Commentary

Obama Legacy Demonstrated at Kobe Bryant’s Funeral

By Dr. Stephanie E. Myers and Daun S. Hester For eight years America, and the world witnessed a dignified, elegant First Family led by President Barack Obama, the first African American President, of the United States. Barack and Michelle Obama led the country with dignity, elegance, intelligence and integrity. And, on February 24, 2020, Barack…

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Big Insurance Must Help End Surprise Medical Billing

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., National Newspaper Publishers Association President and CEO It is a serious financial problem that far too many African Americans – from impoverished individuals to working-class families — face these days in the bewilderingly complicated health-care market: Getting hit with an unexpected bill after a hospital stay or visit to…

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By the Content of their Character

By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW America’s Black History, which we celebrate this month, offers abundant examples across the centuries of how one person can make a difference, how one person can move an entire people forward. I am lucky enough to have witnessed the results of two such difference makers firsthand, both in my job…

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Fear Paralyzes

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. (TriceEdneyWire.com) —With all the fearmongering, the unjust firings, transfers, the name-calling, the profanity laced rantings, the lying, the mean spirited actions, the early negative predictions about the Democratic Party and its candidates—one could just give up and ask, “What’s the use of trying to make a difference about anything?” Well,…

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Kerner Report set standard for what a serious presidential candidate should champion

By Jesse Jackson (TriceEdneyWire.com) – As the Democratic presidential primaries move onto Nevada, South Carolina and the many Super Tuesday states, candidates turn their attention to people of color, and particularly African Americans. Many candidates find their rhetoric contradicted by their record; their promises conflicting with their performances. Donald Trump now seeks to woo black…

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White House Budget Proposal Cuts $8.6 Billion from HUD

By Charlene Crowell  Once again, the White House Budget Proposal slashes funding and programs that many low-and-moderate income consumers rely upon.  From higher education to a repeated attack to deny the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau its full funding and financial independence from the annual congressional appropriations process, efforts to increase support to businesses continue while retreats…

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Hair Discrimination is Alive and Well

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Andrew Johnson, a high school wrestler, was forced to submit to the humiliating act of having his dreadlocks shorn or have his New Jersey team forfeit their match to the opposing team. A gleeful white woman seemed too pleased to invade the young man’s person, and his team won, but…

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Black Life Journeys Matter

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association The U.S. Census is now preparing to count all who live in the United States of America. For the more than 50 million Black Americans in the U.S., the 2020 U.S. Census is vital. Our numbers do matter and must be properly…

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