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Better pay comes when we demand it

By Rev. Jesse Jackson TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Los Angeles just voted to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. The nation’s second-biggest city

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Black boys do more than run

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist I recently attended my grandson Austin Ragland’s graduation from pre-school in Buford, Ga. Yes, you read correctly – pre-school.

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Blacks need Major League Baseball
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist A video of Chris Rock has made the rounds in which he offers a critique of Major League baseball and its relationship to Black America. The ...
Justice is not blind
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When racist attitudes, either conscious or subconscious, are combined with the discretionary powers that law enforcement officers have, the result is a differential outcome, with African ...
Must be the music
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Remember the good ol’ days when you could turn on the radio and hear something uplifting? You know, back in the day when you could hear Earth, ...
Protecting 50 years of child health progress
By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist “It was a generation ago that Harry Truman said, and I quote him: ‘Millions of our citizens do not now have a full measure of ...
The biker Riot and the lexicon of racism
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Question: When men (and a few women) belonging to gangs known to law enforcement agencies for criminal behavior explode in a rampage – using guns, knives, ...
Ignoring infrastructure needs is ‘stupid’
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed on May 12, federal budget observers wondered if the underfunding of our nation’s fraying infrastructure was at least partly ...
Justice for justice’s sake
By Edmund W. Lewis Editor Over the past few years, the streets of America have been filled with people protesting the wrongful killing of unarmed Black and Brown people at the hands ...
The resegregation of America
By Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Sixty-one years ago, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that separate but (allegedly) equal schools were unconstitutional, that apartheid ...

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