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By Marian Wright Edelman George Curry Media Columnist Pediatricians aren’t usually day-to-day policy makers, but policy decisions affect the work they do every day as

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Lack of resources stymies Black entrepreneurs

By Andy Henion Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — What’s holding back African-American entrepreneurs? Centuries-old racial disadvantage not experienced by other minority groups, according

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Ursula Burns will take a new job after Xerox split
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Ursula Burns, the first African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company, will step down from her job later this year ...
Policy makers headed for Black Political Convention to set ‘the People’s Agenda’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — As the U. S. presidential and congressional campaigns remain in full throttle, the National Policy Alliance, a coalition of 16,000 Black elected and ...
This photo, taken at the Hotel Americana during a press conference  to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 1964 Supreme Court decision, includes Harry Briggs, Jr. (Briggs v. Elliot), Linda Brown Smith (Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka), Spottswood Bolling, Jr. (Bolling v. Sharpe), and Ethel Louise Belton Brown (Gebhart v. Belton [Bulah]), four of the five plaintiffs in the landmark schools desegregation case, Brown v. Board of Education. Dorothy E. Davis of Dorothy E. Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, Virginia, is not pictured. | Photo from the Library of Congress
New federal report finds increasing segregation in U.S. public schools
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — A new analysis by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) reveals that more than 60 ...
Urban League releases ‘Main Street Marshall Plan’ saying the State of Black America is ‘locked out’
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( – Declaring that the state of Black America is “locked out” of economic, social and educational equality, National Urban League President/CEO Marc Morial said ...
Trump and the spectacle of lying
By Lee A. Daniels George Curry Media Columnist During his march to the Republican Party nomination, Donald Trump has repeatedly demanded that for the time being all Muslims should be barred from ...
Study: Blacks receive less medication for pain
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – My mother, Ruth Belle Lowe, would soon die from cancer. I stayed in her hospital room in Tacoma, Washington, my family’s hometown. She ...
Caregivers face crushing demands, but help isn’t far
By Hanah Cho Contributing Writer (Special from Dallas Morning News/New America Media) – For the past five years, Jan Draper has rarely left the side of her husband, Gary, who has Alzheimer’s ...
Who owns that trademark? Names behind some words may surprise you
By Eric Easter Contributing Writer (Special from Urban News Service) – When he died, the rock star, Prince, left not only a vault containing a treasure trove of music and videos. He ...

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