Month: August 2019

Court okays lawsuit against the FBI in Dylann Roof massacare at a black church

Roof never should have been permitted to buy the gun he used to murder members of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church because of a prior drug arrest, but the FBI botched the federal background check, enabling the purchase By Frederick H Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The survivors and estates of nine black parishioners slaughtered by white supremacist Dylann Roof during a church Bible[Read More…]


Black police sergeant punished for Eric Garner’s death

Punishment follows firing of officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed Garner The New York City Police Department has disciplined Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, supervisor of police officer Daniel Pantaleo who murdered Eric Garner over the sale of loose or untaxable cigarettes. The department recently fired Pantaleo after he employed a chokehold, ruled illegal by the police department, to murder of Garner in[Read More…]

Dr. Carl C. Bell

  Dr. Carl C. Bell  Memorial services recently were held for Dr. Carl C. Bell, a black psychiatrist, based in Chicago. Dr. Bell was a visionary, academic, author, founder and director of a large mental health clinic on Chicago’s South Side that served African Americans.   He sounded the alarm about Black on Black crime, which receives less extensive media attention[Read More…]

Indonesia will build new capital because Jakarta, it’s current capital, is sinking

   Indonesia is building a new capital because Jakarta, the nation’s current capital city, is sinking and will be completely underwater in 30 years, experts say. President Joko Widodo announced Monday that a new capital will be constructed on the island of Borneo close to the cities of Balikpapan and Samarinda. President Widodo did not name the new capital. Construction[Read More…]

Florida jury convicts white man in the deadly shooting of a black man involving the state’s stand your ground law

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Florida’s stand your ground law was seriously wounded on Friday, but only time will tell if its mortally wounded. A Florida jury found Michael Drejka, a white man, guilty of the manslaughter in the July 18, 2018, shooting death of Markeis McGlockton, an unarmed black man, during a fight over a Clearwater convenience store[Read More…]

Former U.S. Attorney named special prosecutor to handle the Jussie Smollett investigation

A Cook County judge on Friday appointed former U.S. Attorney Dan K. Webb as special prosecutor overseeing the Jussie Smollett investigation, according to the Chicago-based publication Injustice Watch. Cook County Circuit Court Judge Michael P. Toomin appointed Webb, who co-executive chairman of Winston & Strawn. In June Judge Toomin ordered an independent investigation into the handling of the charges against[Read More…]

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross who suspended cops for posting racist posts on Facebook is forced to resign because of allegations of sexism throughout the department

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., who suspended cops who posted racist comments on Facebook, was brought down because of allegations of sexual harassment, gender and racial discrimination within the department. Ross, who was named superintendent of the nation’s fourth largest police department on January 5, 2016, resigned August 20, 2019. “New allegations of[Read More…]

In a nationwide speaking tour, Lonnie Bunch III will discuss the founding of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Bunch,  Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution,  initially will speak in 8 cities. More locations will be added later   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Lonnie G. Bunch III, the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and the first African American to hold the post, will embark on a nationwide speaking tour to discuss his book concerning the founding of the[Read More…]

Mental health becomes part of New Jersey’s public school curriculum

  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation requiring the Garden State’s public schools to provide mental health instruction to students beginning in kindergarten through the 12th grade. “We are striving to do all that we can to improve health and wellness for our students,” Governor Murphy said. “By ensuring that children in grades K through 12 learn about[Read More…]