Stories from the latest issue:

Joan Williams was named Queen of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., until they found out she was African American.

Parade Queen Allowed to Ride 56 Years After Denial Because She is Black

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The qualities that led Pasadena, Calif. city workers to choose Joan Williams as Miss Crown City and to ride on their float in the 1958 Rose Parade no longer mattered once they found out she was an African-American woman. As surprised as she was to have […]

January 12, 2015 · 0 comments ·
G.K.. Buitterfield, the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said the African-American community faces many challenges.

New CBC Chair Declares ‘Black America Is In a State of Emergency’

Butterfield takes helm, vowing continued fight against police abuses and for criminal justice reforms By Joyce Jones (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U. S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the 24th chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is taking the reins of the CBC at a pivotal moment in Black history. Despite all of the progress that African-Americans have made since the group was […]

January 12, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Algiers, Algeria – The Western Sahara is not just a section of the famous desert that dominates North Africa.

Algiers, Algeria – The Western Sahara is not just a section of the famous desert that dominates North Africa.

By Linn Washington, Jr.   The Western Sahara is a country on the Atlantic Ocean coast of North Africa with the dubious distinction of being the ‘Last Colony’ on the vast continent of Africa. The current colonizer of this mineral rich nation is the neighboring country of Morocco that is conducting a viciously brutal occupation. Decades of human rights violations […]

January 11, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's finance minister, said the drop in oil prices has hurt the country's economy.

‘Scheme’ to Lower Gas at the Pump Hits Africa Hard

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Falling oil prices are happy news for American car owners but disastrous news for Africa which was recently celebrating an “oil boom” around the continent. Some energy consultants see falling prices as a political maneuver by the West designed to bring rebellious countries to their knees. Saudi […]

January 10, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Debris Found From Missing AirAsia Jet

Debris Found From Missing AirAsia Jet

BlackmansStreet.Today Searchers found bodies and debris from an AirAsia flight that crashed Sunday. Searchers this morning found bodies and wreckage from AirAsia Indonesia Flight OZ8501 that crashed into the Java Sea on Sunday, killing all 162 aboard. Officials of the airline, based near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, said debris was found around 110 nautical miles south west from Pangkalan Bun in […]

January 8, 2015 · Comments are Disabled ·
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 ·