Archive for December, 2014

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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 ┬áto Ford’s right […]

by · December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Man, Who Shot to Death 2 New York Police Officers, Was Mentally Ill

Man, Who Shot to Death 2 New York Police Officers, Was Mentally Ill

www.BlackmansStreet.Today Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who shot to death two New York City police officers, effectively ending nationwide demonstrations against police killings of unharmed African-American men, said he was mentally ill. Black men are very reluctant to discuss mental illness, and it is difficult for them to find treatment. Some, however, seek treatment by committing petty crimes so they can go to […]

by · December 23, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Demonstrators Show Washington That Black Lives Matter

Demonstrators Show Washington That Black Lives Matter

  Tens of Thousands march for the unarmed men killed by police and denied justice by grand juries By Burney Simpson Staff Writer Blackmansstreet.Today www.blackmansStreet.Today Tens of thousands of peaceful protestors jammed Freedom Square near the White House on Saturday to make a stand against the police shooting and killing of unarmed black men and the recent court rulings that […]

by · December 16, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Even With Safe Sex, Black Men Are Disproportionately Affected by HIV

Even With Safe Sex, Black Men Are Disproportionately Affected by HIV

  News www.BlackmansStreet. Today African-American men who have sex with other men have been disproportionately affected by HIV, although they wear condoms and don’t engage in more risk-associated sex than white men who have sex with other men. The reason for this disparity, however, remains largely unclear, according to a recent report from Emory University that was published in Lancet […]

by · December 12, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson will convene in the police shooting death of an unarmed black man.

Brooklyn D.A. to Convene Grand Jury in Another Fatal Police Shooting

BlackmansStreet.Today Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson will present to a grand jury evidence surrounding the police shooting death of Akai Gurley, an unarmed man. New York police officer Peter Liang shot and killed Gurley, 28, on Nov. 20 as he and his girlfriend walked down the stairs of the Louis H. Pink Houses, a housing project in Brooklyn. The elevator […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 0 comments · News
New York Cop Walks Free After Illegal Chokehold Death

New York Cop Walks Free After Illegal Chokehold Death

  ┬áBlack MansStreet Special Bulletin For the second week in a row a grand jury has refused to indict a cop in the death of an unarmed African-American man, raising questions about the worth of state the grand juries and what black people should do other than pray and hold another protest march. A Richmond County, N.Y. , grand jury […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 0 comments · News
The black unemployment climbed in November.

High Jobs Numbers Don’t Jive with the Higher Black Unemployment Rate

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Although the nation’s nonfarm economy added 321,000 jobs in November, the African-American unemployment rate increased, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. The overall black unemployment rate was 11.1 percent in November compared with 10.9 percent in October, BLS reported. The black jobless rate is higher than that of any other ethnic and […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Episcopal Diocese Will Open a Museum to Address Church’s Role in Slavery

Episcopal Diocese Will Open a Museum to Address Church’s Role in Slavery

  www.BlackmansStreet. Today The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island is planning to re-open a church where slaves once worshipped as a museum to study Episcopalians’ role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. “The Cathedral of St. John is blocks from where the slave ships came in [to port] and where slaves were sold. This church saw it all happen,” Canon Linda […]

by · December 3, 2014 · 0 comments · News