Briefs

NFL doesn’t score with Rihanna and Pink

Superstar singers Rihanna and Pink have turned down an offer to sing during next year’s Super Bowl half time show to support for former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick began taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. Rolling Stone magazine reported Pink and Rihanna have refused to appear during Super Bowl LIII. Pink told[Read More…]

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African Americans’ Skin Tone Impacts Justice System Contact

SENTENCING PROJECT–Darker skinned African Americans have a higher chance of having been arrested or incarcerated than those with lighter skin, Ellis P. Monk finds in “The Color of Punishment: African Americans, Skin Tone, and the Criminal Justice System,” published in Ethnic and Racial Studies. Race has long shaped the likelihood of contact with the criminal justice system—African Americans are incarcerated[Read More…]

Robert Mugabe is buried

Robert Mugabe, founding leader of Zimbabwe, was buried Saturday in his home village of Kutama. Mr. Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years beginning in 1980, died September 6 from an undisclosed ailment in a Singapore hospital. He was 95. A Roman Catholic priest said Mass and members of Mr. Mugabe’s family gave speeches. He was buried in his rural[Read More…]

Ohio cancels more than 182,000 voter registrations

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Friday that 182,858 voter registrations have be cancelled in the key voting state of Ohio because they are not in compliance with state and federal laws. That number may be the tip of the iceberg because certain municipalities in Cuyahoga, Lucas and Summit counties held elections September 10, and registrations in those precincts[Read More…]

Oh, Brother ! Oh, Sister!

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The spotlight was once focused entirely on world-class gymnast Simone Biles and on NBA star Kawhi Leonard for their world-class accomplishments. However, the attention is now focused on their siblings for the crimes they are accused of committing. Cleveland police have charged Tevin Biles-Thomas, Simone Biles’ brother with three counts of murder for a deadly[Read More…]

A police officer who shot death an unarmed black man has a KKK application on his wall and three Confederate flags in his home and garage

The victim’s sister said she heard her brother pleading for his life before he died, but a prosecutor charged she was lying and a judge jailed her   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   A Muskegon, Michigan, police officer who shot to death an unarmed black man on September 24, 2009, following a traffic stop, had a framed Klu Klux[Read More…]

Cook County, Illinois, is home to the largest population of African Americans

But counties in Texas have to the fastest-growing black populations Cook County, Illinois, whose biggest city is Chicago, was home to the nation’s largest African American population in 2018, with 1. 3 million residents, the U.S. Census Bureau recently reported. Harris County, Texas, reported the largest numeric increase of African Americans between 2017 and 2018, adding 14, 017 blacks to[Read More…]

Apply for the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program; Deadline Is July 19

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Journalists in Aging Fellows Program is welcoming applications for its 10th cohort of reporters. The deadline is Friday, July 19. Since its founding in 2010, this program has been responsible for nearly 700 news stories produced by 156 alumni. It has two goals: to educate journalists about issues in aging, better allowing them to[Read More…]

Magic goes poof

Magic Johnson unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers after a disappointing season even though LeBron James was on the team’s roster. Johnson announced he was quitting the Lakers during a news conference. He did not even tell his boss Jeanie Buss, the team’s owner, that he was leaving. Johnson indicated that he[Read More…]