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People are right to fight for decent pay, racial justice

By Jesse Jackson TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist On April 4, the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, thousands joined Fight for $15 and

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Sponsors of hate must be held accountable

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Over the next several days, across the United States, people will pause in solemn remembrance of the 49th

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Urban League mourns the loss of Civil Rights champion Roger Wilkins
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League For Roger Wood Wilkins, the Civil Rights Movement was the family business. When Wilkins was born in 1932 in segregated Kansas City, Missouri, his ...
Justifiable genocide
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor A story on “60 Minutes” that aired April 2 about the fatal shooting of an unarmed, innocent Black man by a Tulsa, OK police officer underscores how ...
Secret Service and the Trumps — Hypocrisy and hubris
By Julianne Malveaux TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The “budget lite” that our 45th President submitted is described as a “budget blueprint to make America Great Again.” Submitted in the third week of March, ...
Trump should form bipartisan coalition to get true reforms
By Jesse Jackson TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The decision of House Republicans to torpedo the American Health Care Act, their own leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, is a stunning ...
CBC opposes nomination of Judge Gorsuch
By U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus On January 31, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Gorsuch’s lifelong appointment to ...
Mr. President, what if it was your Mama?
By Austin R. Cooper NNPA Newswire Columnist During the summer before the election, then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, added this message to his speeches: “You’re living in poverty; your schools are no ...
‘Skinny Budget’: Federal budget proposal abandons American citizens
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Some people look at a budget proposal and see numbers. At the National Urban League, we look at a budget proposal ...
Dreaming and organizing
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Tuesday, April 4, marks the 49th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tenn. King and other leaders of the ...

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