Men

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…]

George Zimmerman, shut up

NorthStar/Black Man’s Street Editorial George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. An all-women’s jury, most of them white, including one who wanted to take a photograph with him after the verdict, acquitted Zimmerman of the charges. Now after killing their son, George is insulting Trayon’s parents. He accused them of not raising Trayvon right, implying that was the[Read More…]

Black men’s summit scheduled for Chicago

BlackBoard Chicago will hold its 3rd annual Black Men’s Summit Saturday, April 23, at North Park University. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. The title of this year’s summit is “Know Thy Brother, Know Thy Self:  A Gathering of Leaders.” BlackBoard’s website is www. Blackboardchicago.org. Go to the website and follow the[Read More…]

Briefs

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   Doctor speculates:  O. J.  Simpson maybe suffering from CTE Forensic neurologist Bennett Omalu, MD, the first person to identify chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of deceased football players, said he strongly believes that O. J. Simpson[Read More…]

Report: racist law enforcement rampant in London

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   By Linn Washington Jr. London, UK – A week after Noel Williams made a poignant plea to members of the British Parliament about the pain young blacks in London endure daily from racist policing in that city, he[Read More…]

Will this hair loss drug kill your sex drive?

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   Posted by Marla Paul Northwestern University Men taking the hair loss drug finasteride have access to very little information about the drug’s sexual side effects, experts say. None of the 34 published reports from clinical trials offer information[Read More…]

Four charged with shooting members of Black Lives Matter group

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   by Frederick H. Lowe MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin County (Minnesota) district attorney on Monday charged four men with assault or riot for shooting five members of Black Lives Matter outside Minneapolis’ 4th police precinct. Police arrested the[Read More…]

Low vitamin D linked to aggressive prostate cancer

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   by Erin White A vitamin D deficiency may increase the chance of developing aggressive forms of prostate cancer for some men who are at high risk for the disease. Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer[Read More…]