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Rise up and shine

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Over the course of history, Black people have been down many times but never out. We’ve been kidnapped, stored in

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Go sweetly, Muhammad Ali

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Guest NNPA Columnist With the passing of the larger-than-life sports personality, Muhammad Ali, the world has lost more than a

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Choose freedom
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor On June 18, 2009, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and racial segregation in the U.S. and sent the measure ...
Love and care are thicker than blood
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist Nearly brimming over with 90 African-American youth aged 15 to 20, the decades-old gym reverberated with the cues and shouts of team members passing the basketball ...
We need literacy warriors
By Julianne Malveaux TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The dictionary defines warriors as “a person who fights in battle and is known for having courage and skill.” In “Roots,” reimagined Kizzy ...
Hair
By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist My life in California was punctuated by some of the best vocalizations ever recorded. Among these were the songs recorded by the ...
Escavating higher education’s sins of the past
By Lee A. Daniels George Curry Media Columnist Amid the pomp and circumstance of these weeks’ college and university graduation ceremonies, it’s worth noting the “excavation projects” going on at some of ...
Owning up to history
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor I had already decided that I wouldn’t watch the new “Roots” miniseries presented by the History Channel — at least not when it first aired. But I ...
Roof doesn’t deserve the death penalty
By Julianne Malveaux TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Dylann Roof, the unrepentant racist who killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is — no question — a ...
Subjected to a different standard
By George E. Curry George Curry Media Columnist In the larger scheme of things, the long-awaited 83-page report on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email ...

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