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Black Workers Need “Real” Not “Fake” Paid Family Leave

By Melanie L. Campbell and Jennifer Tucker When Dorcas, a home health aide living in New York, learned of her mother’s illness, she used most of her vacation time to fly home and care for her. After a few weeks her leave was exhausted and tragically she could no longer afford to be with her…

The Audacity of Ida B. Wells

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The crusading journalist, Ida B. Wells was born on July 16, 1862. Although she made her mark as a journalist, she was also a social worker, advocate, feminist, and organization leader. She too often gets short shrift in history, mainly because she did not go along to get along with…

Passing of Civil Rights Legend John Mack is Deeply-Felt Loss to Urban League Movement

Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “John understood that to truly change hearts and minds in the LAPD, he had to go to work on the inside. And because he was not someone who just shouted in anger and tore things down for the sake of tearing them down,…

A Letter from America’s Children

By Ron Harris, NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist Dear U.S. Media, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and to the concerned Americans who poured out into the streets to protest Donald Trump’s cruel and faulty immigration policies, What about us? We understand and applaud your response to this administration’s malevolent separation of immigrant families from their children—policies and practices…

The Black Press of America is Facing Another Deadly Assault from Trump’s Tariffs on Canadian Newsprint

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO, NNPA Amid the rush to comprehend the ramifications of a full-scale international trade war initiated by the errant and backward tariff policies of the Trump Administration, there are results of the tariffs that need to be challenged by Black America. The financial sustainability of the Black…

July 2nd Is My Independence Day

By Hank Sanders, Alabama District 23 Sen. Hank Sanders July 2nd is an important date to me.  It is important to others for different reasons. Let me tell you why. I grew up in a segregated society. It was not just segregated, but very oppressive. Most Americans think of segregation as just separation of the…

The Orangeburg Massacre Continues Still

By Barney Blakeney  February 8 marked the 50th anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre. It slipped past me – not the annual observance, but the recognition that this year was the 50th anniversary. Like so many observances, somethings become automatic. Feb. 7 was my father’s birthday. I went through the day without a thought about it.…

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Now is the Time to Be Thankful

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   Living among the globally ethnic diverse “colored” nations of “hue-manity” is a blessing in so many norms because it represents a means for conscious souls to experience so many things as a result of being alive in the hear and now. Thanking the Creator Alone of everything for this precious reality…

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SC Education Lottery: Glitch or No Glitch? (What lottery officials are not telling you)

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Good morning all of y’all lottery players out there.  Boy, have I got some news for you from a reliable source regarding the Christmas Day “Add a Play” lottery glitch. Before I share the information with you, let’s take a look at the South Carolina lottery’s history. According to the Daily News…

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Loving My Culture For All That It’s Worth

By Hakim Abdul-Ali It’s that annual time again in the village of Black Awareness in the USA for the celebration of Black History Month. Conscious ebony souls are rejoicing in anticipation of the numerous local and national events that are set to occur during the month and all around the bald eagle’s territorial landscape for…

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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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