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First Lady resists taking easy way out

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist More than any other first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama continues to stand above

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Legalized torture of prisoners

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Freddie Gray is neither the first, nor will he be the last person to die in police custody. According to

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Taking care of needs of students without insurance
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist It’s always very challenging for a parent when their child has a serious health condition. It’s even more challenging when their child has a serious condition, ...
Dukes of hatred
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Some Duke Blue(eyed) Devil is at it again. Dr. Jerry Hough, the Duke University professor to whom I am referring, might actually have brown or green eyes, ...
President leads discussion on poverty
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist President Obama recently participated in a long overdue panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University. As regular readers of this column know, I have been ...
The fast track fever
By Rev. Jesse Jackson TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The trade debate is reaching a fever pitch, as Congress moves towards a vote on whether to pass fast track trade authority that will grease the ...
How can you tell when a politician is lying?
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist How can you tell when a politician is lying? When he moves his lips. Though originally intended as a joke, the number of candidates who have declared as ...
Criminalizing poverty is big business
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The recent Department of Justice report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Mo., put a much-needed spotlight on how a predatory system of enforcement of ...
Environmental racism
By E. Faye Williams TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist I remember a time when few, if any, Black people expressed interest in environmental issues. Our primary focus was on the day-to-day events that we ...
New Orleans needs to run its own schools
By Dr. Andre Perry Guest Columnist But what will it take to keep improving education? It’s time to change the image of education reform as a mere takeover and start bringing NOLA schools ...

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