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Black, white and ‘grey’ matter

By Edmund W. Lewis Editor I couldn’t bring myself to look at the BET Awards on June 26, but was glad to hear about “Grey’s

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Saving community newspapers in the age of Facebook

By Denise Rolark-Barnes, Chairperson, NNPA and Benjamin F. Chavis, President/CEO, NNPA Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on

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Supreme Court rejects affirmative action challenge
By George E. Curry George Curry Media Columnist In many instances, the Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action ruling upholding the University of Texas’s affirmative action program was overshadowed by a same-day ...
Diversity or race? Or is it privilege?
By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Our country is convulsing over issues of diversity and race. Police departments from Baltimore to Minneapolis are talking about diversity hiring as the ...
Murder of 3 Civil Rights workers and the judgment of history
By Lee A. Daniels George Curry Media Columnist “Investigation of the 1964 Murders of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman - Case Closed.” So stated federal and Mississippi state ...
The essence of oppression
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor Essence Fest is dead, y’all. In case you haven’t been paying close attention, the annual summer event in the Crescent City that bills itself as ...
Beating the odds
By Marc H. Morial President/CEO, National Urban League Congratulations, graduates. Whether you’ve walked across a stage to receive your high school diploma and begin your journey into a new world of independence, ...
Beyond the Badge
At a time when so much negative attention is focused on a few depraved members of law enforcement, it is important for us to remember that the vast majority of ...
Can Blacks prompt an ‘Orlando’ reaction?
By James Clingman George Curry Media Columnist In 1991, Latasha Harlins was shot in the back of her head and killed by Soon Ja Du, a Korean store owner ...
Foolish words in the wake of tragedy
By Julianne Malveaux TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist The cretin who took an assault weapon into Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, on “salsa night” is beneath contempt. Was his target the LBGTQ community, Latinos, ...

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