Politics & Law

NAACP on the Civil Rights Front Lines: Trump’s War Against Civil Rights

By Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP BALTIMORE—Recently, the NAACP, alongside members of the Congressional Black Caucus, gathered on the steps of Capitol Hill to demand a halt of the Trump administration’s continued attempts to force Thomas Farr—a known racist with ties to the late segregationist Senator Jesse Helms—into the federal judgeship of…

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Hate Thy Neighbor Colors Sessions’ Immigration Practices

By Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds and Rev. Dr. Keith Magee (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has reached down into the garbage can of history to twist passages of Holy Scripture, once used by segregationists to perpetuate slavery, segregation, White nationalism and Jim Crow, to justify separating immigrant children from their parents, many of whom…

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Primary Elections Produce Surprises In Races

By Barney Blakeney Tuesday’s primary elections produced some local surprises. Charleston County voters wrought surprises in the primary races for Probate Court Judge electing Stephanie Ganaway-Pasley as the Democratic nominee and in the Register of Deeds Democratic primary electing Michael Miller. At the state level Gov. Henry McMaster maintained his lead as the Republican incumbent,…

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Congressional Black Caucus Wants Marijuana Decriminalized

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Congressional Black Caucus has announced its support of decriminalization of marijuana, the centerpiece of the nation’s war on drugs that landed thousands of Black men and women in prison until states began legalizing it for recreational use when it was openly being used by Whites.…

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Supreme Court Rules Ohio Voter Purges are Legal

By Frederick H. Lowe Special from NorthStarNewsToday.com (TriceEdneyWire.com) – In a 5-4 decision on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Ohio can resume its purge of infrequent voters from its rolls. The decision is expected to have a devastating effect on the state’s black voters and it could get even worse when the ruling…

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