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Black law firms score a major winby Frederick H. LoweStaff WriterThe NorthStar News & AnalysisA Florida jury has handed a client of two African-American law firms one of the biggest legal victories ever.A Pensacola jury on Friday awarded Cynthia Robinson over $16 billion in compensatory damages and $23 billion in punitive damages in her lawsuit against R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.Robinson was represented by Willie E. Gary of Gary, Williams, Parenti & Watson, P.L.L.C. of Stuart, Fla., and Christopher Chestnut of The Chestnut Firm, which has offices in Gainesville and Jacksonsville, Fla. The firm also has an office in Atlanta.
Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, a Milwaukee business executive, has been installed as the 29th international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the oldest Greek letter organization established for African-American college-educated women.
Steve Jobs' Widow Commits and So Do NBA Playersby Frederick H. LoweStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & AnalysisPresident Barack Obama on Monday announced new commitments, including ones from the National Basketball Players Association and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' widow, to “My Brother’s Keeper,” a program he announced in February to improve the lives of young African-American men and other boys of color.
Group Asking for Justice Department Investigationby Hazel Trice Edney(TriceEdneyWire.com) --- Outrage continues to grow over the beating of a black woman by an officer of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A group of protestors met for a rally July 12 to demand that the officer be fired.
NorthStar News & Analysis EditorialThe unofficial propaganda war to return the cops to duty has already begunby Frederick H. LoweStaff WriterThe NorthStar News & AnalysisBlack people recently have witnessed two heinous incidents in which police on both coasts shattered any confidence many of us had in law enforcement.
July 211959 ----- Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green made his debut on this day with the Boston Red Sox, the last Major League Baseball team to sign an African-American player. His father named him Elijah, but his mother called him "Pumpsie," though it is not clear why.In his first game as a Red Sox player, Green pinch ran for Vic Wertz before playing shortstop in a game the BoSox lost 2-1 to the Chicago White Sox. His first hit at Fenway Park was a triple off the Green Monster. One week after the BoSox signed Green, the team purchased the contract of Earl Wilson, Boston's second black player.