Day: June 5, 2020

Arbery’s killer called him a “fucking nigger”

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today As Ahmaud Arbery lay on the ground either dead or dying after having been shot three times with a pump-action shotgun, Travis McMichael, the gunman, made it clear how much he hated the 25-year-old and anyone who looked like him. “Fucking nigger,” McMichael said to Arbery, according to court testimony Thursday in Brunswick, Georgia. William[Read More…]

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Black joblessness goes up as overall unemployment drops

By Frederick H . Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The black jobless rate edged up in May even as President Trump grinned gloated and celebrated a dramatic drop in the unemployment rate to 13.3 percent from 14.7 percent in April as municipalities eased stay-at-home restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, opening the door for more people to feel safe returning to work. The unemployment[Read More…]