Why Jackson, Ms. matters

By David Dennis Jr. Contributing Columnist While I was born in Lafayette and currently live in New Orleans, I was raised in Jackson, MS. So

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By Edmund W. Lewis Editor We’re inching closer to a year since Faubourg Marigny resident Merritt Landry, a City of New Orleans employee whose father

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Legislature protects business that preys on the poor
In a legislature that wants to make the Holy Bible Louisi­ana’s official book, it seems legislators have yet to learn what the good book says about treatment of the poor ...
Improving the odds for America’s children
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “... We see repeated efforts in Congress in recent years to take resources away from poor and middle-class children and families, like food stamps and ...
History’s greatest was a servant
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist By conventional criteria, the greatest person who ever lived must have been one who led all contemporaries and figures of the past, as well as those ...
GOP’s shameful treatment of the powerless
By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The Bible’s injunction that we shall be judged by how we have treated the “least of these” (Matthew 25:40) appears in different forms ...
Equal pay for women helps us all
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Could you use an additional $24,000 in your yearly wages? How about nearly $19,000? Or even just another $11,000 to $12,000? Those figures are what you get ...
Ethos and LBJ
By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Ethos is a Greek word meaning “character.” It is commonly used to explain the value systems that distinguish the beliefs or ...
Carter says his life shaped by ‘Black culture’
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA) — Although he grew up in a rural farming community in Georgia during an era of rigid racial segregation in the 1920s ...
Obama: Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA) — With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and The Rev. Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama ...

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