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South Africa’s national anthem is voted the world’s best

South Africa’s national anthem is voted the world’s best

By Frederick H. Lowe Celebrating the “Star-Spangled Banner,” the U.S. National Anthem, has divided the country with fewer people watching  NFL games because of protests by some black players who kneel on one knee during the song to protest police brutality. Moreover, many Americans don’t know the words. But South Africa’s national anthem, the rousing “God Bless Africa,” has been […]

January 5, 2018 · 0 comments ·
U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones hires a black chief of staff

U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones hires a black chief of staff

By Frederick H. Lowe U.S. Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama on Tuesday hired Dana Gresham, an African-American Washington, D.C. insider, as his chief of staff. Jones, who will be sworn in Wednesday will be the only Democratic U.S. Senator with a black chief of staff although two Republican U.S. Senators —- Tim Scott of South Carolina, and Jerry Moran of […]

January 2, 2018 · 0 comments ·
Mike Tyson breaks ground for a marijuana ranch

Mike Tyson breaks ground for a marijuana ranch

By Frederick H. Lowe Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson and his business partners have broken ground on a 40-acre ranch in California City, California, to grow marijuana now that California has become the nation’s sixth and largest state to allow the legal sale of marijuana for recreational use. Sales of marijuana for recreational use became legal January 1. […]

January 2, 2018 · 0 comments ·
Deadly double police shooting ruled unjustified

Deadly double police shooting ruled unjustified

Chicago cop killed a college student and an innocent bystander By Frederick H. Lowe The Civilian Office of Police Accountability in Chicago has ruled the deadly police shootings of a college student and his downstairs neighbor two years ago this month were unjustified. COPA’s decision was issued December 22, nearly a year after the Cook County State’s Attorney ruled in […]

December 31, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Doug Jones certified winner of Alabama’s special election

Doug Jones certified winner of Alabama’s special election

  By Frederick H. Lowe Defeated Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore had more to say about the recent election but it’s too late because Democrat Doug Jones has been certified the winner. The Alabama State Canvassing Board met Thursday in the office of John Merrill, Alabama’s Secretary of State, to certify the results of the 2017 special election for […]

December 29, 2017 · 0 comments ·
American Airlines apologizes to two black NBA players accused of theft by a black flight attendant

American Airlines apologizes to two black NBA players accused of theft by a black flight attendant

  By Frederick H. Lowe American Airlines recently announced that it would implement diversity training after meeting with NAACP officials who confronted the airline about their employees’ treatment of black passengers. Some of us assume this training would apply only to American’s mostly white workforce but a recent incident underscores that the training also must include African-American workers. American Airlines […]

December 29, 2017 · 2 comments ·
Groups want Senator-elect Doug Jones to hire a diverse staff

Groups want Senator-elect Doug Jones to hire a diverse staff

By Frederick H. Lowe It’s payback time and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies sees an opening. Black men and women went to the polls in huge numbers to elect Doug Jones, a Democrat to the U.S. Senate from Alabama. Now the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank for black elected officials, […]

December 26, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Rosa Parks led the fight against sexual assault before the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Rosa Parks led the fight against sexual assault before the Montgomery Bus Boycott

  By Frederick H. Lowe Charges of sexual harassment and sexual assault dominate today’s news but most people don’t know about the role Rosa Parks played in fighting sexual assault on behalf of black women and black men long before the term became a household word. Parks is best known for helping launch the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott by refusing […]

December 26, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Writers’ Groups Protest the Arrest of New York Professor in Cameroon

Writers’ Groups Protest the Arrest of New York Professor in Cameroon

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – The African Literature Association and other professional associations of writers and scholars are demanding the release of a Cameroonian-American writer and university professor, detained last week without explanation at the airport in Douala, Cameroon.  Patrice Nganang, who teaches at Stony Brook University’s cultural studies and comparative literature department in New York, was reported missing from a connecting flight […]

December 21, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Ramaphosa to head the African National Congress

Ramaphosa to head the African National Congress

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN) – After a bruising battle for votes within the governing African National Congress, billionaire tycoon Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa edged out his rival in the final minutes of the ANC’s 54th national elective conference in Johannesburg, opening the prospect of his winning the presidency in 2019 when Jacob Zuma  is scheduled to leave office. Ramaphosa, 64, won in a squeaker […]

December 21, 2017 · 0 comments ·