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1967-1975 Black Panther / Black Power Swedish Documentary

March 27, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi, a former Chicago Alderman.

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released to a Halfway House

Former U. S. Representative will serve his remaining time in half way house By Hazel Trice Edney (– Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill), who has been serving a 30-month prison sentence,  Thursday was released  to a halfway house in in Baltimore, where he will serve out the remainder of his sentence. Jackson reported to federal prison Oct. 29, 2013, […]

March 24, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Rev. Al Sharpton

Black media, Business and Civil Rights Groups Take Issue With Lawsuit Attacking Sharpton

( — Three national African-American organizations have issued a joint statement in response to a $20 billion federal lawsuit filed by television producer Byron Allen, charging Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable, the NAACP, the National Urban League, Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network, and former Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker with racial discrimination. In the lawsuit, Allen […]

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments ·
The Protest Psychosis

Books for Reading and Studying

  By Frederick H.Lowe Black men, it’s time to turn off the television, shut off Facebook and pick and read three books that will change the way we think about ourselves and our history. The books are: “The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease,” “Black Moses:  The Story of Marcus Garvey and the Universal  Negro Improvement Association,” and […]

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1’s Hamilton Starts the 2015 Racing Season Where He Left Off in 2014

By Frederick H. Lowe Lewis Carl Hamilton, Formula 1’s reigning world champion, started the 2015 racing season where he left off in 2014 — at the top of the winner’s podium. Hamilton, a black Englishman who drives for Mercedes, on Sunday, March 15, won the Rolex Australian Grand Prix, the opening race of the Formula 1 racing season. It was […]

March 22, 2015 · 1 comment ·
Marc Morial

Black America Missing Nearly Half of Its Economic Share

New Report Shows African-Americans at Rock Bottom of America’s Equality Index By Hazel Trice Edney ( — Amidst continued struggles to maintain voting rights, protests to end shootings of unarmed black males by police and a constant press to lower the jobless rate for African-Americans, a new report this week announces that Black America is still not receiving nearly half […]

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Union Jack

The Union Jack Means Many Blacks are Behind Bars

  Although there are more than 1 million African-American men housed in the nation’s prisons for crimes they did or did not commit, the numbers are disproportionately higher in the United Kingdom, which at one time was the world’s leading slave trader. According to the Young Review, a report that addresses ways to improve the outcomes for blacks and Muslims […]

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments ·
President Obama

President Says Mandatory Voting will lead to a higher Voter Turnout

President Barack Obama recently called for mandatory voting. “Other countries have mandatory voting,” President Obama said. “It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything.” The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank for black elected officials, reported that although African Americans out vote whites in federal elections, black […]

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Police Chief with Mayor John P. Seiler.

Three Fort Lauderdale Cops Fired; One Resigns Over a Racist Video and Text Messages

Chief Frank Adderley of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Police Department announced on Friday that he fired three police officers for racist conduct and that a fourth resigned for the same reason. Jason Holding, James Wells and Christopher Sousa were fired after an internal investigation revealed they sent each other racist text messages. Alex Alvarez, the fourth officer, resigned during the investigation […]

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Otis Byrd

Black Man Found Hanging from a Tree in Rural Mississippi

The FBI and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are investigating the hanging death of Otis Byrd. Law-enforcement officials are trying to determine whether his death was a homicide or a suicide, though preliminary autopsy results indicate Byrd’s death was more likely self-inflicted. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department found Byrd’s body on March 19, hanging by a bed sheet from a […]

March 22, 2015 · 0 comments ·