Politics & Law

Noted Writer Confronts UK for Reparations Failures

Writer Afua Hirsch doesn’t shy away from difficult questions and recently wrote about one she posed to a British cabinet minister. “Why,” she asked the minister, “has England never apologized for the transatlantic slave trade?” Britain, she reminded him, had trafficked more enslaved Africans than almost any other nation. However, the most the European country…

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City of Charleston Launches Citibot, Text Message Communication Tool for Residents and Government

The city of Charleston has launched Citibot, an interactive text messaging and customer service tool for civic engagement with government. With Citibot, residents and visitors of Charleston will be able to use text message-based technology to easily access city information regarding business licenses, garbage and trash collection, permits, public meetings and more. Citizens can also…

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2010 Census Omitted 3.7 Million Blacks – Nearly Five Times Its Original ‘Undercount’ Claims

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) – A special report released by the National Urban League reveals that the U. S. Census Bureau omitted at least 3.7 million African-Americans from its 2010 count, nearly five times the 800,000 “undercount” that the bureau has long reported. Largely due to the Coronavirus, the sluggish response to the 2020…

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Rep. JA Moore Calls on SC Superintendent to Waive Standardized Testing Regardless of US Dept.’s Decision

As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, Rep. JA Moore (D-Berkeley) is calling on State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman to waive standardized testing regardless of whether or not the US Department of Education approves of it. “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted our education system,” Rep. Moore stated in a letter to Superintendent Spearman on…

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Opposition To Prime Minister Swells After Murder Of Popular Protest Singer

Ethiopian protest singer and revered musician Hachalu Hundessa sang about love and unity, recalled his friend Amensisa Ifa, raising issues that many would not dare to raise. He addressed issues of marginalization – capturing the struggles and frustrations of his Oromo people who faced efforts by successive Ethiopian regimes to destroy the Oromoo language, exploit…

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Native Charlestonian Jade Simmons Running For President 2020

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Jade Simmons, a graduate of St. Andrew’s High School, has decided to enter the 2020 Presidential race as an unaffiliated independent.  After graduating from high school, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Music (Piano) from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and a master’s degree from Rice University, Houston, Texas. Jade is the…

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Confederate Statues Being Toppled in Richmond

Special from the Richmond Free Press (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Goodbye, “Stonewall” Jackson. So long, J.E.B. Stuart, Matthew Fontaine Maury and maybe A.P. Hill. The removal of city-owned statues of those Confederates and other champions of slavery and White supremacy has begun with the bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Jackson hauled from the perch it has occupied…

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