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Lori Lightfoot is on the Goodfoot with Chicago voters

    Lightfoot wins all 50 Chicago wards. Black women now control Chicago’s four top-elected offices   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Chicago voters on Tuesday elected Lori Lightfoot the city’s first black woman mayor by a surprisingly wide margin over rival Toni Preckwinkle in an election with a very low voter turnout. Lightfoot, who has never held an[Read More…]

Restaurant employee allegedly stabs black businessman who asked permission to use the bathroom

A Bahamian businessman has cautioned his country’s residents to be on their guard while visiting the U.S. after he was stabbed by an Arab restaurant employee while attempting to use the bathroom. Fawaz Zarif Hassan, who is Muslim,  slashed Harold Williams, a manager of Bahamasair,  on his left cheek on Saturday as he walked to the rear of Pines Market[Read More…]

Fire damages home of the widow of a NASA astronaut

A fire damaged the Texas home owned by Cheryl McNair, widow of NASA astronaut Ronald McNair, but firefighters were able to save McNair’s space-flight memorabilia. Cheryl McNair was sleeping in her home, which is located in El Lago, near Houston, when the fire alarm woke her on Wednesday. Firefighters were also able to save her cat, Rocka, but the two-story[Read More…]

Scholarship named for college alumnus shot to death by police in his own apartment

Harding University is honoring 2016 alumnus Botham Jean who was shot to death in his Dallas apartment by an off-duty cop who claimed she had entered the living space thinking it was hers before shooting him to death, believing he was a burglar. “Harding University in cooperation with PwC, formerly Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and the family of Botham Jean, has established[Read More…]

University of Ghana removes statue of Gandhi because he was a racist

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A statue of Mohandas K. Gandhi, who is called the Father of India because his peaceful protests ended the country’s 190-year British rule, has been removed from the campus of the University of Ghana in the capital city of Accra. Many people, even some who admired his strategy, considered Gandhi a racist because of[Read More…]

Former Chicago alderman who voted to close needed mental health clinics in black neighborhoods could end up in prison

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Former Chicago 20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran who voted with the city’s other black alderman to close mental health clinics in African- American neighborhoods where they were sorely needed, is headed for prison after pleading guilty earlier this month to wire fraud. Cochran’s former ward included the Woodlawn Adult Health Center on Chicago’s South Side[Read More…]

Mozambique reports 139 cases of cholera in the wake of cyclone Idai

Mozambique officials have confirmed 139 cases of cholera, a deadly infection of the small intestine if left untreated. The cholera epidemic resulted from Cyclone Idai, which has killed at least 468 people in Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe, and Malawi, government officials have reported. Cholera is a waterborne disease, thriving in conditions of poor hygiene. It causes acute diarrhea that is fatal[Read More…]

Emergency visits for seniors abusing opiods have increased

  Emergency department (ED) visits by people age 65 and older who were identified with opioid misuse and dependence more than tripled between 2006 and 2014, according to new research published by researchers at Towson University. The study also discovered that opioid misuse was associated with an increased number of chronic conditions, greater injury risk, and higher rates of alcohol[Read More…]

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