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Owner of Carolina Panthers Donates $100,000 to Pay Funeral Expenses for Church Murder Victims

  Terrorist Massacre in Charleston Jerry Richardson, founder and owner of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, has donated $100,000 for funeral expenses to the families whose loved ones were murdered by a white gunman Wednesday evening while attending Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. Bakari Sellers a Charleston attorney and politician,[Read More…]

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Released to Home Confinement

  Politics By Frederick H. Lowe Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., son of civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, was released Monday from a Baltimore halfway house to his Washington, D.C., home to complete the remainder of his prison sentence, a Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson tells NorthStar News Today. “Former Congressman Jackson is now under home confinement to complete[Read More…]

University of Virginia Honor Student Talks Arrest, Future

 Police Brutality By Joey Matthews Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Martese Johnson still has two scars on his forehead and one under his left eye. The rising fourth-year University of Virginia honors student also bears deep emotional wounds, for which he has undergone counseling. The scars are reminders to Johnson of[Read More…]

White Gunman Murders 9 Worshippers in a Black Church—This story has been updated

  Alleged killer gunman captured By Frederick H. Lowe A white gunman  who walked into an African-American church in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday night and shot and killed nine worshippers, attending Bible study, has been captured without incident even though police warned he was armed and very dangerous. Charles Frances, spokesperson for the Charleston police department, said the alleged murderer Dylann[Read More…]

Grave of Obama’s Father to Get Facelift Before Presidential Visit

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) –– Preparing for a visit next month by President Barack Obama, officials of Siaya County in Kenya will spend 1 million shillings or just over $10,000 on the restoration, maintenance and care of the president’s father’s grave. Governor Cornel Rasanga gave the Department of Tourism the go-ahead[Read More…]

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky said she will oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership in a Letter to NorthStar News Today.com

  Dear Mr. [Frederick] Lowe: Thank you for writing to share the recent article at northstarnewstoday.com.  I appreciate hearing from you. I’m grateful that you took the time to share the article you wrote with me. As a member of the House Trade Working Group, I have followed the ongoing TPP negotiations very closely, and I find many of your criticisms of the proposed[Read More…]

Judge Upholds Firing of a Chicago Cop Who Posed with a Black Man Wearing Antlers

  Cook County, Ill., Judge Thomas R. Allen on Wednesday upheld the firing of Timothy McDermott, a former Chicago police officer, who posed in a photograph with an unnamed black man wearing antlers as if he were a hunting trophy. The Chicago Police Board narrowly voted 5-4 to fire McDermott in 2013, but McDermott appealed the decision. During a 30-minute[Read More…]

Tennessee Town Will Honor Forgotten NAACP Official on the 75th Anniversary of His Murder

  By Frederick H. Lowe Elbert Williams, the first NAACP official murdered for attempting to restore voting rights for African-American residents of majority black Hayward County, Tennessee, will be honored with the installation of a state-historical marker in downtown Brownsville, Tennessee, 75 years after his mutilated body was found floating in the Hatchie River. The installation of the historical marker,[Read More…]

Civil Unrest Expected This Summer — The Same Dynamics Were In Force 50 Years Ago

  NEWS ANALYSIS By Richard Cohen (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The indictment of six Baltimore police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray was greeted with cheers from many in Baltimore and a collective sigh of relief from much of the country. At the same time, fully 96 percent of Americans expect additional racial disturbances this summer, according to a[Read More…]

NAACP Applauds Baltimore Grand Jury Indictments in Freddie Gray Case

  By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Following major protests after grand juries refused to indict police officers who killed unarmed Eric Garner in New York and Ferguson’s Michael Brown, the NAACP is applauding the grand jury indictments of six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old Gray died in police custody on April 25. “The[Read More…]

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