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“The New Negro” wins National Book Award
Arts

“The New Negro” wins National Book Award

“The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke” won the 2018 National Book Award for nonfiction during a ceremony Wednesday in New York. Written by Jeffrey C. Stewart, a professor of black studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the book is a biography of Locke, who in 1907, became the first African American named a Rhodes Scholar […]

First African-American president of ABC resigns
Arts

First African-American president of ABC resigns

  Channing Dungey, the first African American to lead a major television network, has resigned as president of ABC Entertainment amid changes by owner Disney. In a statement, Dungey said she was “incredibly proud of what the team and I have accomplished over the years, and all the meaningful and impactful programming we’ve developed. This job has been the highlight […]

California’s wildfires have killed 76 so far; many are missing
Green

California’s wildfires have killed 76 so far; many are missing

  California’s wildfires have killed 79 individuals and more than 1,100  people are missing, according to Cal Fire, the state’s fire protection and prevention bureau.  The fires have damaged or destroyed at least 15,000 structures. California Governor Jerry Brown blamed the fires on climate change, increasing drought, lower humidity and water vapor. The Camp Fire, which is still active in […]

Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor's race
Politics

Gillum and Abrams agree their opponents defeated them, but Abrams refuses to concede

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams agreed their opponents defeated them in their respective political races, but Gillum conceded his race on Saturday to Rick DeSantis, but Abrams didn’t concede her race to Brian Kemp. After two weeks of suspenseful vote counting in Florida, where Democrat Gillum ran against Republican DeSantis for governor, Gillum won […]

Willie Oree
History

First black player in the NHL is the third inducted into sport’s hall of fame

Black News — William Eldon “Willie”  O’Bree, the first African-Canadian man to play in the National Hockey League, was inducted November 12 into the Hockey Hall of Fame, nearly six decades since he joined the league. Now 83 O’Bree was honored not just for his historical significance but also for his contributions in spearheading numerous youth programs across North America. […]

Cigarette smoking has dropped to an all-time low but blacks are using other tobacco products
Health News

Cigarette smoking drops to an all time low, but the use of all tobacco products remains high among African Americans

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today An estimated 14 percent of American adults smoked cigarettes every day or some parts of the day during 2017, which is lowest rate ever recorded since 1965.the first year the Public Health Services established a clearing house for  smoking and health. In 1964, the office of the U.S. Surgeon General issued its first ever report […]

Black soldiers played key roles in World War 1
News

Black soldiers played key roles in World War 1

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today World leaders will meet Sunday in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a conflict during which thousands of American black men fought because they strongly believed it would lead to racial equality in United States, a radical idea first advanced by W.E.B. DuBois, an intellectual, activist, and editor […]