Commentary

Housing Discrimination Complaints Reach a 24-year High as HUD Rolls Back Fair Housing Rules

By Charlene Crowell As a candidate, President Donald Trump promised if elected that deregulation of the federal government would be an administration priority. Soon after taking the oath of office, he issued an executive order requiring that all departments and agencies to eliminate two existing regulations for every one new regulation proposed. In some cases,…

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Roger Stone the Fifth Criminal in Trump’s Corruption Ring

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor It is time for America to be honest with itself and admit that President Donald Trump is breaking the law. When Trump talks about draining the swamp, he is really talking about his leadership ring. “Five of Trump’s lieutenants, Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and now…

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The Medicare for All Debate is Long Overdue

By Jesse Jackson (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Affordable health care for all is now at the center of the presidential debate. Two of the top three contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination — Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — support Medicare for All. The third — Joe Biden — and those hoping to take his place as…

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How heavy a burden does a person of color alleging discrimination have to carry to have his day in court?

By Falen O. Cox, Esq., Founding Partner, Cox, Rodman, and Middleton The case, Comcast Corp. v. National Association of African American Owned Media and Entertainment Studios Networks, is, on the surface, a case about procedural issues. Beneath the surface it is about the ease or complexity a plaintiff may face when raising claims of racial…

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How to build an emergency fund

The Federal Reserve Board reported recently that 40% of people in the U.S. said they would have trouble covering a $400 emergency. Now think back to the last time you had an emergency or unexpected expense. Maybe it was a car repair or medical bill or even paying all your bills until you found a…

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Acting to End Child Poverty

By Marian Wright Edelman “We’ve had 20 years of presidential debates, and we have never talked about the violence in America of child poverty. We have got to begin to talk more eloquently and persuasively and urgently about doing the things not just to make sure fair taxes are paid by people on the top,…

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Dean of the House

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. (TriceEdneyWire.com) – It’s often true that the good die young, but last Sunday, one of our most distinguished elder statesmen, Congressman John Conyers, died at 90 years of age in his beloved Detroit. Many of the stories that came from major press and media weren’t always kind to him,…

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Nooses, Lynching, and Racial Intimidation

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Are the use of nooses as symbols of intimidation rising in the workplace? Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) data says that reports of racism and discrimination are on the rise. Their data does not speak to nooses, particularly. Still, it is disturbing to peruse newspaper reports to learn that at…

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