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Denzel Washington turned 60

Denzel Turns the Big 6 Oh

BlackmansStreet.Today Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington turned 60 on Sunday. Washington was born Dec. 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, N.Y. Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington turned 60. Washington, a minister’s son, won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2001 film “Training Day,” and an Oscar for best supporting actor in 1989 for “Glory,” about the  African-American […]

January 8, 2015 · 0 comments ·

Chris Rock to Split with Wife

BlackmansStreet.Today Comedian Chris Rock’s marriage is no longer solid as a rock. Rock and his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, who have been married more than 18 years, filed divorce papers last Tuesday in New Jersey. The couple lived in Alpine, N.J.They have two daughters, Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10.

January 8, 2015 · 0 comments ·
National Save Our Sons Night Is Scheduled for February

National Save Our Sons Night Is Scheduled for February

BlackmansStreet.Today Kenneth Braswell is organizing the first National Save Our Sons Night. Fathers Incorporated has announced a number of events leading up to the first annual “National Save Our Sons Night.” National Save Our Sons Night will be held across the country Feb. 6, 2015, but there will be national and local events throughout January preceding the finale. Some 34 […]

January 8, 2015 · 0 comments ·

Man Who Served 31 Years in Prison Becomes 325th Person Exonerated by DNA Evidence

BlackmansStreet.Today Rickey Dale Wyatt, who served nearly 31 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, has become the 325th person exonerated based on DNA evidence, the Innocence Project reported on Monday. A Dallas County Judge sentenced Wyatt to 99 years for a rape that occurred Nov. 1, 1980. Wyatt maintained his innocence and refused a plea bargain. […]

January 8, 2015 · 0 comments ·
LAPD Shot to Death Unarmed, Mentally-Handicapped Black Man

LAPD Shot to Death Unarmed, Mentally-Handicapped Black Man

BlackmansStreet.Today Los Angeles police shot an unarmed, mentally-ill African-American man in the back in the midst of killing him last August, the Los County Coroner ruled on Sunday. Ezell Earl Ford, 25, was shot three times, once in the right side, once in the right back and once in the right arm on Aug. 1. The shots  to Ford’s right […]

January 8, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke coordinated the capture and arrest of the Boston Srangler.

Former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke Coordinated the Arrest of the Boston Strangler

Brooke died Saturday By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, the first popularly elected African American to serve in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. Sen. Brooke, a Republican, who served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1967 to 1979, was 95 years old. Before Brooke was elected to […]

January 6, 2015 · 0 comments ·

The Influence of Marcus Garvey

January 6, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Don Rojas, spokesman for Institute of the Black World 21st Center, said a conference concerning reparations will be held in April in New York

Reparations Conference Scheduled for New York

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Growing outrage surrounding homicides of unarmed African-American men by police and the refusal by grand juries to indict the officers has sparked new interest about the reparations movement in the United States, according to Don Rojas, spokesman for the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, which is hosting a reparations conference April 9-12 in […]

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National parks in Maryland and New York will be named in honor of Harriet Tubman, a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman Historic Park Established

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Congress has voted to establish a national historic park for Harriet Tubman, a conductor on the Underground Railroad. The U.S. Senate voted in December to establish a Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in her former home in Cayuga County, N.Y. and Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she grew up. Congress also passed similar legislation. The […]

January 6, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Turn the Green Movement Brown – A Call to Action from Green 2.0

Turn the Green Movement Brown – A Call to Action from Green 2.0

By Khalil Abdullah, (New America Media) WASHINGTON, DC – Robert Raben, founder of an influential public relations and government affairs firm, The Raben Group, recalled the moment about a year ago that kicked his personal commitment to expand diversity within the environmental movement into high gear. Speaking to a standing-room-only briefing at the National Press Club recently, he told how […]

January 6, 2015 · 0 comments ·