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Trans-Pacific Partnership: What’s in it for Black Workers?

[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]   Editorial By Frederick H. Lowe The United States Senate has given President Barack Obama a green light to go ahead with the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA), which is the right to negotiate the[Read More…]

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Clinical Psychologist to Head Cook County Jail, the Nation’s Largest Mental Health Institution

[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 Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, a clinical psychologist, has been named executive director of Cook County (Illinois) Jail, the nation’s largest mental health institution, and her appointment supports Sheriff Tom Dart’s view as well[Read More…]

Will the proposed trade agreement be another bad deal for black workers?

[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]   Previous deals have cost black workers hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs African Americans have lost 281,000 manufacturing jobs since China joined the World Trade Organization   By Frederick H. Lowe President Barack Obama is seeking Congressional[Read More…]

Head of U.S. Black Chambers Supports Trans-Pacific Partnership

[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]   Critics say an agreement could cause a further loss of manufacturing jobs, hurting black-male workers By Frederick H. Lowe Ron Busby, Sr., president of The U.S. Black Chambers Inc., which calls itself the National Voice of Black[Read More…]

Locked Behind Bars and Out of Reach of Social Security

[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 CHICAGO—In an unprecedented move, Chicago officials have agreed to pay $5.5 million in reparations to black men who spent decades in prison after police tortured them into confessing to crimes they didn’t commit.[Read More…]

Black Men Suffer from Mental Illness: How Racism Figures In

[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]   The definition of mental illness has a racist history rooted in slavery By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO–Horace Howard has been committed to Tinley Park Mental Health Center five times for auditory and visual hallucinations and once to[Read More…]

The Closing of the Woodlawn Mental Health Center Disrupted the Lives of the Black Men It Served

[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]   The center provided the men with a refuge and some of them still call it home By Frederick H. Lowe CHICAGO—-William Robinson was afraid to leave his home on Chicago’s South Side after being robbed twice at[Read More…]

Texas Tech to Award a Honorary Degree to a Wrongfully Convicted Student

[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 Texas Tech University’s Board of Regents has voted to award an honorary degree to Timothy Cole, a former business student who died in a Texas prison for the crime he didn’t commit. School officials[Read More…]

A Day in the Life of Black Men: Microaggressions, a Subtle Form of Racism

[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 CHICAGO—Marcus Murray was walking in Hyde Park the other day. Murray was wearing sweat pants and a hooded sweat shirt, though he wasn’t wearing the face-concealing hood. However, his hands were in his[Read More…]

Miss Japan Is Afro-Japanese

[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]   There is a newly crowned Miss Universe Japan, but some Japanese don’t like her because she is African American and Japanese. Ariana Miyamoto, who is 20, is called “hafu”—half Japanese because she is biracial, recently stood her[Read More…]