Obituaries Two members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American military pilots and mechanics who fought in World War II, died recently on the same day. Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey died Jan. 5. Both men lived in Los Angeles and both were 91 years old. It is the third death in three weeks of a[Read More…]
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) – For a country with less than 3,000 practicing doctors to treat 34.9 million people, Uganda’s decision to send some 300 doctors to Trinidad and Tobago has raised the temperatures of the some of the local parliamentarians to the boiling point. According to Henry Oryem, state minister[Read More…]
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The qualities that led Pasadena, Calif. city workers to choose Joan Williams as Miss Crown City and to ride on their float in the 1958 Rose Parade no longer mattered once they found out she was an African-American woman. As surprised as she was to have[Read More…]
Butterfield takes helm, vowing continued fight against police abuses and for criminal justice reforms By Joyce Jones (TriceEdneyWire.com) – U. S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the 24th chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, is taking the reins of the CBC at a pivotal moment in Black history. Despite all of the progress that African-Americans have made since the group was[Read More…]
Algiers, Algeria – The Western Sahara is not just a section of the famous desert that dominates North Africa.
By Linn Washington, Jr. The Western Sahara is a country on the Atlantic Ocean coast of North Africa with the dubious distinction of being the ‘Last Colony’ on the vast continent of Africa. The current colonizer of this mineral rich nation is the neighboring country of Morocco that is conducting a viciously brutal occupation. Decades of human rights violations[Read More…]
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Falling oil prices are happy news for American car owners but disastrous news for Africa which was recently celebrating an “oil boom” around the continent. Some energy consultants see falling prices as a political maneuver by the West designed to bring rebellious countries to their knees. Saudi[Read More…]
BlackmansStreet.Today Searchers found bodies and debris from an AirAsia flight that crashed Sunday. Searchers this morning found bodies and wreckage from AirAsia Indonesia Flight OZ8501 that crashed into the Java Sea on Sunday, killing all 162 aboard. Officials of the airline, based near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, said debris was found around 110 nautical miles south west from Pangkalan Bun in[Read More…]
BlackmansStreet.Today Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington turned 60 on Sunday. Washington was born Dec. 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, N.Y. Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington turned 60. Washington, a minister’s son, won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2001 film “Training Day,” and an Oscar for best supporting actor in 1989 for “Glory,” about the African-American[Read More…]
BlackmansStreet.Today Comedian Chris Rock’s marriage is no longer solid as a rock. Rock and his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, who have been married more than 18 years, filed divorce papers last Tuesday in New Jersey. The couple lived in Alpine, N.J.They have two daughters, Lola, 12, and Zahra, 10.
BlackmansStreet.Today Kenneth Braswell is organizing the first National Save Our Sons Night. Fathers Incorporated has announced a number of events leading up to the first annual “National Save Our Sons Night.” National Save Our Sons Night will be held across the country Feb. 6, 2015, but there will be national and local events throughout January preceding the finale. Some 34[Read More…]