Archive for November, 2014

Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Mo., police officer described  Michael Brown as a demon.

Grand Jury Refuses to Indict White Cop in the Shooting Death of Black Teenager

BlackmansStreet Special Bulletin BlackmansStreet.Today A St. Louis County Grand Jury on Monday refused to indict Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer for the August shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr., an unarmed African-American teenager in a death that attracted international attention and underscored the racial divide between some blacks and the police. Robert McCullough, the St. Louis County […]

by · November 28, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Bill Cosby and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are making headlines because of their Sex Lives

Bill Cosby and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are making headlines because of their Sex Lives

www.blackmansstreet.Today Comedian Bill Cosby and Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. are suddenly in the headlines together because of their sex lives. Cosby cancelled three television talk shows appearances but appeared on two others after Barbara Bowman, a former actress, accused Cosby of drugging and raping her twice. The Washington Post published the article. Allegations that Cosby has drugged […]

by · November 24, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Lewis Hamilton won Formula 1 world drivers' championship

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Hamilton Whips Competition and Wins Second Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship Lewis Carl Hamilton, the world’s only black Formula 1 driver, today captured the world driver’s championship after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, his 11th victory of the season. It was Hamilton’s second world driver’s championship. He won his first title in 2008. In Abu Dhabi, Hamilton, who drives for […]

by · November 23, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Bob Marley smoking a joint. The late reggage star's name now will be associated with legal marijuana cigarettes.

Bob Marley’s Name Goes Up in Smoke and He Would Have Inhaled It

blackmansstreet.Today For decades, Bob Marley was the international face of reggae music. Marley, who was often photographed smoking a giant joint, will soon become  the face of the international branding of marijuana cigarettes as legalization of the drug is gaining acceptance throughout  the U.S. and in other parts of the world. Privateer Holdings, a private-equity company based in Seattle, where […]

by · November 21, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Delta Blues Museum Wins National Award

Delta Blues Museum Wins National Award

www.blackmansstreet.Today Members of the Delta Blues Museum band played “Sweet Home Chicago” at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama who presented the Clarksdale, Miss.-based museum with a national award. On Monday, Michelle Obama awarded the museum’s after-school program the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor for these programs. The award recognizes the […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · News
COPD and Depression Among Blacks

COPD and Depression Among Blacks

black men and women die at a high rate from the disease By Frederick H. Lowe www.blackmansStreet.Today WASHINGTON—African Americans, who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, are diagnosed with depression at three times the rate of blacks without the disease, The Gerontological Society of America reported at its 2014 annual conference. A 2012 nationwide-telephone survey of 39,691 blacks […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · News