Commentary

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast, Preparing for the Next Hurricane

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. & Candice S. Cason, NNPA Newswire Columnists It has been nothing short of horrifying to watch the pictures of Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Texas and Louisiana. We can only imagine what it has been like for those, who have been the direct victims of this storm. There is much that can…

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Kaepernick’s Protest is Part of a Patriotic Tradition

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, is being blackballed — itself a revealing phrase — from the National Football League with the collusion of the all-white owners. He is ostracized because a year ago he exercised his First Amendment right to free speech by taking…

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Blackonomics: Statues, Monuments, and Memorials

By James Clingman (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Many people are highly insulted by confederate statues and monuments, and they want them taken down and/or destroyed.  Since the latest movement in New Orleans to eliminate these relics that commemorate folks who tried to secede from the Union, which resulted in a war that cost 700,000 lives, some Black…

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The Comedy of Tragedy

By Juilanne Malveaux, economist, author, and Founder of Economic Education I don’t often write about comedians, but the recent passing of my friend Dick Gregory reminded me of the very important role that comedians play in our lives.  Not that Gregory was simply a comedian.  He was so much more than that – a civil rights…

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Embrace Racial Healing to Change Hearts and Minds

By La June Montgomery Tabron, president & CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Prior to the displays of hatred and the tragic loss of Heather Heyer, a young woman who seemingly embraced the virtues of healing, a transformation was taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia. This college town, where roughly 80 percent of the residents are white,…

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Making Racism Bad for Business

By Dr. E. Faye Williams (TriceEdneyWire.com) –  In 2015, CNN reported that 49 percent of Americans thought that racism was a big problem in the United States.  Not surprisingly, people of color and whites had significantly differing views regarding the subject.  66 percent of Blacks and 64 percent of Hispanics thought that racism was a…

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After Charlottesville, push for real reforms

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson. Sr. Racism, exposed once more in the terror visited on Charlottesville, Va., still scars America. Hundreds of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, klansmen and other fervid racists gathered — some armed with assault rifles, wearing camouflage. They marched with lit torches, yelling Nazi slogans, looking for trouble. They provoked the violence, terrorized…

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Hypocrisy – Affirmative Action for Wealthy Immigrants, Not Students

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – In the same week that it was revealed that the Department of Injustice is spearheading attacks on affirmative action, our 45th President indicated his support for legislation that would drastically revive our nation’s immigration policy.  Instead of providing immigration opportunities to the families of people who are legal residents of our country, the…

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Justice Department’s Assault on Affirmative Action Signals Aggressive Roll Back on Civil Rights

By Brenda Shum (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Justice Department’s recent decision to assemble a team of attorneys to investigate and challenge race-based admissions signals another step forward in this Administration’s aggressive campaign to roll back civil rights protections for some of our most historically disadvantaged students, including transgender youth, women and girls, and students of color.…

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Deepens Corporate Diversity Recruitment

By Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund While “Diversity” is not a new term for the business world, it appears to be experiencing a resurgence of sorts lately. Every major corporation seems to be looking for employees from underrepresented groups—some, because they think these diverse perspectives will improve their corporate…

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