Slavery

Texas mass murderer admired Dylann Roof who slaughtered blacks during Bible study

By Frederick Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Patrick Crusius, the white supremacist gunman who shot to death 20 people and wounded 26 others on Saturday in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart, admired Dylann Roof. Roof murdered nine black parishioners attending Bible study on June 17, 2015 at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Devin P. Kelley, who shot to death 26 people[Read More…]

The number of women sentenced to life in prison is rapidly growing, according to a study by the Sentencing Project

  Women represent only 3 percent prison inmates sentenced to life in prison but they represent a fast-growing segment of the lifer population, according to a study released by the Sentencing Project Nationwide one of every 15 women in prison — nearly 7,000 women — is serving a life or virtual life sentence. One-third of them have no chance for[Read More…]

Police arrest a man for the deadly shooting of an alleged shoplifter at a Chicago Walgreens store

It is the second fatal shooting in the drugstore chain in a year   By Frederick Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Chicago police have charged with murder a 33-year-old man who was posing as a Walgreens security guard and a police officer for shooting to death a 46-year-old woman for alleged shoplifting. Police said Louis Hicks Jr. was arrested June 19 for[Read More…]

Philadelphia assigns 72 cops to desk duty following racist Facebook posts

St. Louis D.A. won’t accept testimony from 59 officers for the same reason. Some officers are permanently banned   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Philadelphia has assigned 72 police officers to desk duty, and St. Louis’ top prosecutor will not accept testimony from 59 of the city’s police officers. Both departments took action because of racist, sexist and homophobic comments[Read More…]

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. [Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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