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Human mission set for the 2030s
Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Sedrick Courtney, who spent 16 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, has been exonerated as a result of DNA evidence.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., is being treated for a bipolar disorder, officials of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., announced on Monday.
Here are the states of fatness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday that 12 states have very high obesity rates and that African Americans really need to step away from the table.
The 12 states, where at least 30 percent of the adult population is obese, are: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.
Mississippi, which is home to the nation’s largest black population, has the highest adult obesity rate.
Fisk University has received a payment of $30 million as part of an agreement to share the Stieglitz Art Collection with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.
With its famous Marching “100” band prohibited from participating in this season’s football halftime shows, officials of Florida A&M University said they will provide alternative entertainment.
by Frederick H. Lowe
As students prepare to return to class for a new school year, a major university has released a blistering report that paints African Americans as poster children for out-of-school suspensions.
The U.S. Justice Department on Friday reported that Meridian, Miss., operates a school-to-prison pipeline in which police arrested black students and jailed them for minor infractions such as dress-code violations.
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – A massive drug trade in the West African coastal nation of Guinea-Bissau is worrying world leaders at the United Nations.
Wade Michael Page, who shot and killed six members of the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin before turning the gun on himself, was a member of the Northern Hammerskin, one of the oldest, most-violent and most-dominant skinhead organizations in the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups.
Albert C. Freeman, Jr., an actor and Howard University professor has died, university officials recently announced. He died Aug. 9. He was 78 years old.
Dr. Roy Simon Bryce-Laporte, a scholar of the African diaspora and black migration, died July 30 in a Maryland assisted-living center, where he had lived for the past two years after suffering a series of strokes.
New York City Police shot and killed on Saturday a knife-wielding man with a history of mental problems in Times Square.
Police fired 15 shots at Darrius Kennedy, 51, hitting him at least seven times before he died.
Last year’s Heismann Trophy finalist Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu has been dismissed from the Louisiana State University football team for violating school and team rules.
by Zenitha Prince
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - A new SuperPAC has launched an ad campaign that accuses President Barack Obama of supporting racist behavior against whites.
August 16 through August 22
1963 ----- The U. S. Postal Service offered for sale on this date a postage stamp, featuring the image of a broken chain, issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has selected Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, creating an all-white-male team, which looks like an anachronism in the age of diversity.
by Frederick H. Lowe
Voting-rights advocates said they will appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court a lower court decision upholding the commonwealth’s restrictive voter photo-ID law.
The video is designed to back their claim that handcuffed man shot himself in the head