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When Someone Tells You Who They Are, Believe Them!

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday.” -Washington…

Skin Color, Not Credit Risk, Tied to Auto Finance, Says Report

By Charlene Crowell Nationwide, auto loans represent the third highest category of consumer debt. And according to new research, the color of your skin has a lot to do with how much debt is incurred. Discrimination in Auto Lending, authored and published by the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), found that despite federal laws banning…

No Surprise, No Doubt!

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. (TriceEdneyWire.com) — I’ve never witnessed it. It’s only been reported to me by those present to experience it. It’s an open secret that is made no better with a direct acknowledgment of its existence! I speak of the denigration of people of color by a racist who, in the…

Dr. King and the Dignity of Work

By Julianne Malveaux Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t plan to get involved in the Memphis garbage worker’s strike. He hadn’t planned to be there on the fateful day when he was shot on April 4, 1968. But he was pressured to go the first time and found the garbage worker’s strike compelling. He promised…

The Power of the Presidency: Will Ethnic Cleansing Be Next?

By Barbara Reynolds (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The ”sh*thole” debacle: It is one thing to rhetorically hate a race of people but it is quite another to have the power and the resources to destroy them. That is why Trump’s arguing that people from “sh*tholes,” like Haiti and Africa don’t belong here is so disturbing. In a…

2018 Marks the 50th Anniversary of a Momentous Year in Civil Rights

By Marc H. Morial “It is not an overstatement to say that the destiny of the entire human race depends on what is going on in America today. This is a staggering reality to the rest of the world; they must feel like passengers in a supersonic jetliner who are forced to watch helplessly while…

Toby Smith Hopes To Continue Her Mission As 1st Dist. Congresswoman

By Barney Blakeney   I should have known she was up to something when I got the call. Toby Smith and I have been friends a long time. I’ve found her to be a busy and progressive person. She’s friendly and personable, but she’s always been about business. We stay in touch, but if she…

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New Police Chief in Town

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Congratulations and best wishes to the new Police Chief of North Charleston, Reggie Burgess. Thursday, January 11, 2018 was a monumental day with the swearing in of Assistant Chief Reggie Burgess as the first black Police Chief of North Charleston.  While the timing of the promotion is suspect, the promotion is long…

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Traffic Gridlock – A Transportation Nightmare

By Barney Blakeney  Man, I was madder than a wet hen last Friday trying to get to West Ashley from the peninsula at 5 p.m. during rush hour traffic. I was at The Chronicle’s North Central peninsula office and had to get to North Bridge so I could change clothes for a 6:30 p.m. appointment.…

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Never Lose Sight

By Hakim Abdul-Ali It seems that I’m always thinking about the majestic awesomeness of the Most High Alone. I make no apologies for that cool stream of thinking because without the gift of life that’s extended to me by God Alone, I wouldn’t be here sharing my thoughts with you now. I try to “Never…

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The Power is Within You

By Hakim Abdul-Ali There are many unexpected occasions in my life experiences that have occurred that I’ve been drawn to with humility. Such was the case this past weekend when I ran into a casual brother who I hadn’t seen for quite a while. You see, this missing “hue-man” from my memory was incarcerated for…

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Who’s Fooling Who?

By Barney Blakeney   I’ve always had a problem with the utilities monopoly in South Carolina. I wrote about it years ago in an op-ed piece for the Summerville Journal. I tried to express that consumers can be at a disadvantage when there’s only one option for a given commodity. My then editor and former…

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