Month: July 2019

Diets Rich in Blueberries Yield Diverse Benefits

By Todd Kluss A collection of new studies in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences further quantifies how blueberry consumption can contribute to healthy aging. “Since the 1990s, research on the health benefits of blueberries has grown exponentially,” wrote guest editor Donald K. Ingram, PhD, FGSA, in an opening editorial. “Studies have documented that this[Read More…]

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Foundations buy Johnson Publishing Company’s extensive photo archive

  The museum of African American History in Washington will display many of the photos by Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A consortium of foundations has purchased the photo archives of Ebony and Jet magazines for $30 million at auction during a bankruptcy filing. The sale was announced July 25th The consortium includes, J. Paul Getty Trust, the John D. and[Read More…]

Black Homicide Victims’ Families Less Likely to Receive Victim Compensation

  By The Sentencing Project Oklahoma’s Victims Compensation Program denies aid to the families of black homicide victims more often than to other racial groups, according to a recent analysis by The Frontier. The compensation program was created to assist families with funds for funeral expenses, counseling, and loss of support. The analysis found 38% of applications involving black homicide[Read More…]

Attorney: pipe bomber was inspired by Trump’s racist rhetoric

Trump’s verbal attacks also put Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in danager Cesar Sayoc, Jr., who the FBI arrested in 2018 for mailing pipe bombs to former President Barack Obama and other black elected officials, was inspired to do harm by President Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric against his political opponents, his court-appointed attorneys argued.. The FBI intercepted the pipe bombs before they[Read More…]

New whiskey brand honors Nathan “Nearest” Green, the black man who made Jack Daniel’s a world renown name

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.today Have a glass of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey and don’t forget to toast Nathan “Nearest” Green, a black man, whose name is on the bottle, and who is considered the Godfather of the “Tennessee Whiskey Making Process.” Green is believed to have perfected the Lincoln County Process, which is a special sugar maple charcoal filtering[Read More…]

Thirteen Philadelphia cops face dismissal over racist Facebook posts

  By Stender Von Oehsen, Julian Gonzalez and Radhika Upadhye | Of Injustice Watch   The Philadelphia police commissioner announced on Thursday the department’s intention to fire 13 officers who published offensive posts on Facebook, and to suspend several additional officers. The announcement follows the June 1 Injustice Watch report, copublished with Buzzfeed News, of the release of a compilation[Read More…]

If Trump’s comments aren’t racist? What is?

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today When President Trump told four congresswomen to go back to where they came from because they didn’t love America, his supporters immediately jumped to his defense. They loudly chanted ‘Send her back,’ during a Trump campaign appearance in South Carolina. The crowd called out U.S. Rep. IIana Omar (D., Minnesota), who moved with her family[Read More…]

Seneca Village, a black neighborhood, was torn down in Manhattan to clear the way for New York’s Central Park

Seneca Village, a neighborhood of working class black homeowners, located on Manhattan’s West Side, was bulldozed to clear the land for New York’s Central Park. New York’s elite demolished Seneca Village, the largest community of African-American homeowners in 19th Century New York. The 5-acre neighborhood existed between 1825 and 1857.  According to the 1855 census, 225 residents called the area[Read More…]

Cop who brutally killed Eric Garner will not face charges

    By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A New York City police officer who used an illegal chokehold to kill Eric Garner as a black woman police sergeant supervisor watched and did nothing to stop the brutal assault, will not face federal charges in Garner’s violent death, the Justice Department announced today. U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who was appointed[Read More…]