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Author and historian Ibram X. Kendi to speak Friday at Evanston Township High School

Author and historian Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., will discuss his latest book “How to Be an Antiracist,” Friday, September 6 at the Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois. Marcus Campbell, assistant superintendent/ principal of Evanston Township High School, will interview Dr. Kendi from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Kendi is founding director of The Antiracist and Policy Center[Read More…]

Albert Woodfox, who spent 43 years in solitary confinement, will speak at the University of Illinois in Chicago

Albert Woodfox, who spent 43 years in solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola, for a crime he didn’t commit, is scheduled to speak  this month at the University of Illinois Student Center in Chicago Woodfox’s speech is scheduled to begin a 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, at the UIC Student Center East, Room 302, 750 S.[Read More…]

Majority of black workers support universal basic income for those displaced by automation

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today An overwhelming percentage of black workers support free college or free job training if they are displaced from their jobs by automation. The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a think tank for black elected officials, reported 85 percent of African Americans supported this position, followed by 78 percent of Asian Americans,75 percent[Read More…]

The late Jackie Wilson will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The late Jackie “Mr. Excitement” Wilson will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at an upcoming ceremony. Rana Ghadban, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, will award the star on September 4 to John Wilson, Jackie Wilson’s son.   Harlene Harris Wilson, his widow, died in August. They will accept the star during a[Read More…]

Court okays lawsuit against the FBI in Dylann Roof massacare at a black church

Roof never should have been permitted to buy the gun he used to murder members of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church because of a prior drug arrest, but the FBI botched the federal background check, enabling the purchase By Frederick H Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The survivors and estates of nine black parishioners slaughtered by white supremacist Dylann Roof during a church Bible[Read More…]

Black police sergeant punished for Eric Garner’s death

Punishment follows firing of officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed Garner The New York City Police Department has disciplined Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, supervisor of police officer Daniel Pantaleo who murdered Eric Garner over the sale of loose or untaxable cigarettes. The department recently fired Pantaleo after he employed a chokehold, ruled illegal by the police department, to murder of Garner in[Read More…]

Dr. Carl C. Bell

  Dr. Carl C. Bell  Memorial services recently were held for Dr. Carl C. Bell, a black psychiatrist, based in Chicago. Dr. Bell was a visionary, academic, author, founder and director of a large mental health clinic on Chicago’s South Side that served African Americans.   He sounded the alarm about Black on Black crime, which receives less extensive media attention[Read More…]

Indonesia will build new capital because Jakarta, it’s current capital, is sinking

   Indonesia is building a new capital because Jakarta, the nation’s current capital city, is sinking and will be completely underwater in 30 years, experts say. President Joko Widodo announced Monday that a new capital will be constructed on the island of Borneo close to the cities of Balikpapan and Samarinda. President Widodo did not name the new capital. Construction[Read More…]

Florida jury convicts white man in the deadly shooting of a black man involving the state’s stand your ground law

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Florida’s stand your ground law was seriously wounded on Friday, but only time will tell if its mortally wounded. A Florida jury found Michael Drejka, a white man, guilty of the manslaughter in the July 18, 2018, shooting death of Markeis McGlockton, an unarmed black man, during a fight over a Clearwater convenience store[Read More…]

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