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David Mailey with the first issue of the Woodlawn Connection, a newspaper he founded patients who attended the Woodlawn Adult Health Center.

When Chicago Closed a Mental Health Clinic that Helped Black Men, a Newspaper Founded by a Patient also Folded

This story is the first of a series of articles concerning mental health and black men   By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO —- When the City of Chicago closed the Woodlawn Adult Health Center in 2012, the Woodlawn Connection, a monthly newspaper founded by a client, folded after publishing 93 issues. “I wanted to publish 100 issues,” David Nero-Mailey, a […]

March 8, 2015 · 2 comments ·
African Americans motorists  accounted for 85% of traffic stops in Ferguson, Mo.

In Ferguson, Black Drivers Account for 85% of Traffic Stops

By Frederick H. Lowe Between October 2012 and October 2014, the Ferguson, Mo., police department reported making 11, 610 vehicle stops, according to a U.S. Justice Department report released Wednesday. Of those traffic stops, African Americans accounted for 85 %, or 9,875 , of those stops despite making up only 67% of Ferguson’s population. On the other hand, white individuals […]

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February's unemployment rate by race and ethnic group.

Black Unemployment Rate was 10.4% in February

African- Americans’ jobless rate is higher than every other group The overall unemployment rate dropped in February as the nation’s businesses added 295,000 new jobs, but African-Americans did not benefit as much as other ethnic and racial groups. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for African Americans was 10.3% in January compared to […]

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Map of states where former convicted felons cannot vote.

Felony Disenfranchisement Diminishes Black Voting Strength, but Black Prison Inmates Help Rural White Areas

By Frederick H. Lowe Felony disenfranchisement, which prohibits individuals from voting although they have completed their prison sentences,  is a major obstacle to full black voting strength, according to a study published by the Joint Center  For Political and Economic Studies, a Washington, D. C.-based think tank for African-American elected officials. “Many states disenfranchise former offenders after they have completed […]

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African Americans are on an economic treadmill, said columnist James Clingman.

Fifty Years of Economic Futility

By James Clingman ( – During the fifty year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, Black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill.  Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the White unemployment rate, which was 5% for Whites and 10.9% for Blacks in 1963, and […]

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Michael Brown

Darren Wilson Walks Following the Shooting Death of Michael Brown

No eyewitness can challenge Wilson’s version of the events because Brown is dead   By Frederick H. Lowe The U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it would not  indict former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9, 2014, shooting death of Michael Brown, although no eyewitnesses could corroborate Wilson’s version of the events that led to […]

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African Americans turn out in large numbers in national elections but not in the all-important local elections.

Black Voter Turnout Remains Dismally Low in Local Elections

Look at Ferguson: A mostly black town with a mostly white government and police force   By Frederick H. Lowe Although African-American voter turnout in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections exceeded white turnout, blacks vote in much smaller numbers in local elections where many important issues are decided, according to a study by the Joint Center For Political and […]

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Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson Finishes with 7% in a Republican Presidential Preference Poll

By Frederick H. Lowe Ben Carson, M.D., finished with 7% of the vote in a 2016 Republican in a nationwide presidential preference poll released last week by Quinnipac University. Dr. Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, an author and a political conservative, finished behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Walker received 18% […]

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DOJ: Ferguson Police Acted as Collections Agents, Targeting Blacks

By Frederick H. Lowe The Ferguson, Mo., police department, which sparked weeks of violent unrest following a white cop’s shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager, used their badges to collect revenue for the St. Louis suburb by targeting black residents for illegal fines that violated their constitutional rights, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The Justice Department’s Civil Rights […]

March 8, 2015 · 0 comments ·

Glenn Ford Death row inmate walked out of Louisiana prison today freed after 30 years Lone Wolf

March 2, 2015 · 0 comments ·