Report: Saudi Crown Prince put spyware in Jeff Bezos’s cell phone

Two special Rapporteurs said in a statement suggesting that a WhatsApp account belonging to Crown Prince Mohammed Salman was used to deploy spyware on the cellphone of Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post. The spyware’s role either influence, if not silence the newspaper’s reporting on the Kingdom.” “The allegations reinforce other reporting pointing to a pattern of targeted surveillance[Read More…]

Rutgers selects new president

  First black man to serve as president in Rutgers History Rutgers University today named Jonathan Holloway, the school’s 21st president and the first black man to hold the office. Rutgers was founded November 10, 1766. The Rutgers Board of Governors approved Holloway’s appointment during a joint meeting of the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees. Holloway will begin[Read More…]

NFL airs public service announcement about a deadly police shooting of a stranded black motorist during the AFC championship game

  The NFL aired a dramatic ad during Sunday’s AFC championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans about a cop shooting to death a black musician whose van had broken down along the side of the road. Anquan Boldin, who was playing for the San Francisco 49ers at the time, was the ad’s narrator. Boldin’s wife[Read More…]

Muslims will meet in Washington State’s capital on Dr. King’s Day

Angered and alarmed by recent events in which Iranian-Americans were questioned for hours at a border crossing, the Council on American Islamic Relations Washington and the Somali Health Board have teamed to bring more than 150 Muslims to Olympia, the capital of the Evergreen State, for the annual Muslim Day on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.[Read More…]

New Jersey Officials Insult The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Linn Washington Jr. Officials in the city of Birmingham, Alabama recently approved a resolution to preserve the jail cell where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last period of incarceration five months prior to his assassination in April 1968. However, in the state where Dr. King staged his first formal protest against discrimination and filed his[Read More…]

States sue to block restrictive changes to Food Stamps Program

Nearly a quarter of the African American population receives food stamps   Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have filed a federal lawsuit to prevent the Trump Administration from cutting off nearly 700,000 Americans from participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program under new, more restrictive guidelines they have proposed that will take effect later this year. The lawsuit[Read More…]

African Americans are 40 percent of the nation’s homeless population

The total number of homeless is 567,715 and 40 percent or 225, 735 are African American,  although only 13 percent of the nation’s population is black, according to “The 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.” The numbers are based on “Point-In-Time Estimates of Homelessness” taken one night in January 2020. The Point-In-Time Estimates reported that 27 percent of the[Read More…]

Congressional Black Caucus to host “emergency” leadership summit

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The Congressional Black Caucus will convene a 2020 Black Leadership Summit in Washington to discuss a number of crucial issues that have grown more urgent over the years. The meeting, defined as “An Emergency Convening” will be held February 4 in the United States Capitol. The conference begins at 8a.m and ends at 2:30 p.m.[Read More…]

House votes to send articles of impeachment to the Senate

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The House of Representatives today voted along party lines to send two articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate for the trial of President Donald Trump, the third in U.S. history. The House voted 228 to 193 to send the articles of impeachment to the Republican-controlled Senate. Pelosi,  along with other members of Congress, walked[Read More…]