Commentary

Plantation Politics in Minority Broadcasting

By Pluria Marshall Jr., President / CEO Marshall Broadcasting Group When I tell you that you can count the number of African American commercial TV station owners in the U.S. on one hand, I mean it literally. There are only five – and I’m one of them. Less than 1% of the nation’s 1,400-plus commercial…

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Contempt for Palestinians

By Bill Fletcher Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor I was amazed by the audacity of Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” regarding the Israeli and Palestinians. It was called a “deal,” yet the Palestinians were never involved. It was called a “deal,” yet the Palestinians got nothing that they have demanded. Think about it this way.…

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Republicans Have Coronated Trump as King

By Dr. Barbara Reynolds (TriceEdneyWire.com) – So now with the Republican-controlled Senate’s rush to acquit Trump in this rigged impeachment trial, Trump will soon be free to continue using foreign countries or any other illegal acts to ensure his re-election in 2020. What the Republicans have done is to coronate Trump a King who now…

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The Essence and Beauty of Black Women in America

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor Black women are some of the most amazing females on the planet. There are many fraudulent images and concepts about Black women in American culture, where they are considered angry, hard to talk to and unintelligent. The image of Black women as a B, gives everyone in the country,…

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‘Thank You, Kobe’: Howard University Student Tells How Kobe Bryant Impacted Him, Los Angeles, and the World

By Arthur Cribbs Special from 101Magazine.Net (TriceEdneyWire.com) When I heard of the passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, along with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, I had an initial feeling of shock, disbelief and numbness. And in the hours since hearing the news, that feeling has not gone away.…

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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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