Politics

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

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   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[Read More…]

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

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   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[Read More…]

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

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   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[Read More…]

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

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   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[Read More…]

NAACP Applauds Baltimore Grand Jury Indictments in Freddie Gray Case

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   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[Read More…]

Trans-Pacific Partnership: What’s in it for Black Workers?

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Editorial By Frederick H. Lowe The United States Senate has given President Barack Obama a green light to go ahead with the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA), which is the right to negotiate the[Read More…]

Clinical Psychologist to Head Cook County Jail, the Nation’s Largest Mental Health Institution

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By Frederick H. Lowe Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia, a clinical psychologist, has been named executive director of Cook County (Illinois) Jail, the nation’s largest mental health institution, and her appointment supports Sheriff Tom Dart’s view as well[Read More…]

Will the proposed trade agreement be another bad deal for black workers?

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Previous deals have cost black workers hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs African Americans have lost 281,000 manufacturing jobs since China joined the World Trade Organization   By Frederick H. Lowe President Barack Obama is seeking Congressional[Read More…]

United States Military Academy honors Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Classmates didn’t speak to Davis when he was a West Point cadet By Frederick H. Lowe The United States Military Academy is erecting cadet barracks that will be named in honor of Four-Star General Benjamin O. Davis[Read More…]

It’s Sweet Home Chicago for President Obama’s Presidential Library

The foundation  also will maintain offices in New York and Hawaii By Frederick H. Lowe After weeks of  speculative newspaper articles and rumors, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made it official on Tuesday, announcing that the Barack Obama Presidential Center will be located on Chicago’s South Side, where the president worked as a community organizer and was[Read More…]