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Frazine Taylor will teach a course in black genalogy to help African American trace their family tree.

Alabama State University to Offer Course in Black Genealogy

Alabama State University, a historically black university in Montgomery, will offer a course in black genealogy during June that will help African Americans map out their family trees. “Genealogy Colloquia, ” which is being offered from June 21-26, will concentrate on the black colonial, antebellum, reconstruction and civil rights era records located at Alabama State University, Alabama Department of Archives […]

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Black Unemployment Rate Was 9.6%in April

Black Unemployment Rate Was 9.6%in April

…. Still much higher than any other group   By Frederick H. Lowe The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that the April unemployment rate for African Americans on a seasonally adjusted basis was 9.6%, down from 10.1% in March as the nation’s nonfarm businesses added 223,000 jobs, but the overall unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.4%. The […]

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Dr. Algeron Austin said the lack of jobs and low pay is the root of problems in the black community.

High Unemployment and Low Wages in the Black Community Affects Everything

By Frederick H. Lowe Fifty years after Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act overturned laws that overtly restricted blacks to a limited number of low-wage occupations, African Americans still suffer from the affects of high unemployment, low wages and limited access to higher-paying jobs that encourage marriage, better health care, neighborhood safety and discourage crime, according to a […]

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The NBA will play its first basketball game in Africa August 1.

NBA to Play First Exhibition Game on the African Continent in August

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Market News (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association has announced that the NBA’s first exhibition game on the African continent will be played August 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa. Amadou Gallo Fall, Vice President of Development for NBA in South Africa, […]

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Mr. Imagination, an outsider artist, died May 30, 2012.

Art History

Mr. Imagination Mr. Imagination, an outsider artist who used sandstone and bottle caps to create his unique work, died May 30, 2012, in Atlanta. Mr. Imagination, who was born Gregory Warmack in the Chicago suburb of Maywood, Ill., worked with sculpted objects, using paint, wood, nails, putty and cement, and sold his creations at street fairs in Chicago. Mr. Imagination […]

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Dr. Ben Carson has announced that he will run for president.

BRIEFS

  Black Church Group Opposes AT&T and DirecTV merger The National Black Church Initiative, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that represents 34,000 churches with 15.7 million members, is against the possible merger of AT&T and DirecTV. Rev. Anthony Evans, president of NBCI, said if the merger is approved, cable television bills would skyrocket. “The FCC and the Justice Department should reject […]

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Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge

Chicago Approves $5.5 Million for Black-Male Victims of Police Torture

By Frederick H. Lowe Chicago has become the first city in the nation to approve $5.5 million in reparations for black men who were tortured into confessing to crimes they did not commit by disgraced former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and his so-called “midnight crew.” Chicago City Council on Tuesday approved a sweeping reparations package that also includes an […]

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A Dover, Delaware, cop kicked  Lateef Dickerson in the head although he was complying with the cop's orders.

Delaware Cop Charged and Fired for Brutal 2013 Arrest

  By Frederick H. Lowe Thomas Webster, a former Dover, Delaware, police officer, has been charged with felony second-degree assault and fired from his job after a dashcam video showed Webster kicking a black man in the face even though he was complying with the cop’s order to lie face down on the ground. Lateef Dickerson, 30, suffered a broken jaw […]

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Memorial services for PGA golfer Calvin Peete will be held later this month.

PGA Golfer Calvin Peete Dies

Memorial Service scheduled Memorial services for professional golfer Calvin Peete will be held 11:00 a.m. May 16 at the Impact Church in Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. Peete, who was 71, died April 29 in Atlanta. Author Johnson, Peete’s friend and business manager, said he was admitted to hospice care where he died of lung and pancreatic cancer. Johnson made his comments […]

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Capt. William White, the only black officer in the British Army during World War I.

The Ontario Black History Society will hold a Film Festival

The Ontario, Canada, Black History Society will host the Black International Film Festival May 12th and 13th with three movies at Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto. The films that will be shown are “Dear White People,” “Honour Before Glory” and “Prisoner 46764: The Untold Legacy of Andrew Milangeni.” “Dear White People,” which is co-directed by Justin Simien and […]

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