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Report: Saudi Crown Prince put spyware in Jeff Bezos’s cell phone

Two special Rapporteurs said in a statement suggesting that a WhatsApp account belonging to Crown Prince Mohammed Salman was used to deploy spyware on the cellphone of Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post. The spyware’s role either influence, if not silence the newspaper’s reporting on the Kingdom.” “The allegations reinforce other reporting pointing to a pattern of targeted surveillance[Read More…]

Frederick Douglass historic newspapers are now available online

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   The Library of Congress is publishing for free online digitized copies of the Frederick Douglass Newspapers that date from 1847 to 1874. The papers are  North Star, Frederick Douglass’s Paper and the New National Era. There are 137 issues of The North Star, 220 issues of Frederick Douglass’ Paper and 211 issues of the[Read More…]

Rutgers selects new president

  First black man to serve as president in Rutgers History Rutgers University today named Jonathan Holloway, the school’s 21st president and the first black man to hold the office. Rutgers was founded November 10, 1766. The Rutgers Board of Governors approved Holloway’s appointment during a joint meeting of the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. Holloway will begin[Read More…]

NFL airs public service announcement about a deadly police shooting of a stranded black motorist during the AFC championship game

  The NFL aired a dramatic ad during Sunday’s AFC championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans about a cop shooting to death a black musician whose van had broken down along the side of the road. Anquan Boldin, who was playing for the San Francisco 49ers at the time, was the ad’s narrator. Boldin’s wife[Read More…]

Muslims will meet in Washington State’s capital on Dr. King’s Day

Angered and alarmed by recent events in which Iranian-Americans were questioned for hours at a border crossing, the Council on American Islamic Relations Washington and the Somali Health Board have teamed to bring more than 150 Muslims to Olympia, the capital of the Evergreen State, for the annual Muslim Day on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.[Read More…]

Philadelphia journalist dies of a deadly ailment affecting a large percentage of black men

Heshimu Jaramogi, a Philadelphia journalist and a former colleague, has died of colon cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths in black men, according to the American Cancer Society. The 67-year-old Jaramogi died Tuesday at his home surrounded by family, according to news reports. He had been president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, receiving its lifetime achievement[Read More…]

New Jersey Officials Insult The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Linn Washington Jr. Officials in the city of Birmingham, Alabama recently approved a resolution to preserve the jail cell where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last period of incarceration five months prior to his assassination in April 1968. However, in the state where Dr. King staged his first formal protest against discrimination and filed his[Read More…]

States sue to block restrictive changes to Food Stamps Program

Nearly a quarter of the African American population receives food stamps   Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have filed a federal lawsuit to prevent the Trump Administration from cutting off nearly 700,000 Americans from participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program under new, more restrictive guidelines they have proposed that will take effect later this year. The lawsuit[Read More…]

Biggie Smalls and Whitney Houston will be inducted into the Rock&Roll Hall of Fame

  “The Notorious B.I.G.” and Whitney Houston will be posthumously inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as members of the Class of 2020. The other inductees, who are still very much alive, include Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, T.Rex and The Doobie Brothers. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, in Cleveland, where the Hall[Read More…]