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A historic talent earns a historic distinction

By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Acting’s triple crown – Oscar, Emmy and Tony – has been won by only 23 people in

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Coming to America?

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to turn on the TV. Such was the case one day last week when I

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Acknowledging unprecedented support for HBCUs
By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. routinely would remind those of us who worked for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the ...
Political involvement is necessary, not sufficient
By Julianne Malveaux TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The unfortunate election of Donald J. Trump to the Presidency of the United States speaks volumes about the limits of African American involvement in the political ...
Congress must investigate potential Russian ties
By Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) NNPA Guest Columnist The endurance of our nation’s security, sovereignty, and democracy is not a partisan issue. This is a top concern for all Americans and ...
Repeat offense: Private prisons resurrection represents pay-to-play
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Twenty-four hours after the election of Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th president, the stock prices of privately run prisons in this country soared. ...
Celebrate who you are every day
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Every year, schools, churches and community organizations across the U.S. gather to celebrate the history and achievements of African America. It’s a tradition that dates back to ...
Making Black history
By James Clingman TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Part II An obscure name to those under 60 years of age and who live outside of the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, is the subject of this ...
America, redefined
By Rev. Susan K. Smith Guest Columnist Langston Hughes, the African-American poet, wrote a poem entitled “I, Too,” where he shares that people of color are Americans, too. He was bemoaning the ...
I’m not tired yet!
By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist At my church, we sing a song entitled “I’m Not Tired Yet.” I love that song because it gives me the energy ...

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