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The lies about ‘illegal immigration’

By A. Peter Bailey TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist In a recent conversation with a colleague, she expressed great indignation about “illegal immigration” and how all those Latinos

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We can make the future come faster in the South

By Benjamin Todd Jealous Guest Columnist We have the antidote to voter suppression: massive voter registration. We proved it 50 years ago during Freedom Summer.

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Hypocritical to demagogic to deranged
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist June’s three most striking domestic political events thus far all have in common the same force that has uniformly characterized the conservative movement’s opposition to the ...
Hit your reset button at least once a year
By Fr. Jerome LeDoux Contributing Columnist As I lay in bed about to fall asleep, Monday, June 2, was fading into midnight when my memories were jogged by the bass booming of ...
Common Core
Louisiana students deserve the same opportunities as children across the United States, and for too long we have let our education standards lag behind. That is why Governor Jindal’s attempts ...
Choose freedom
By Edmund W. Lewis 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 to the ...
Too Poor to Pay? Do not pass go, go directly to jail!
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist In the landmark 1983 case, Bearden v. Georgia, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a man’s Constitutional rights were violated when he was imprisoned for ...
The American Wilderness Act
I grew up in the St. Bernard Housing Development of New Orleans, about as far as one can get from Yellowstone National Park. But as a young man while still ...
LBJ’s legacy under assault
By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Columnist Fifty years later, former President Lyndon Johnson got the tribute he more than earned. Four presidents praised his contribution. The Great Society, the War ...
Education: The key to breaking the cycle of poverty
A recent survey by the National Adult Literacy Council reported that three-fourths of all welfare recipients perform at the lowest levels of literacy. It is important to understand that poverty ...

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