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Mapping the war on the right to vote

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Our nation’s democracy is in a crisis. We are facing the biggest challenge to our nation since its inception.

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Conversations about Justice

The conversation probably went something like this: Justice “Bad Kitty” Kimbal: I’m looking forward to stepping down as chief justice. It’s going to be good.

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The politics of power and the right to vote
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “The first fact that we need to understand is that America has a longer history of disenfranchisement than it does of enfranchisement. What do I mean ...
Reclaiming our history
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor One of America’s greatest intellectuals, William E.B. DuBois, once wrote: “Listen to the Winds, O God the Reader, that wail across the ...
Profiling Blacks, excessive force: From Rodney King to Trayvon Martin
By Sylvester Monroe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from America’s Wire) —Rodney Glen King’s apparent accidental death at age 47 has prompted a flood of media ...
Shameful
Surprise! Surprise! It may or may not bring you comfort to learn that there are some things in life you can always count on to stay the same. Take Louisiana racism, ...
Voter suppression, not ‘Fast and Furious,’ behind Holder attack
By Khalil Abdullah New America Media WASHINGTON (Special from New America Media) – Congressional Republican attacks on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, says Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore, may be about more than ...
Time to revive NCR Commission
By Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin case — Trayvon was the young African American shot to death on the streets in Sanford, Fla., by a ...
Allen family says he was shot in the back by police; Community leaders hold a ‘prayer walk’ as NOPD re-enacts shooting of Wendell Allen
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor The family of an unarmed 20-year-old who was gunned down last month while standing shirtless on a staircase in his Gentilly home said ...
Loyola University, one of the first to desegregate, celebrates its centennial
By Travis M. Andrews The Louisiana Weekly Contributing Writer Loyola University will spend the year celebrating its centennial with the official kick-off taking place on Friday, April 13. During its ...

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