Congressional Black Caucus wants marijuana decriminalized

Police arrest blacks at much higher rates than whites for marijuana possession But some blacks are uncomfortable with legalization By Frederick H. Lowe The Congressional Black Caucus announced on Friday its support of decriminalization of marijuana, the centerpiece of the nation’s war on drugs that landed thousands of black men and women in prison until states began legalizing it for[Read More…]


When North Korea and the U.S. meet, will Dennis Rodman be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize?

  By Frederick H. Lowe There’s a lot of talk that President Donald Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with North Korea and thus lowering world tensions. But others argue that Dennis Rodman deserves that honor, or if Trump receives the coveted award he should share it with Rodman. Rodman, a former NBA star, has been[Read More…]

President Obama Says, ‘Post Racial’ America Was ‘Never Realistic’

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) — In a tearful televised address before a passionate and exuberant crowd of 18,000 in Chicago, President Barack Obama gave his departing speech Tuesday night, imploring African Americans and others of diverse races and backgrounds to empathize with each other for a “more perfect union.” Amidst the pain of racism and discrimination for Blacks and[Read More…]

Former Philadelphia Congressman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

By Frederick H. Lowe A U. S. District Court judge Monday sentenced former Congressman Chaka Fattah, Sr., to 10 years in prison for his conviction last June on racketeering charges. Judge Harvey Bartle of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia ordered the 60-year-old Fattah to report to prison in January. Fattah represented Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District since 1994 until[Read More…]

Congressman Cedric Richmond to Lead the Congressional Black Caucus

By Frederick H. Lowe Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond has been elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the 115th Congress, which begins Jan. 3, 2017. “I commend Representative Richmond on becoming the new chairman,” said G. K. Butterfield, the outgoing chairman. “We have much work ahead of us during the 115th Congress, and I am confident Representative Richmond will[Read More…]

Survey: More Blacks Are Voting Against Trump Than Are Voting for Clinton

By Frederick H. Lowe Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive a lot of  black votes in Tuesday’s national election, but a number of black voters are expected to hold their noses when they cast their ballots for the former U.S. Secretary of State who has called some African Americans “superpredators.”  Former President Bill Clinton’s tough on crime bill also sent thousands[Read More…]

Obama Presidential Library set for Chicago’s South Side

By Frederick H. Lowe President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have selected Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side as the site for President Obama’s presidential library, according to numerous unconfirmed press reports. An official announcement is expected today. The Barack Obama Foundation decided to build the library in Jackson Park, near the University of Chicago, where President Obama[Read More…]

Clinton selects Kaine as VP running mate

He belongs to a mostly black church, but he supports job-killing trade deals By Frederick H. Lowe U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D. Va.), who has been selected by Hillary Clinton as her vice presidential running mate, is a member of a predominately black Catholic church in Richmond, Va., but he also supported fast-tracking the Trans Pacific Partnership, an international trade[Read More…]

Trump says he is the “Law & Order” candidate

Trade deals and immigration have done in black workers, he says. Others agree.   By Frederick H. Lowe Donald Trump, who took out full-page newspaper ads calling for the death penalty of New York’s Central Park Five, following  a 1989 rape conviction of which they were later acquitted, on Thursday night accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for President, declaring several[Read More…]

Fattah resigns from Congress

Follow-up U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, Sr. (D., Pa.) on Thursday resigned from Congress, two days after a federal jury convicted him on all counts for his involvement in a RICO (The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) conspiracy in a public corruption case. The 59-year-old Fattah, who was elected to office in 1994, representing Pennsylvania’s second Congressional District, resigned from[Read More…]