Day: February 11, 2020

Animated feature “Hair Love” wins an Oscar

“Hair Love” a seven-minute animated feature film about Stephen, an African American father, and his daughter, Zuri, won an Academy Award Sunday for the best Animated Short Film. The film is about Stephen, who does Zuri’s hair, when his wife is not available. So, he has to figure out how to do Zuri’s hair on his own, but he quickly[Read More…]

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Everything that’s old is new again

  Voters carried Kweisi Mfume to victory in the recent Democratic primary for Baltimore 7th Congressional District, a seat he held for five consecutive terms before resigning to run the NAACP in 1996. After Mfume decided against seeking re-election in 1996, voters elected Elijah Cummings the district’s Congressman. Mr. Cummings served in Congress from 1996 to his death on October[Read More…]

Tidjane Thiam is leaving Credit Suisse

    Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Tidjane Thiam will step down February 14 as CEO of Credit Suisse, the multinational investment bank and financial services company based in Zurich, following a spying scandal at the bank that an investigation showed  did not involve him. Thomas Gottstein, who heads Credit Suisse’s Swiss unit, will replace Thiam, who will leave the bank[Read More…]

Jackson State president resigns after being arrested in prostitution sting

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Dr. William B. Bynum, Jr. president of Jackson State University, one of the largest Historical Black Colleges and Universities based on enrollment, has resigned following his arrest in a prostitution sting. Dr. Bynum tendered his resignation as president on Monday, February 10, during Black History Month, to the Board of Trustee of State[Read More…]