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Black Agenda Must Be Economics: Billionaire Peebles

Black Agenda Must Be Economics: Billionaire Peebles Developer believes building businesses, creating jobs take priority over events like Ferguson
 
by Burney Simpson
Staff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis

America 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.

Record Number of Black Nominees for State and Federal Offices in the Mid-Term Elections

Record Number of Black Nominees for State and Federal Offices in the Mid-Term Elections Five black women could be elected to Congress

by Frederick H. Lowe
Staff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis

A record number of African Americans are nominees for federal and state offices in the upcoming mid-term elections in November.

Head of U.S. Secret Service Resigns

Head of U.S. Secret Service Resigns by Frederick H. Lowe
Staff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis

Jeh 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.

Holder Resignation Catches Civil Rights Leaders Off Guard

Holder Resignation Catches Civil Rights Leaders Off Guard Sudden Announcement Causes Need to Regroup

by Hazel Trice Edney
WASHINGTON --- 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.

Jury Convicts Michael Dunn of Murdering Unarmed Teenager

Jury Convicts Michael Dunn of Murdering Unarmed Teenager by Frederick H. Lowe
Staff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis

A 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.

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Moves Its Offices

by Frederick H. Lowe
Staff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis

The 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.

Conyers’ Panel at CBC Addresses Ferguson

Conyers’ Panel at CBC Addresses Ferguson by Burney Simpson
Staff 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.

Preserving Black History Treasures on Tap in Washington, D.C.

Preserving Black History Treasures on Tap in Washington, D.C. African American history experts to offer a free review of family books, photos, other items
 
by Burney Simpson
Staff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis

The 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.

GE Donates $5 Million to the National Museum of African American History

GE Donates $5 Million to the National Museum of African American History by Rosemary Eng
Staff Writer, The NorthStar News & Analysis

General Electric Corp. has presented a $5 million gift to become a founding donor of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Blackphone is Considered One of the Top Trends of 2014

blackphone by Frederick H. Lowe
Staff Writer
The NorthStar News & Analysis

One 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.

Want Black Bucks? Use Social Media

by Burney Simpson
Staff Writer
The NorthStar News & Analysis

The 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.

Kimetto Sets World Record in Berlin Marathon

Kimetto Sets World Record in Berlin Marathon 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.

The “Mainstream” Press Protects Chicken Hawks

The “Mainstream” Press Protects Chicken Hawks 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.

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