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A window into the horrors of our history

By Greg Huffman Facing South Contributing Columnist I am a child of the South. I was born in North Carolina, grew up in Catawba County,

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The last word: Stay woke

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist “Stay Woke!” are the words of my best friend, Dick Gregory. Who in America hasn’t heard of

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The comedy of tragedy
By Julianne Malveaux TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist I don’t often write about comedians, but the recent passing of my friend Dick Gregory reminded me of the very important role that comedians play in ...
‘We only kill Black people’
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Did you hear the one about the DeKalb County (Ga.) law enforcement officer who tried to calm down a white female motorist he had just stopped by ...
Confederate statues are falling, not economic racism
By Julianne Malveaux TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues ...
Why we need to keep ensuring happy birthdays for Medicare and Medicaid
By Congresswoman Joyce Beatty NNPA Guest Columnist On July 30, our country marked Medicare and Medicaid’s 52nd birthday—enacted as Title XVIII and Title XIX of the Social Security Act, and signed into ...
Making racism bad for business
By Dr. E. Faye Williams TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist In 2015, CNN reported that 49 percent of Americans thought that racism was a big problem in the United States. Not surprisingly, people ...
Charlottesville is the GOP’s Frankenstein’s monster
By Earl Ofari Hutchinson New America Media Columnist There are two standard explanations given for why Trump didn’t specifically finger point the Klan and the Nazis and Vanguard America by name. One ...
Dick Gregory pioneered using comedy as a weapon against racism
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, The National Urban League In the days following the sickening neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, the nation grappled with the best way to confront hostile demonstrations of white ...
Kaepernick is a modern-day Spartacus
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor It’s been more than a year since NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to take a stand for equal justice and against unconstitutional policing by taking a knee ...

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