Commentary

Will the Coronavirus Hit Black Folks Harder

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Restaurants, museums, libraries, gyms, and bars are closed. So are schools, from K-12 to higher education. Classes will be conducted online or not at all. A local vendor told me her receipts were down by 85 percent, and she hopes not to close before the “national emergency” is over. Our…

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Panic buying adds additional stress in COVID-19 pandemic

By Merdies Hayes, Managing Editor, Our Weekly News Panic buying has been rife around the globe in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Customers have been stockpiling goods like hand sanitizer, bottled water, canned goods, paper towels and toilet paper. The trend has seen stores in some nations ration products. The U.K. is limiting sales of…

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Coronavirus Crisis Highlights Racial Disparity in Healthcare and Economy Federal Response Must Include Targeted Relief to Hardest-Hit Communities

By Marc Morial (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “Far too many African Americans still struggle to lead healthy and economically secure lives. This is due to the long-standing effects of racism, which touches all African Americans, regardless of socioeconomic status. These effects can be reversed, but it will take real commitment and systemic change. It shouldn’t have taken…

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Dear Black People: Coronavirus Will Kill You

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Coronavirus or Covid-19 or “rona” as some are calling it will kill you. You may have seen some of the conspiracy theories, myths or outright lies floating around the internet stating that black folks cannot get coronavirus. You may have the false belief that…

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Congress rejects reversal of student loan forgiveness rule: For-profit colleges termed the “coronavirus of higher ed”

By Charlene Crowell  While much of the nation grapples with multiple adjustments attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, a rare bipartisan effort in recent days united lawmakers to reject an ill-advised Department of Education push against financial fairness for student borrowers. The lawmakers’ efforts were to allow a 2016 rule to stand unchanged.  Without the March 11th…

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Sisters in STEM – Challenges and Triumphs

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Few in these United States had heard of Katherine Johnson, the gifted mathematician who finished high school and college at 18. How could we know when scientists are often stereotyped as old white men wearing white lab coats, with glasses sliding down their noses? You might not have known unless…

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Keep Marching to Redeem Our Nation’s Soul

By Marian Wright Edelman “Fifty-five years ago, a few of our children attempted to march from Brown Chapel AME Church across this bridge. We were beaten, we were tear-gassed. I thought I was going to die on this bridge. But somehow and some way, God Almighty helped me here. We cannot give up now. We…

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Honoring Our Own Mothers

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Just like Black History month, Women’s History Month started our as only a week. Along the way, we were ultimately honored with an International Women’s Day. Women around the world are celebrated that day. There’s an African proverb that tells us, “It is the women who hold…

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