Stories from the latest issue:

Cleveland Cop  Michael Brelo fired 38 times into a car holding its unarmed occupants. A Judge found him not guilty.

Recent Acquittal Is More Evidence that Black Lives Don’t Matter

  U.N. decries police murders of unarmed black men in the U.S. By Frederick H. Lowe Last Saturday, African-American men received more evidence that black lives don’t matter to police, judges, prosecutors and the entire law-enforcement system. Cleveland Judge John P. O’Donnell acquitted Michael Brelo, a white Cleveland cop of manslaughter in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa […]

May 25, 2015 · 1 comment ·
Michael Sam is signed by a team in the Canadian Football League

Michael Sam Scores with the Canadian Football League

  After misses with two NFL teams By Frederick H. Lowe Michael Sam, the first openly gay player signed by two National Football League teams before quickly being cut, has found open arms waiting North of the border in the Canadian Football League. The Montreal Alouettes last week signed Sam to a two-year contract. He is scheduled to meet with […]

May 25, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Fiat Chrysler Wants to Drive the Growth of Black Farmers

Fiat Chrysler Wants to Drive the Growth of Black Farmers

The automaker is offering $100,000 in scholarships for future black farmers By Frederick H. Lowe The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, the North American automobile manufacturer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., is supporting a $100,000 scholarship program for the National Black Farmers Association. The National Black Farmers Association and the FCA Foundation announced the agreement Wednesday […]

May 25, 2015 · 2 comments ·

Percentage of Black Teenagers in the Juvenile Justice System Remains High

  Although the number of teenagers placed in residential facilities has dropped 50% since 1999, African-American teenagers still comprise 40 % of detained youth, according to The Sentencing Project. The number of teenagers in residential facilities was 107,452 in 1999 but in 2013, the figure dropped to 54,148, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention. Despite the drop […]

May 25, 2015 · 0 comments ·
"Invisible Life, The Musical," E. Lynn Harris' novel of the same name will opened for a limited run in June at New York's Apollo Theater.

“Invisible Life The Musical,” to Open at New York’s Apollo Theater

  “Invisible Life The Musical,” which is based on E. Lynn Harris’ bestselling novel of the same name, will open for a limited run in June to celebrate the book that was first published 21 years ago. The musical has scheduled performances at New York’s Apollo Theater from June 25  through June 30th. There are two shows on June 27th, […]

May 25, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia has been named executive director of Cook County Jail, the biggest mental health facility in the country. Photo by Penny Yi Wang

Clinical Psychologist to Head Cook County Jail, the Nation’s Largest Mental Health Institution

  By Frederick H. Lowe Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, a clinical psychologist, has been named executive director of Cook County (Illinois) Jail, the nation’s largest mental health institution, and her appointment supports Sheriff Tom Dart’s view as well as growing national sentiment that the mentally ill don’t belong in jail because it is too costly and because it criminalizes behavior […]

May 20, 2015 · 1 comment ·

Washington, D.C. Is the Capital of Black Unemployment

The nation’s capital is the capital of unemployment for black men and black women, the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank reported recently. The black jobless rate in March in the District of Columbia was 15.8%, 6.1 percentage points higher than prior to the Great Recession. Before the recession from 2007 to 2009, D.C.’s black unemployment rate was […]

May 20, 2015 · 2 comments ·
Author Wil Haygood lead a workshop on biography and creative nonfiction.

Hurston/Wright Will Host Master Writers’ Workshops in June

Wil Haygood, who has written several critically acclaimed biographies about African-American men, will participate in a master writers’ workshop sponsored by the Hurston/Wright Foundation at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The writers’ workshops, which are called “Craft Your Novel or Poem with a Master Teacher,” will discuss fiction, building a novel and poetry from July 18 to 25. Haygood, who […]

May 20, 2015 · 0 comments ·

Researchers Find Black Mortality Rates Higher in Racist Locales

By Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper ( — A groundbreaking study led by researchers from the University of Maryland College Park’s School of Health found black mortality rates are much higher in areas with greater levels of racism. The study gauged the levels of racism across 196 media markets based on […]

May 20, 2015 · 0 comments ·

Pavarotti & B.B. King The Thrill Is Gone

May 18, 2015 · 0 comments ·