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Black Women Endure Menopause Longest, Study Shows

  By Elaina Johnson Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Howard University News Service ( — Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour.  She even wakes up in the night perspiring so heavily that she looks like she just left working out at a gym, she said. “Hot[Read More…]


Funeral Services for Another Unarmed Black Teenager Killed by Police

More than 1,000 attended his funeral By Frederick H. Lowe Funeral services were held Saturday in Madison, Wis., for an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death March 6 by one of the city’s police officers who claimed the death occurred during a confrontation. Tony Terrell Robinson Jr., 19, was shot in the head, torso and right upper arm[Read More…]

Prominent Lawyer Defending the Poor Assassinated in Mozambique

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network( — As billions pour into Mozambique from foreign investors scooping up fields of coal and natural gas, the signs of new-found wealth are impossible to miss. Expensive European-style bars and restaurants line the streets of central Maputo, the nation’s capital. The latest Toyota Prados, Range Rovers and Jaguars[Read More…]

As America’s Attention Wanes, Democracy Growing in Africa

  By Khalil Abdullah News Analysis Lately, the United States has moved aggressively to bolster pro-western forces in the Ukraine and promote democracy in the Middle East and Asia. But once again, the U.S. and other western powers are largely ignoring Africa, even as democratic movements are quietly spreading throughout the continent after a generation of leaders who often hoarded[Read More…]

When Chicago Closed a Mental Health Clinic that Helped Black Men, a Newspaper Founded by a Patient also Folded

This story is the first of a series of articles concerning mental health and black men   By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO —- When the City of Chicago closed the Woodlawn Adult Health Center in 2012, the Woodlawn Connection, a monthly newspaper founded by a client, folded after publishing 93 issues. “I wanted to publish 100 issues,” David Nero-Mailey, a[Read More…]

In Ferguson, Black Drivers Account for 85% of Traffic Stops

By Frederick H. Lowe Between October 2012 and October 2014, the Ferguson, Mo., police department reported making 11, 610 vehicle stops, according to a U.S. Justice Department report released Wednesday. Of those traffic stops, African Americans accounted for 85 %, or 9,875 , of those stops despite making up only 67% of Ferguson’s population. On the other hand, white individuals[Read More…]

Black Unemployment Rate was 10.4% in February

African- Americans’ jobless rate is higher than every other group The overall unemployment rate dropped in February as the nation’s businesses added 295,000 new jobs, but African-Americans did not benefit as much as other ethnic and racial groups. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for African Americans was 10.3% in January compared to[Read More…]

Felony Disenfranchisement Diminishes Black Voting Strength, but Black Prison Inmates Help Rural White Areas

By Frederick H. Lowe Felony disenfranchisement, which prohibits individuals from voting although they have completed their prison sentences,  is a major obstacle to full black voting strength, according to a study published by the Joint Center  For Political and Economic Studies, a Washington, D. C.-based think tank for African-American elected officials. “Many states disenfranchise former offenders after they have completed[Read More…]

Darren Wilson Walks Following the Shooting Death of Michael Brown

No eyewitness can challenge Wilson’s version of the events because Brown is dead   By Frederick H. Lowe The U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it would not  indict former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9, 2014, shooting death of Michael Brown, although no eyewitnesses could corroborate Wilson’s version of the events that led to[Read More…]

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