About Us

 

Founded in 1997 The Black Star News has scored several investigate news scoops--including an incident at Morgan Stanley where the firm paid an informant to entrap a dismissed African American employee to disrupt a lawsuit he intended to file; a corrupt lawyer who fleeced money from settlement awards he'd won for elderly Jewish Holocaust survivors; a racist decade-long vendetta against a Queens resident of Guyanese ethnic Indian ancestry by officers at the NYPD's 106 precinct; a major corruption scandal where Uganda's foreign minister earned about $30 million from the United Nations through a fraudulently acquired contract; cases where a prominent New York City union has not vigorously stood up for behalf of dues-paying members when allegedly wrongfully-suspended or dismissed; and many more.
 
The Morgan Stanley scoop established the publication's reputation for investigative journalism and earned The Black Star News coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The Daily News, The New York Post, The New York Times magazine, New York Observer, The Village Voice, and Brill's Content magazine. Publisher Allimadi was interviewed on CNN about the scoop.
 

Mallimadi@gmail.com (646) 261-7566

Editor/Publisher:

Milton Allimadi attended the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia for an M.S. degree; he won the prestigious James Wechsler Memorial Prize award in international journalism at Columbia. He has M.A. and Bachelors degrees in Economics from Syracuse University. He started his journalism career with internships at The Journal of Commerce and The Wall Street Journal. He was a freelance reporter for The New York Times, a reporter and deputy managing editor with The City Sun, before founding The Black Star News. He is also an Adjunct Professor of African History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). He can be heard every Tuesday morning at 7.10 AM on WBAI 99.5 FM or wbai.org Radio as a guest on "The Morning Show."

Contact: mallimadi@gmail.com 

Entertainment Editor:

Deardra Shuler has experience in theater, music, concert promotion, radio, television and publishing.  She was affiliated with the Negro Ensemble Company and is a former manager of the children's theater, TADA.
She has produced and promoted concerts in Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Apollo Theater, NJPAC, and Radio City Music Hall.  She has been the editor and managing editor of 3 minority newspapers. Her Internet radio show “Topically Yours” is on the BlakeRadio Network, where she is the Program Manager and has produced other host shows. Ms. Shuler also currently works as a press representative for RossLive Entertainment representing the show “Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson.” She also represents author Shareef Bailey and comic Spatz Donovan. Deardra is the former PR Chairman of the Paul Robeson Award Initiative associated with the bi-annual FESPACO Film Festival featured in Quagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Contact: writspirit@aol.com

 

Columnist/Police Reporter: Colin Benjamin

Contact: colin_b30@yahoo.com

 

Sports Writer: Distinio Lois, Jr

Contact: babyloisjr@aol.com.

 
 

 

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