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Developer believes building businesses, creating jobs take priority over events like Ferguson by Burney SimpsonStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & AnalysisAmerica and African Americans would be better off focusing on economics and jobs rather than the killing in August of Michael Brown, argues R. Donahue Peebles, the African-American billionaire and chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corp., a privately held real estate development firm. Black leadership has expended too much political capital reacting to the shooting of Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, says Peebles, and they’ve forgotten the underlying cause of the death.
Five black women could be elected to Congressby Frederick H. LoweStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & AnalysisA record number of African Americans are nominees for federal and state offices in the upcoming mid-term elections in November.
by Frederick H. LoweStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & AnalysisJeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, announced on Wednesday that he had accepted the resignation of Julia Pierson, director of the U.S. Secret Service, following several incidents including a man armed with a knife getting well inside the White House before he was stopped by an off-duty Secret Service agent.
Sudden Announcement Causes Need to Regroupby Hazel Trice EdneyWASHINGTON --- When the news broke that Attorney General Eric Holder had decided to resign after six years, civil rights leaders were in the middle of a press conference with the parents of Ferguson, Mo., police shooting victim Michael Brown and the mother of Staten Island, N.Y., police chokehold victim Eric Garner.
by Frederick H. LoweStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & AnalysisA Florida Jury on Wednesday convicted Michael Dunn of first degree murder in the Nov. 23, 2012, shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Jacksonville gas station.The jury of one black man, one black woman, seven white men and three white women deliberated five and half hours before finding Dunn guilty.
by Frederick H. LoweStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & AnalysisThe Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a think tank for black-elected officials, has moved its offices to a new location in Washington, D.C., although former employees said the company has closed due to substantial money problems.Spencer Overton, the Joint Center’s interim president and CEO, agreed the center has had and continues to experience financial problems.
by Burney SimpsonStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis“We seem to be in a pandemic of police misconduct ... where many are guilty until proven innocent,” said Cornell William Brooks, president of the NAACP, during a panel discussion on the killing this summer of the unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., by a local police officer.
African American history experts to offer a free review of family books, photos, other items by Burney SimpsonStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & AnalysisThe Smithsonian wants to help you clean up your attic. The National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
by Rosemary EngStaff Writer, The NorthStar News & AnalysisGeneral Electric Corp. has presented a $5 million gift to become a founding donor of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
by Frederick H. LoweStaff WriterThe NorthStar News & AnalysisOne of the 10 top trends for 2014 is not the Apple iPhone 6, but the Blackphone which encrypts email messages among other things, according to the recently completed Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet in Chicago.The Blackphone, which was discussed during a standing-room-only presentation titled "10 Tech Trends in Journalism" enables owners to speak and chat knowing that their conversations are off the grid of surveillance.
by Burney SimpsonStaff WriterThe NorthStar News & AnalysisThe buying power of African Americans has reached $1 trillion, and could grow to $1.3 trillion in the next few years, according to the The African American Consumer 2014 Report, which was recently released by Nielsen and Essence magazine at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.The survey found that African Americans are early adopters of new technology and are heavy users of digital media, a finding borne out at Essence, Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications, told The NorthStar News & Analysis. “We have 2.8 million unique visitors to our site each month, and most visit on a Smart phone or mobile device,” said Ebanks.
Kenyan marathoner Dennis Kipruto Kimetto broke the world record on Sunday in Berlin, covering the 26.2 mile course in a flame-throwing 2:02:57.Berlin's flat course is the place to set marathon records. A year ago almost to the day, Wilson Kipsong, also of Kenya, set a world record of 2:03:23. Six of the last men's marathon records have been set in Berlin.
by A. Peter Bailey(TriceEdneyWire.com) --- Once again the American press is allowing chicken hawks and armchair warriors to rant about the U.S. going to war in the Middle East without asking them one very basic question. That question is whether a single son, grandson, brother, sister, niece, or nephew of the trash-talking warmongers will actually fight to defend the national security of the U.S., which they insist is under imminent threat from evildoers.