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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
Family of Shooting Victim Sue LAPD

Family of Shooting Victim Sue LAPD

Family of Shooting Victim Sue LAPD The family of Ezell Ford, a 25 year-old an unarmed and mentally handicapped man who was shot to death by two Los Angeles police officers on Aug. 11, 2014, have filed a $75 million lawsuit in Los Angeles U.S. District Court. The lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday by Edsell Ford, the young man’s […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments · News
Dr. Jerry Young Elected President of the National Baptist Convention

Dr. Jerry Young Elected President of the National Baptist Convention

Dr. Jerry Young  has been elected president of the 7.5 million member National Baptist Convention U.S. A. during the organization’s 134th annual convention last week in New Orleans. Young, who is currently vice president at large, will succeed Dr. Julius R. Scruggs, as head of the National Baptist Convention, which is based in Nashville, Tenn. Young received 49 percent or […]

by · September 12, 2014 · 0 comments · News