Stories from the latest issue:

Southern Discomfort

Southern Discomfort

By Frederick H. Lowe NEW ORLEANS — Amid angry shouts from some whites that “you’re destroying our history,” the City of New Orleans on Monday began removing monuments honoring the Confederacy and white supremacy in this diverse city with a majority black population. City contractors, protected by police snipers on rooftops, who began the relocation work after midnight to avoid […]

April 25, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton will defend his world title beginning with Australian Grand Prix March 20.

Formula 1 Driver Hamilton Finishes 2nd In Bahrain

KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN–Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton finished second to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix after being penalized for a pit stop. It was the second time Hamilton finished second to Vettel since the Australian Grand Prix, the first race of the 2017 Formula 1 season, which was held March 26 in Melbourne. Hamilton, the three-time […]

April 20, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Federal Judge Rules Texas Voter Law Was Enacted to Discriminate Against Blacks

Federal Judge Rules Texas Voter Law Was Enacted to Discriminate Against Blacks

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS–A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that Texas’ 2011 voter photo ID law, the nation’s strictest, was written and passed by the Texas legislature with the intention of keeping African American and Hispanic voters away from the polls in what is fast becoming a swing state instead of a Republican stronghold. The law required voters to produce […]

April 20, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Jobless Rate Increases for Black Men in March

Jobless Rate Increases for Black Men in March

    By Frederick H. Lowe WASHINGTON—It was a new month for jobs data and things had gotten worse for black men. Businesses added 98,000 jobs in March, lower than predicted, and black men 20 years old and older continued to suffer from the nation’s highest unemployment rate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the jobless rate for […]

April 19, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Millions Awarded to Study New Approaches to Food Allergies

Millions Awarded to Study New Approaches to Food Allergies

WASHINGTON–The National Institutes of Health intends to award $42.7 million to the Consortium of Food Allergy Research to evaluate new approaches to food allergies, a growing problem among black children. The funds will be awarded over seven years to CoFar so scientists can develop immunotherapy approaches to treat food allergies, conditions in which the immune system reacts abnormally to a […]

April 14, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy Dies from Leukemia at 57

NEW YORK–Comedian Charlie Murphy died Wednesday of leukemia, the seventh-leading cause of cancer deaths among black men, according to the American Cancer Society. In 2016, leukemia,  a group of cancers that usually begin in the bone marrow and result in high numbers of abnormal white blood cells, represented 3% or 1,110 cancers deaths among black men behind lung and bronchus […]

April 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam

Body Found of First Woman Muslim Judge

NEW YORK—The body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman judge on the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, was found Wednesday floating in the Hudson River, and police speculate she may have taken her own life since her body showed no signs of trauma.  Police later changed their minds, saying they would investigate it as a […]

April 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
A hangman's noose was sent to Ayala because of opposition the death penalty.

Florida State’s Attorney Sues Governor After He Reassigns Death-Penalty Cases

A hangman’s noose was sent to the state’s attorney By Frederick H. Lowe ORLANDO, Fla.—Aramis Ayala, the first African American elected state’s attorney in Florida, has sued Gov. Rick Scott in federal court after he reassigned 23 pending homicide cases to a district attorney in another jurisdiction because Ayala opposes the death penalty. Ayala, who is the state’s attorney for […]

April 13, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Joshua T. Smith

Police Arrest Ex-Con for Chicago Judge’s Murder

By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO—Chicago police on Wednesday arrested a man for the murder of a sitting Cook County, Il., judge, and they are looking for others, but they won’t say how many. Police took Joshua T. Smith, 37, in custody for the murder on Monday of Judge Raymond Myles, 66, an associate judge in Cook County Circuit Court’s Criminal […]

April 12, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Lynn Nottage

Black Writers Win 4 Pulitzers

A second Pulitzer for playwright Lynn Nottage NEW YORK–Colson Whitehead, Hilton Als, Lynn Nottage, Tyehimba Jess, each took home the Pulitzer Prize for their work, the Pulitzer Prize Committee announced Monday. Whitehead won Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel “The Underground Railroad.”  The Pulitzer committee said the novel combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in […]

April 11, 2017 · 0 comments ·