Juneteenth was celebrated Tuesday

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement concerning the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved blacks throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. By 1860, Texas had 182, 566 slaves or over 30 percent of the state’s total population. [Read More…]


African Union to hold summit in ‘Slavery Hub’

( – “Corruption” is the theme of this year’s African Union Summit to be held next month in the capital of Mauritania – a country better known for being the last country in the world to ban slavery. According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, Mauritania has one of the highest rates of slavery in the world, with an estimated[Read More…]

Kanye West says he’s mentally ill

  A break from the overwhelming silence on an issue that many blacks consider taboo By Frederick H. Lowe Rapper Kanye West is known for saying things some blacks consider pretty crazy, like supporting President Trump, a racist villain to many African Amerians, and saying slavery by African Americans was a choice. West also said on national TV during Hurricane[Read More…]

Museum that memorializes black lynching victims opens in Montgomery, Alabama

By Frederick H. Lowe The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum has opened to teach  American history never published in textbooks. The museum is a memorial to the 4,400 African Americans murdered in terrorist lynchings, which included beatings, drownings and being burned at the stake by whites between 1877 and 1950 in 12 Southern States including[Read More…]

Jefferson Davis Loses the War Again

His Statue Is Removed in New Orleans By Frederick H. Lowe NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans today removed a statue honoring Jefferson Davis, president of Confederacy, and there are more plans to remove the remaining two statues that celebrate the Confederacy and white supremacy. The removal of the Jefferson Davis statue on Jefferson Davis Parkway was completed during the[Read More…]

West Virginia was the first southern state to end slavery

  by Frederick H. Lowe NorthStar News readers Sharon Gale and General Parker were the only ones to  participate in last week’s contest about the first southern state to abolish slavery. Gale said is was South Carolina. Later Gale wrote she had to do more research. Sharon, thanks for participating, but your answer was incorrect. South Carolina was the[Read More…]


  John Head Author John Head hit the nail on the head with his 2004 book, Black Men and Depression: Saving Our Lives, Healing Our Families and Friends. Head, a 1999-2000 Fellow in the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Program in Atlanta, writes about mental illness and depression, subjects that at the time were little discussed among African-American men. The[Read More…]


  Delaware governor pardons black abolitionist African Americans who sought to escape slavery were called mentally ill by Frederick H. Lowe Delaware Gov. Jack Markell on Monday pardoned black abolitionist Samuel D. Burris, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, 168 years to the day he was convicted and sentenced to prison and to servitude for helping black men and women[Read More…]