Archive for April 9th, 2015

Justus Howell killed after being shot in the back by an unnamed Zion, Ill., police officer.

Cops Shoot 2 Black Men in the Back, Killing Both in Separate Incidents

By Frederick H. Lowe Two police officers in two different cities on the same day shot and killed two different black men by shooting the men several times in the back. Only one of the police officers has been named, fired, arrested and charged with murder, but the other cop was not named. Instead he has been assigned desk duty. […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 2 comments · News
Rev. Jesse Jackson will deliver the keynote at Thursday's opening day of the National/International Reparations Conference.

National/International Reparations Conference Begins Today

Caribbean countries have put a case for reparations before the British Parliament; Organization formed here to push the reparations movement Representatives from 10 Caribbean countries are scheduled to attend a three-day National/International Reparations Summit that begins at 7 p.m. today, April 9, with a welcome rally at Mother AME Zion Church in Harlem. Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder of the Rainbow […]

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Men and women stand in line to vote in Ferguson, Mo.

Ferguson Voters Elect Two African Americans to the City Council

Voters in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday elected two African Americans to the town’s city council, which is now evenly divided between three blacks and three whites. A heavy voter turnout elected Ella Jones, an African-American professor and Wesley Bell, an African-American judge, to the council. Dewayne James, who is also African-American, is a member of the council. In its 120-year […]

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