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1949 ----- Peter Tosh, given name Winston Hubert McIntosh, reggae singer-songwriter, musician and founding member of The Wailers, was born in Grange Hill, Jamaica. As both a member of a band and as a solo performer, he brought international attention to reggae music. A political activist as well as a performer, Tosh was dubbed "the Malcolm X of reggae music."
Tosh was raised by an aunt and learned to play guitar at an early age, imitating perfectly guitarists he saw perform.
by Linn Washington, Jr.
Bobigny, France – Native American activist Bill “Jimbo” Simmons was among the 100-plus people attending a Saturday ceremony naming a street honoring imprisoned African-American activist/journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal in this city located six miles from the center of Paris.
by Frederick H. Lowe
Five African-American homeowners on Monday sued the investment banking firm Morgan Stanley, charging that the company encouraged one of the nation’s worst subprime lenders to issue mortgages to borrowers who were certain to default because of the loans’ high debt-to-income ratio.
The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday boosted early voting in Ohio ahead of the Nov.
A three-judge federal panel has approved South Carolina’s new voter-ID law, but not for the 2012 presidential election.
He was the first African American on the Federal Reserve Board
Andrew F. Brimmer, the first African American to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, has died. Dr.
by Maynard Eaton and Carrie L. Williams
ATLANTA (TriceEdneyWire.com) --- Despite the fervent tones and solemn faces of the nation’s highest-ranking black Baptist leaders as they preached the importance of voting on Election Day, Nov.
by A. Peter Bailey
(TriceEdneyWire.com) --- Now that the end of the presidential campaign is nearly upon us, it is time to state once again that when it comes to promoting and protecting our individual and group interests in this country, we, as black people, have an extremely powerful -- not influential -- but powerful weapon that we don’t use effectively.
by Julianne Malveaux
(TriceEdneyWire.com) --- Our Constitution offers us “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," but we can’t pursue anything if we are unhealthy.
by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.
(TriceEdneyWire.com) --- Dot Turner has worked at what is now Sensata Technologies in downstate Freeport, Ill., for 43 years. The company does sophisticated work creating sensors for automobiles.
Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper
(TriceEdneyWire.com) --- She is remembered across the world as the woman who was “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
by Susan M. Miller
Seattle Repertory Theatre opened its 50th season September 27 with the world premiere of Pullman Porter Blues, a new musical by Seattle playwright Cheryl L. West.
SunTrust Bank, the mortgage holder on rapper Nas’s home, has foreclosed on the living space and sold it at auction.
Actor Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, will co-host later this month a fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
The planned Oct.
Dinesh D’Souza, who has made a scathing documentary about President Barack Obama, is in hot water with the board of directors of King’s College, a New York City-based Christian school, where D’Souza is president.
The school’s board is reportedly investigating D’Souza, who is married but earlier this month filed for divorce, for an alleged adulterous affair with another woman that came to light in September.
D’Souza arrived at a Christian event on Sept.
by Barry Cooper
Who would have thought it? The two candidates for President of the United States had another debate, and it was Mitt Romney who appeared to come across as “The Angry Black Man.
George Zimmerman is scheduled to go on trial June 10th for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Judge Debra Nelson set the date on Tuesday morning following a brief hearing.