Tag: Frederick H. Lowe

$5.5 million in reparations for torture victims

  Black Lives Matter and other groups receive credit   by Frederick H. Lowe The City of Chicago in January began paying $5.5 million in reparations to 57 black men who were tortured into confessing to crimes they didn’t commit by disgraced former Chicago Police Department Commander Jon Burge and his notorious “midnight crew.” Their violent interactions with Chicago’s black[Read More…]

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  Former Detroit mayor said Michigan governors knew about Flint’s water problems   By Frederick H. Lowe Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, claims Michigan governors Jennifer Granholm and Rick Snyder knew about Flint’s water problems long before they received national and international attention because of the water’s high lead content. “Gov. Snyder is misleading people by saying he[Read More…]

Academy writes new script in face of a boycott

  Boycott, however, splits blacks in the film industry By Frederick H. Lowe With a boycott by black actors and a director dominating movie-theater marquees for the upcoming Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved a series of sweeping changes to make the mostly white-male academy more diverse. The Academy’s 51-member board announced on Friday it[Read More…]

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