celebrated Tuesday
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Juneteenth was celebrated Tuesday

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement concerning the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved blacks throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. By 1860, Texas had 182, 566 slaves or over 30 percent of the state’s total population.  […]

African Union to hold summit in ‘Slavery Hub’
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African Union to hold summit in ‘Slavery Hub’

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – “Corruption” is the theme of this year’s African Union Summit to be held next month in the capital of Mauritania – a country better known for being the last country in the world to ban slavery. According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, Mauritania has one of the highest rates of slavery in the world, with an estimated […]

Kanye West says he’s mentally ill
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Kanye West says he’s mentally ill

  A break from the overwhelming silence on an issue that many blacks consider taboo By Frederick H. Lowe Rapper Kanye West is known for saying things some blacks consider pretty crazy, like supporting President Trump, a racist villain to many African Amerians, and saying slavery by African Americans was a choice. West also said on national TV during Hurricane […]

Museum that memorializes black lynching victims opens in Montgomery, Alabama
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Museum that memorializes black lynching victims opens in Montgomery, Alabama

By Frederick H. Lowe The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum has opened to teach  American history never published in textbooks. The museum is a memorial to the 4,400 African Americans murdered in terrorist lynchings, which included beatings, drownings and being burned at the stake by whites between 1877 and 1950 in 12 Southern States including […]

Jefferson Davis statue
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Jefferson Davis Loses the War Again

His Statue Is Removed in New Orleans By Frederick H. Lowe NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans today removed a statue honoring Jefferson Davis, president of Confederacy, and there are more plans to remove the remaining two statues that celebrate the Confederacy and white supremacy. The removal of the Jefferson Davis statue on Jefferson Davis Parkway was completed during the […]

John S. Rock
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The answer to last week’s black history question

  No one could tell me the name of the first African American lawyer to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, but he was John S. Rock, a member of the Massachusetts Bar. In 1865 with the help Massachusetts Senator Charles Summer, Rock became the first African American to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Macon Bolling Allen […]

BOOKS
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BOOKS

  John Head Author John Head hit the nail on the head with his 2004 book, Black Men and Depression: Saving Our Lives, Healing Our Families and Friends. Head, a 1999-2000 Fellow in the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Program in Atlanta, writes about mental illness and depression, subjects that at the time were little discussed among African-American men. The […]