Commentary

Mental Health Awareness Matters

By Cierra Mayes, Texas Metro News Writer With so much going on in the world today, there are many real-world issues that are in need of our focus. One of these issues happens in our everyday lives: mental health. There is so much awareness that needs to be brought to mental health that goes unnoticed.…

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Celebrating Shirley Chisholm

By E. Faye Williams (TriceEdneywire.com) – It’s been 50 years since Shirley Chisholm was elected to the U.S. Congress and took Washington, DC by storm. A lot of men didn’t know quite what to do with her. She was the first Black Congresswoman and she made such a splash that many women were listening and…

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Toni Morrison’s Passing is a Loss for the Racial Justice Community As Well As the Literary World

By Marc H. Morial (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge. Whether it is obscuring state language or the faux-language of mindless media; whether it is the proud but calcified language of the academy or the commodity driven language of…

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Why I’m Visiting the Border

By Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO As I ventured to the southern border near Laredo, Texas, I could not help but think about the tragic shootings in El Paso and Dayton, which are stark reminders of the dangers that plague our communities under the resurgence of white nationalism, domestic terrorism, intolerance and racial hatred…

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Calling Out Racism, White Supremacy and White Nationalism is More Vital Than Ever

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The spectre of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and others that wrongly maintain that the American flag and free speech provide them with moral justification and protection for their abhorrent behaviors, has seen too many journalists frame their inadequate coverage under a cloak of “objectivity.” Journalism is…

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Who Cares About Fair Elections?

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor The US House of Representatives passed the Securing America’s Fair Elections (SAFE) Act in June by a nearly totally partisan vote of 225-184 in late June. Only one Republican voted for legislation that would mandate paper ballots, increase election security, and create safeguards to prevent foreign interference in our…

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Protect Children, Not Guns

By Marian Wright Edelman Will our nation ever decide to prioritize children’s lives over guns? Once again the headlines this week were all too familiar: “‘Nothing short of horrific’: Three killed, including two children, in shooting at California food festival.” “Gilroy joins grim fraternity of communities terrorized by mass shootings.” On Sunday, a dozen people…

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Ronald Ray Gun’s Secret Past

By Dr. E. Faye Williams (TriceEdneyWire.com) – While Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is struggling with being confronted with his past, let’s not forget that there were politicians with far worse records of racism than Joe. Most of us have been able to witness Joe’s evolution to become a better person. One might say, he learned…

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