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A webinar to help black men heal from the daily verbal assaults

A second separate event in Chicago is designed to work with black men If, as a black man, you are more than ready to move beyond black-male stereotypes created and promoted during the ”Hate Black Men Movement” launched by white and black feminists, Coach Michael Taylor is hosting an event that will appeal to you. Taylor is putting on a[Read More…]

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U.S. Supreme Court decides lawsuit against Comcast by a black-owned company can proceed

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The U.S. Supreme Court indicated yesterday that a $20 billion lawsuit filed against Comcast Corporation, the nation’s largest cable operator,  by black-owned Entertainment Studio Networks (ESN) could proceed. The decision was outlined in a more than 70-page ruling. A final ruling is expected sometime in June. The U.S. Justice Department under President Donald Trump is[Read More…]

Elijah Cummings’ widow has announced that she will run to succeed him

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of  U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, has announced that she is running to succeed him, adding to an expected crowded field of candidates. The 48-year-old Rockeymoore Cummings announced her candidacy yesterday to serve out the remainder of her late husband’s term representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. Mr. Cummings was chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee,[Read More…]

Soul of a Nation, America’s Art Dialogue with Race and Civil Rights

  By Rosemary Eng correspondent and photographer BlackmansStreet.Today   SAN FRANCISCO — After the shocking attack in Birmingham, Alabama, using fire hoses and police dogs on civil rights demonstrators in 1963, followed not long afterwards by the call for civil rights by the March on Washington for jobs and freedom, 15 New York African American artists debated whether they could[Read More…]

Former L.A. Police chief named interim police superintendent of Chicago Police Department

Black Lives Matter L.A. called the decision to hire him a terrible mistake Others were milder in their criticism of Beck By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Charlie Beck, former police chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, who was named interim police superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, has come under withering criticism from Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles because of[Read More…]

Chicago’s Blue Line is a rolling, warm hotel for homeless black men

The Chicago Transit Authority ‘s Blue Line begins and ends its run at O’Hare International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports. Passengers take the Blue Line to O’Hare to catch their flights. Returning passengers hop aboard the subway to rode to a station near their home. The Blue Line route is 26.63 miles, stopping at 33 stations in Chicago[Read More…]

Late television journalist Gwen Ifill’s portrait to appear on the Forever Stamp

The United States Postal Service has unveiled a Forever Stamp honoring the late PBS journalist Gwen Ifill who died of cancer at the age of 61 in 2016. Ifill’s stamp will be part of the postal service’s Black Heritage series, which will be issued in 2020. Throughout her career, Ifill moderated vice-presidential debates and worked for 17 years as moderator[Read More…]

Black boys are more likely to be suspended from San Diego public schools

  Black boys who attend the San Diego Public Schools are suspended at a rate of 10.7 percent, which is 206 percent higher than the district average. This represents the highest suspension rate of any racial or gender group, according to a report released today by the Black Minds Project, an initiative of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab at[Read More…]