Pres. Obama tells Howard grads, ‘Be confident in your Blackness’

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – President Barack Obama, in his final seven months as America’s first Black president, has advised Howard University

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Four decades later, Gary Tyler is free

After languishing in Louisiana’s maximum-security prison in Angola, La. for more than four decades, Gary Tyler was released on April 29.

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Tech conference presents new opportunities for New Orleans entrepreneurs
[caption id="attachment_22056" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hot 8 Brass Band welcomes guests into the 2016 Collision Conference in New Orleans, La. | Photo courtesy of Robert Warren,[/caption] By David T. Baker Contributing Writer Collision. ...
Median age of homelessness in the U.S. is now 50
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) – The median age of the nation’s homeless population has dramatically risen over the last 15 years, and rise is being ...
Movement to posthumously award Homer Plessy Presidental Medal of Freedom gains momentum
By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer As the 120th anniversary of the Plessy v. Ferguson decision approaches on May 18, the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation has begun an online push to have ...
After years of rollbacks, democracy movement making gains in the states
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – More than 1,400 people were arrested during protests in Washington, D.C., over the past week as part of Democracy Awakening and Democracy ...
10 questions you might have about student loans
By Madison White Contributing Writer (Special from – You hear the dreaded words all the time: student loans. You want to run from them, but can you? Student loans will likely be ...
Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marian Anderson and Sojourner Truth are on the money
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday announced redesigns of the $5, $10, and $20 bills with the image of Harriet Tubman, a Union spy and a leader of the ...
President Barack Obama hugs Kemba Smith during a greet with formerly incarcerated individuals who have received commutations, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 30, 2016.
President Obama grants clemency to 61 inmates
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) – President Obama has commuted the sentences of 61 drug offenders, the White House announced March 30, underscoring ...
Highways ruined Black communities, says Transportation chief
By Sarafina Wright Contributing Writer (Special from Washington Informer) – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently said that the country’s highway system had been purposely placed through Black neighborhoods, systematically ...

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