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  Delaware governor pardons black abolitionist African Americans who sought to escape slavery were called mentally ill by Frederick H. Lowe Delaware Gov. Jack Markell on Monday pardoned black abolitionist Samuel D. Burris, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, 168 years to the day he was convicted and sentenced to prison and to servitude for helping black men and women[Read More…]

Nation of Islam will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from JusticeorElse.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Editor’s Note: With a backdrop of intense protests against repeated police shootings of unarmed black people, poverty, economic inequality and other injustices, this Saturday’s 20th Anniversary of the 1995 Million Man March is expected to draw thousands of men and women to the National Mall in Washington D.C.[Read More…]

Witnesses Say Chibok Girls Have Begun Taking Orders from Terror Group

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com — With over 400 days of captivity, some of the schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok, Nigeria, may now be taking orders from their captors in the terror group Boko Haram, witnesses are telling Amnesty International. Witnesses say some are being used to terrorize other captives, and are even[Read More…]

Ruling Doesn’t Expand Medicaid

  Medicaid Expansion Deep south states have refused to provide Medicaid Expansion   By Frederick H. Lowe Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the landmark Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, does not affect Medicaid expansion that would provide health-care coverage to the nation’s poorest citizens, many of  whom are African American and live in the Deep South, because an[Read More…]

Whites Burned Emanuel AME Church to the Ground in 1822 When It Became Known That It Was at the Center of a Slave Revolt

  Terrorist Massacre in Charleston Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where nine members were shot to death Wednesday night, allegedly by Dylann Storm Roof, a 21 year-old white supremacist, was burned to the ground in 1822 by whites after they discovered that the church was the center of a plot for a slave revolt. “In 1822, the church was investigated[Read More…]

Tennessee Town Will Honor Forgotten NAACP Official on the 75th Anniversary of His Murder

  By Frederick H. Lowe Elbert Williams, the first NAACP official murdered for attempting to restore voting rights for African-American residents of majority black Hayward County, Tennessee, will be honored with the installation of a state-historical marker in downtown Brownsville, Tennessee, 75 years after his mutilated body was found floating in the Hatchie River. The installation of the historical marker,[Read More…]

Police Beat

Blown Cases, Deaths in Custody and Beatings CHICAGO — A Cook County, IL. judge on Monday dismissed manslaughter charges against an off-duty Chicago police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black woman before the cop’s defense had even put on its case. In a directed verdict, Judge Dennis J. Porter ruled that officer Dante Servin was not guilty of[Read More…]

Historical Marker on Wall Street to Acknowledge the Slave Trade

New York City officials will install a marker on Wall Street, finally acknowledging the city’s role in the slave trade. The marker will be unveiled Juneteenth (June 19th), which was the day in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and told the slaves that the Civil War had ended and they were free. June 19th, 2015,[Read More…]

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