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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 […]

January 6, 2015 · 0 comments ·
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 ·
Black Men Run Lauches the First Mobile Running / Fitness App Conveived, Designed and Developed by African Americans

Black Men Run Lauches the First Mobile Running / Fitness App Conveived, Designed and Developed by African Americans

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) The release of the Black Men Run running app for the iPhone in the Apple AppStore is a groundbreaking moment for not only fitness, but also technology. With its innovative and cutting edge design the Black Men Run app offers exclusive features that cater to all runners and provides a welcome alternative to existing running/fitness applications. Along […]

January 2, 2015 · 0 comments ·
NNPA President, Benjamin Chavis

As NNPA Prepares for 75th Anniversary: President Envisions Black Press as ‘Main Stream’

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, now president of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, says he envisions Black newspapers as becoming the “new mainstream” rather than an alternative press as it is often called. “The Black Press, I believe has an opportunity where it can make even more traction than it has in the past,” Chavis […]

January 1, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Barberr shop in Brooklyn, N.Y. "We cut heads."

Black Film Festival in New York

FILMS, DESCRIPTIONS & SCHEDULE Screenings will take place at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street) and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) Black Journal Program USA, 1968, digital projection, approx. 70m The first nationally broadcast black newsmagazine, produced by William Greaves and hosted by Wali Saddiq and Greaves, was home to a who’s who of […]

December 30, 2014 · 0 comments ·
National Institutes of Health photo.

Walking Fights Obesity

For big problems, like obesity in America, solutions can come in small steps like the “walking school bus.” Walking to school has always been good exercise for kids but now it’s not as safe as it once was. Parents throughout the United States are discovering if they lead walks to school and pick up kids along the way, walking to […]

December 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Kimetto Sets World Record in Berlin Marathon

Kimetto Sets World Record in Berlin Marathon

Kenyan marathoner Dennis Kipruto Kimetto broke the world record on Sunday in Berlin, covering the 26.2 mile course in a flame-throwing 2:02:57. Berlin’s flat course is the place to set marathon records. A year ago almost to the day, Wilson Kipsong, also of Kenya, set a world record of 2:03:23. Six of the last men’s marathon records have been set […]

October 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
A. Peter Bailey

The “Mainstream” Press Protects Chicken Hawks

by A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) Once again the American press is allowing chicken hawks and armchair warriors to rant about the U.S. going to war in the Middle East without asking them one very basic question. That question is whether a single son, grandson, brother, sister, niece, or nephew of the trash-talking warmongers will actually fight to defend the national security […]

October 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·

Want Black Bucks? Use Social Media

by Burney Simpson Staff Writer The buying power of African Americans has reached $1 trillion, and could grow to $1.3 trillion in the next few years, according to the The African American Consumer 2014 Report, which was recently released by Nielsen and Essence magazine at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. The survey found […]

October 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·