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Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke

Former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke Coordinated the Arrest of the Boston Strangler

Brooke died Saturday By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, the first popularly elected African American to serve in the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction, died Saturday at his home in Coral Gables, Fla. Sen. Brooke, a Republican, who served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1967 to 1979, was 95 years old. Before Brooke was elected to[Read More…]

Don Rojas

Reparations Conference Scheduled for New York

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Growing outrage surrounding homicides of unarmed African-American men by police and the refusal by grand juries to indict the officers has sparked new interest about the reparations movement in the United States, according to Don Rojas, spokesman for the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, which is hosting a reparations conference April 9-12 in[Read More…]

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Historic Park Established

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Congress has voted to establish a national historic park for Harriet Tubman, a conductor on the Underground Railroad. The U.S. Senate voted in December to establish a Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in her former home in Cayuga County, N.Y. and Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she grew up. Congress also passed similar legislation. The[Read More…]