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Supreme Court rules Oklahoma is Indian territory

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet. Today Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring 3 million acres of land Indian Territory in Oklahoma traces its history back to Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which forcibly removed tribes off of their native lands in Alabama and Georgia so hundreds of thousands of acres could be given to white farmers.   The removal is known as the Trail of Tears, which involved the relocation of more  100,000 Native Americans, forcing them to relocate[Read More…]

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Trump administration cuts ties with WHO, an organization U.S. helped found

  The Trump administration formally notified the United Nations this week the United States is ending its membership in the World Health Organization. The announcement came the same day that  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director general, said the coronavirus is spreading rapidly with no end in sight. “The Administration’s move to formally withdraw from WHO amid the greatest public[Read More…]

Covid-19 is making it difficult for Blacks and Hispanics to pay rent and mortgage

The Covid-19 pandemic has treated Blacks and Hispanics harshly. Blacks and Hispanics die at a much higher rates compared with Whites from Covid-19. Now there is even more bad news. To prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, states ordered non-essential businesses to close, leading to layoffs of workers since March 13. The loss of income from the layoffs have made[Read More…]

Turmoil at Essence magazine

  Advertisers are being asked to withdraw their support of the magazine until new management is in place New interim CEO for Essence Communications The change follows a post condemning the magazine’s current management By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today  Caroline Wanga, who joined Essence from Target Stores on June 29 as its new Chief Growth Officer, has stepped in as[Read More…]

NAACP will move its headquarters to D.C.

The NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, is moving its national headquarters from Baltimore to Washington D.C. The NAACP has signed a letter of intent to move into the Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs, 2000 14th Street N.W., said Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. Washington’s deputy manager for planning and economic development plans to develop the Reeves[Read More…]