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Crowd stands around and smiles after a black man has been lynched
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Report: Nearly 4,000 African Americans Were Lynched in Acts of Terror by Whites

  The overwhelming majority were men By Frederick H. Lowe Nearly 4,000 black men, black women and black children were lynched between 1877 and 1950 in 12 Southern states, and their violent murders were celebrated, attracting huge crowds including some who used the occasion to hold picnics. The Equal Justice Initiative on Monday published, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy […]

Forty-eight percent of African Americans have their blood pressure under control.
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African Americans Who Think Often About Race Suffer from High Blood Pressure

By Frederick H. Lowe African Americans who are hyper-vigilant about racial matters are more likely to suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure, according a study published by Johns Hopkins University. The study titled, “Association of Race Consciousness with the Patient–Physician Relationship, Medication Adherence, and Blood Pressure in Urban Primary Care Patients, was published in the American Journal of Hypertension. […]

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment for black men fell in January
Black Workers News

Unemployment Rate Drops for Black Men in January

Labor participation rate also declines By Frederick H. Lowe The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for black men 20 years old and older dropped in January compared with December, but the results were mixed for African-American workers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this month. The jobless rate for black men was 10.8 percent in January compared to 11.0 […]

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Black-owned Firms Participate in Apple and Microsoft Bond Offerings

by Frederick H. Lowe Three African American-owned companies participated in multi-billion debt offerings by Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp., and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jr. of Operation PUSH in Chicago hailed the deals as breakthroughs for business diversity. The Williams Capital Group, LP, a New York City-based full-service investment firm that caters to institutional investors and corporate clients, participated in the […]

Keith Mokoape, a retired South African Major General
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African-American Assistance Needed to End Africa’s Last Colony

  By Linn Washington Jr. ALGIERS, ALGERIA—Keith Mokoape, a retired South African Army Major General, applauds African-Americans for their assistance in the bitter fight to end racist apartheid in his homeland. Mokoape now hopes that African-Americans will help end the festering sore surrounding the ‘Last Colony’ in Africa. The Western Sahara – an obscure country on the Northwest coast of […]

Philadelphia District Attorney recently indicted  two police officers for beating an arrested man.
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Brooklyn and Philadelphia DA’s Take Courageous Steps and Indict the Police

By Frederick H. Lowe The Brooklyn and Philadelphia District Attorneys, both African-American men, have gone where their white colleagues have feared or refused to go by indicting sworn police officers for misconduct and illegal shooting deaths of unarmed civilians. Ken Thompson, the Brooklyn or Kings County, N.Y., District Attorney, Wednesday announced a grand jury indictment of New York City Police […]

Jackie Robinson West Allstars Little League Team had its titles stripped for league violations.
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Jackie Robinson West Little League Team Is Stripped of Its Championship Titles

Team manager also suspended By Frederick H. Lowe Little League International announced Wednesday that it stripped the all-black Jackie Robinson West Little League Team of its championship titles for rule violations, which included placing players on the team who did not qualify because they lived outside the team’s geographic boundaries. The League also suspended Darold Butler, the team manager, from […]