Archive for October, 2014

African Immigrant Population Has Rapidly Grown

African Immigrant Population Has Rapidly Grown

www.blackmansstreet.Today Africa’s immigrant population has grown rapidly in the United States during the past 40 years, doubling every decade since 1970, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 1970, there were about 80,000 Africans living in the United States, representing 1 percent of the nation’s 39.8 million immigrants. From  2008 to 2012, the number of African immigrants reached 1.6 million, […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Marvin Ellison Becomes J.C. Penney Boss-in-Waiting

Marvin Ellison Becomes J.C. Penney Boss-in-Waiting

www.blackmansstreet.Today J.C. Penney Company Inc. has named Marvin Ellison, an executive at Home Depot, chief executive officer- in-waiting. Ellison, 49, will become president of J.C. Penney and CEO-designee on Nov. 1, company officials announced on Monday. He then will succeed Myron E. (Mike) Ullman, III, as CEO on Aug. 1, 2015. “I am honored by this appointment and excited about […]

by · October 17, 2014 · 0 comments · News
First Black White House Secret Service Agent Discusses Agency Challenges on MyNDTALK Radio

First Black White House Secret Service Agent Discusses Agency Challenges on MyNDTALK Radio

The first black Secret Service agent assigned to guard the president can be heard in a special two-part interview explaining his odyssey of national service, arrest, jail time and his quest to clear his name. Abraham Bolden (pictured) accepted President John F. Kennedy’s invitation to join the White House detail but soon found the Secret Service was a hotbed of […]

by · October 15, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Lewis Hamilton with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Hamilton Wins Russian Grand Prix

Vladimir Putin Uses Hamilton’s Victory to Announce a Pull-back of Russian Troops from the Ukraine by Frederick H. Lowe Staff Writer blackmansstreet.Today Formula 1 Racer Lewis Hamilton won Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, his ninth victory of the season, putting him closer to World Drivers’ Championship. Hamilton, a black Englishman who drives for Mercedes, defeated teammate and rival Nico Rosberg of […]

by · October 13, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Thomas Eric Duncan, of Liberia, in a Dallas hospital

Travelers from 3 African Countries Will Receive Increased Screenings for the Ebola Virus at 5 U.S. Airports

by Frederick H. Lowe Staff Writer Blackmansstreet.Today Entry screenings at five airports for travelers entering the United States from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone will be increased by two federal agencies to detect the Ebola virus, which has caused large numbers of infections and deaths in those countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland […]

by · October 9, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Geoffrey Holder, Actor, Painter, Dancer, Tony-Award Winning Director, Dies

Geoffrey Holder, Actor, Painter, Dancer, Tony-Award Winning Director, Dies

 Blackmansstreet.Today Geoffrey Holder’s second movie was “Dr. Dolittle” with Rex Harrison in 1967. Holder played Willie Shakespeare. It wasn’t a pleasant set. Holder had to contend with Harrison’s racism. Harrison, of “My Fair Lady” fame was a notorious SOB, not just to blacks but to everyone. Even his butler pulled a gun on him, a British newspaper reported. Holder’s first […]

by · October 8, 2014 · 0 comments · News, Obituaries
Lewis Hamilton Wins Eighth Formula 1 Race

Lewis Hamilton Wins Eighth Formula 1 Race

He extends his lead in the world drivers’ championship by Frederick H. Lowe Staff Writer BlackmansStreet.today www.blackmansstreet.today Formula 1 driver Lewis Carl Hamilton increased  his lead for the world drivers’ championship after winning Sunday’s rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix, his eighth victory of the racing season. Hamilton, a black Englishman who drives for Mercedes, defeated teammate and rival Nico Rosberg of […]

by · October 6, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Abraham Bolden is the first African American to serve on the White  House detail

Obama in Danger: First Black White House Secret Service Agent

Warns that the sloppy Secret Service actions that contributed to the killing of JFK are happening again by Burney Simpson Staff Writer Blackmansstreet.Today and The NorthStar News & Analysis The first black man assigned to the U.S. Secret Service White House detail is speaking out about the recent security lapses surrounding President Obama and the First Family. In a letter […]

by · October 5, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier

Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier Dies

Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, Haiti’s president-for-life until he fled the country in 1986 during a spring uprising, died Saturday in Haiti of a heart attack. Haiti’s health minister announced his death. The 63-year-old Duvalier lived in a wealthy Port-au-Prince suburb. In 1971, Duvalier, who was only 19, was sworn in as president-for-life, succeeding his deceased father, physician Francis “Papa Doc” […]

by · October 5, 2014 · 0 comments · News