Commentary

We Need Political Courage on Homelessness and Recidivism

By Jack Brown (TriceEdneyWire.com) – With the Democratic primary kicking into gear and the general election right around the corner, the stage is set for an impassioned battle of ideas and policy initiatives that could shape our country for the next decade. Fortunately, sitting lawmakers and candidates from both sides of the aisle have shown…

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Redefining Suffrage, Unerasing Black Women

By Gwen McKinney Sojourner Truth. Harriet Tubman. Ida B. Wells. Shirley Chisholm. Rosa Parks. These household names, spanning a couple of centuries, qualify for the Suffrage Hall of Fame. Almost a buzz word synonymous with the Year of the Woman, in 2020 the centerpiece of suffrage will be marked by the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women’s voting…

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Sure Glad to Be Black!

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. (TriceEdneyWire.com) – When you think about the harsh treatment Black people have experienced, and still experience in this country, when you think of 400 years of Black people being enslaved, having gone through Jim Crow, segregation, lynching and every indignity you can think about, don’t you at least say to…

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Will a Woman Be President in 2020?

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – In a most unusual endorsement, the New York Times has endorsed both Senators Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Amy Klobuchar (MN) for the Democratic nomination for President. Apparently, the Editorial Board of the Times disagrees with Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), who allegedly told Warren that a woman could not win the…

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We Must Celebrate Dr. King As A Warrior, Not A Dreamer

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – At the risk of being considered repetitious, I am once again asking–not begging–Black folks to cease reducing the great historical legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to “I have a Dream.” Anyone who is still doing so, which includes most Black folks in this country, should celebrate his…

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Is Dr. King’s Dream Being Denied or Deferred? Disparities in Housing Perpetuate Racial Wealth Gap

By Charlene Crowell  Once again, the only federal holiday honoring a person of color will be celebrated across the nation. The 38-year span of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life continues to be remembered and revered. Since his tragic death, time has shown he was also prophetic.   “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle,” said…

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War with Iran is ill-advised and thoughtless

By Marc H. Morial (TriceEdneyWire.com) – When the United States uses military force, the American people and members of the United States Armed Forces deserve a credible explanation regarding such use of military force. The War Powers Resolution requires the President to consult with Congress ‘‘in every possible instance’’ before introducing United States Armed Forces into…

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Becoming A Better Leader In 2020

Six New Year’s Resolution Tips by Joseph Ellick When a new year comes, people around the world look forward to putting things in place and setting new goals to improve personally or professionally. The biggest challenge at times is knowing what it’s going to take to make that desire a reality to apply to your…

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Our Children Are Leading Us. Hallelujah!

By Marian Wright Edelman In December Time magazine named then-16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg their 2019 Person of the Year—the youngest person ever honored. Time noted that this brave, determined teenager represents a new wave of young people who refuse to accept the world adults have created for them: “Her global climate strike is the largest and most…

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Imagine a World

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. (TriceEdneyWire.com) – We have an impeached president in our country because he has done so much destruction to our country. He has even destroyed who others believe we are! Many Americans have lost faith in who we once thought we were. I’ve heard Americans talk about being embarrassed to…

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