Black general took command of West Point on Monday

He is the school’s 60th superintendent By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today U.S. Army Lieutenant General Darryl A. Williams has been named the 60th superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, making him the first African American to  command the school, which was founded in 1802. General Williams assumed command on Monday during a ceremony in Jefferson Hall.[Read More…]

San Francisco is not so progressive when it comes to blacks

By Frederick H. Lowe Recently, we celebrated the election of London Breed as San Francisco’s first black woman mayor. This week, we are horrified learn about what’s happening in what some call America’s most-progressive city. Hangman’s nooses, tied around the necks of three black dolls, were placed inside a Porta Potty on the construction site of a 43-story high rise[Read More…]

Black Men Share Their Lessons from Fatherhood

By Kenae Damon ( – Educator, author and speaker, Dr. Jawanza Kanjufu, says, “We encourage every man to be a responsible father. There has never been a time when we did not need our fathers.” As Father’s Day rolls around we reflect on the brothers, uncles, cousins, and friends who have become dads over the years and vowed to take care[Read More…]

Real Men Cook is cooking up healthier eats for Father’s Day

The 29th annual Real Men Cook celebration will be held Father’s Day, June 17th, with continued emphasis on honoring black fathers, other black-male caregivers and encouraging participating men and their families to eat healthy. The celebration will be held from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm June 17th at Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, said Ayinde Cartman,[Read More…]

African-American seniors struggle to find therapists who understand

  By Jeneé Darden KQED Radio “California Report” Also, listen to the audio version online.  Black Men Speak chair Joe Anderson (L) with member James Glenn.  (Jeneé Darden/KQED)   SAN FRANCISCO–Choosing the right mental health therapist means finding connection and trust. For some African American seniors living in the San Francisco Bay Area, for instance, finding that therapist takes extra work.[Read More…]

When North Korea and the U.S. meet, will Dennis Rodman be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?

  By Frederick H. Lowe There’s a lot of talk that President Donald Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with North Korea and thus lowering world tensions. But others argue that Dennis Rodman deserves that honor, or if Trump receives the coveted award he should share it with Rodman. Rodman, a former NBA star, has been[Read More…]

Report: Brando and Pryor were lovers

The Godfather got made or was it laid by Richard Pryor. Quincy Jones said in an interview with “Vulture”  that Academy Award-winning actor Marlon Brando had an affair with acclaimed standup comedian Richard Pryor. It’s not clear if this was a one night stand or a relationship that was conducted over a span of months or years. Jennifer Lee, Pryor’s[Read More…]

Black History Notes

  Greensboro sit-in Four black male college students began a sit-in on February 1, 1960 that made the nation stand up and take notice. The students took seats at Woolworth’s whites-only lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., forcing the department store chain to eventually drop its segregationist policies. The students —- Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McClain, David Richmond and[Read More…]

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