Stories from the latest issue:

Isaiah McCoy

157th Death Row Prisoner Exonerated

By Frederick H. Lowe Isaiah McCoy, a death row inmate, became the 157th person in the United States and the first one this year to be exonerated for a crime he didn’t commit. Prosecutors charged McCoy with shooting to death James Munford, 30, during a drug deal in the parking lot of a Dover, Delaware, bowling alley on May 4, […]

February 9, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Will Speak at the DuSable Museum

By Frederick H. Lowe Tracy Martin and Sabrina Fulton, parents of Trayvon Martin, the teenager murdered by George Zimmerman who was later acquitted by an all women’s jury, will speak at Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History on Friday, Feb. 17th. Martin and Fulton will discuss “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,” a book they co-wrote […]

February 9, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson

Kidney Failure Among Black Men Gets Attention

Chicago police superintendent is on a transplant list By Frederick H. Lowe Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson became wobbly and nearly collapsed during a January news conference held in a police precinct. Several  police officers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who also attended the event, rushed to help him. They sat him down and had him drink water. After a […]

February 5, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black Unemployment Was 7.7 Percent In January

Black Unemployment Was 7.7 Percent In January

By Frederick H. Lowe The nation’s nonfarm businesses added 227,000 jobs in January, President Barack Obama’s last month in office of his eight-year term, but despite the strong growth in jobs, black unemployment improved very little. The black jobless rate was 7.7 percent in January, down from 7.8 percent in December. This compares with an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent […]

February 4, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black-Owned Seaway Bank Fails

Black-Owned Seaway Bank Fails

By Frederick H. Lowe Seaway Bank and Trust Co., once one of the nation’s largest black-owned banks based on assets, went into receivership and has been taken over by State Bank of Texas, an Indian-owned bank headquartered in Dallas, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. recently announced. The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation–Division of Banking and the FDIC, which […]

February 2, 2017 · 0 comments ·
February Is American Heart Month

February Is American Heart Month

Black men should know about heart disease, the leading cause of death among us By Frederick H. Lowe Heart health awareness is particularly important for black men because we are at a higher risk of dying or becoming physically disabled from coronary heart disease compared to white men. This is because black men suffer from high rates of diabetes, high-blood […]

February 2, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Emmett Till

The Emmett Till Story

  white woman lies and a black teenager dies two books published about Emmett Till and his father, Louis   By Frederick H. Lowe Two books about Emmett Till and his father, Louis (Saint) Till have just been published, coincidentally at about the same time a white woman who set in motion Emmett’s brutal murder at the hands of her […]

January 29, 2017 · 0 comments ·
Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Black Immigration Group Ready to Battle Trump

By Frederick H. Lowe The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, a national network that advocates for black immigrants, announced that it will fight President Donald Trump’s plans to restrict immigration of Africans to the United States from countries with large Muslim populations. Although most Americans think of immigrants as being from Mexico or South America, a growing number of immigrants […]

January 26, 2017 · 0 comments ·
100 Black Men of London

100 Black Men of London to Host Membership Day

100 Black Men of London will host a membership open day on Thursday, Feb. 9th, at University College of London, 20 Bedford Way, London. Membership day is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in room 731. 100 Black Men of London is a community-based charity led by black men that focuses on mentoring, education, economic empowerment, health and wellness. […]

January 26, 2017 · 0 comments ·
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings

U.S. Rep. Dismisses Trump’s Claims of Voter Fraud

Sees it as a strategic ploy to limit easy access to voting Still pissed that he lost the popular vote on the way to winning the White House, President Donald Trump claims undocumented aliens illegally voted for Hillary Clinton, and he has called for an investigation. U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), said, however, the claims of voter fraud gives […]

January 26, 2017 · 0 comments ·