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What will happen if the minimum wage increases?

By William Spriggs TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report saying that the proposal to increase the minimum wage

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Killed by a gun

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist The headlines in the case were sadly familiar. An angry adult armed with a gun used it to shoot

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Justice refused for another African-American teenager?
By Judge Greg Mathis Guest Commentary My thoughts and prayers are with Ron Davis and Lucia McBath, the parents who’s teenage son was murdered on November 23, 2012. Jordan Davis was ...
Blacks have more reasons to be fearful than whites
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist In the years after enslavement, Southern whites did all they could to return to a manner of slavery. No white “owned” a Black person, but ...
Betrayed by the criminal injustice system
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It all seems so familiar, doesn’t it? A Black man, or woman, or child is murdered by a white person – and America’s criminal justice system ...
‘Run, Jesse, run’ – 30 years later
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The recent Wall Street Project conference in New York City was old home week for many of us who were involved with Jesse Jackson’s first ...
What the Dunn verdict says about our culture
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Another mother’s anguish. Another unarmed Black teenager in Florida shot dead for no good reason. Another indefensible instance of Stand Your ...
The Hungry Child
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Some children cheer when schools close for winter storms, but there are hungry children in America right now for whom another snow day meant another ...
The GOP accommodates evil
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Just when, six years in to the Obama presidency, I think I’m hardened to the deranged anti-Obama rants of conservatives and Republican Party officials, I’ve ...
Remembering today’s fight
During Black History Month, students across the country pause to celebrate the great contributions of African Americans, ranging from Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream, the brave actions of many in ...

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