The Rev. Willie Bolden in the 1960/NOW art exhibit. Photo by Sheila Pree Bright

The End of an Era: Civil Rights veterans dying off

By Maynard Eaton Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from The Saporta Report) — The celebrated civil rights movement and its cadre

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Pres. Obama declares emergency in Flint, Michigan

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – President Barack Obama has declared an emergency exists in Michigan because of high levels

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Scholastic pulls children’s book depicting slaves as happy
By A Birthday Cake for George Washington was released Jan. 5 and had been roundly criticized for its upbeat images and story of Washington’s cook, the slave Hercules and his ...
AG Lynch: ‘We still have a long way to go to reach the Promised Land’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, giving one among thousands of speeches commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year, says, ...
Black Lives Matter: 2015 was a year of anger, activism and action
By Starla Muhammad and Charlene Muhammad Contributing Writers (Special from The Final Call) – After a year of young people leading angry street protests in response to disturbing deaths of Blacks in ...
Putting a price tag on gun violence
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Just days before President Barack Obama made an emotional speech calling for more restrictive background checks for firearm purchases, the New Orleans Police Department announced the ...
Philippines offers 8 bases to U.S., including Clark, Basa, and Lumbia
WASHINGTON (Special from and New America Media) — Top diplomats and defense officials of the United States and the Philippines met on Tuesday to discuss arrangements for expanded ...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., surrounded by other civil rights leaders and aides leaves the West Wing after a meeting with President Lyndon B. Johnson on Aug. 5, 1965, in preparation for Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act the next day. King then led the movement toward economic justice, but assassination took his life. Photo courtesy of National Archive and Records Administration/
Dr. King’s principles and voice will guide America for generations to come, according to experts
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — On March 25, 1968, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, among the leading theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century, spoke what many historians believe ...
Canada says no to Black man seeking asylum because of racism
( – Kyle Canty, a U.S. citizen, dressed up in his finest clothes, and walked into the Canadian courthouse; ready and willing to plead his case that if he stayed ...
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Soundtrack ‘63 provides a refresher course on history
By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer Soundtrack 63 is coming to New Orleans. Co-presented by Junebug Productions and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) the New York-based multimedia event is slated for the CAC, ...

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