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Obama’s legacy: Defining the course forward

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The president has paid his courtesies to the Republican leaders who now control the Congress. Mitch McConnell

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Six million ways to die

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor The life of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, was tragically cut short after he allegedly whistled at a

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Breathing life into a Movement
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist “I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again. “I can’t breathe,” he said, as several police officers were on top of him, ...
Legalized lynchings is on the rise
By E. Faye Williams TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist I’ve never been one to forcefully insert my opinions into the minds or mouths of others, but I think the events of the past several ...
The white majority’s racial world of fantasy
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Now, in the season that’s supposed to exalt goodwill toward all, comes fresh evidence of the important role the white majority’s unwillingness to consider Black Americans ...
A license to kill Black men
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist From nearly the moment he was attacked by a New York City police officer July 18, the world has, via that chilling video, watched Eric Garner ...
Police shooting victims lives ‘worth’ less than a ham sandwich
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In Tom Wolfe’s best-selling The Bonfire of the Vanities, New York State Chief Judge Sol Wachtler famously said “a grand jury would indict a ham ...
Black lives matter
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor I used to like NBA greats Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Sir Charles Barkley. Now, not so much. Both have made comments in the wake of the Ferguson and NYC ...
Blacks are seen as savages
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist An African-American friend of mine keeps asking, in utter amazement, how it is not obvious that there was something wrong when Officer Darren Wilson fired ...
Yes, marching still makes a difference
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr NNPA Columnist “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, ...

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