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Trump Doubles Down on U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem by Threatening U.S. Allies

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Columnist I wasn’t really surprised by Trump’s willingness to threaten the world for daring to stand up to his aggressive move of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; hearing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley suggest that the U.S. was taking names, made this…

Kwanzaa – An Antidote to Insanity

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The sickening sight of smug sycophantic Republicans celebrating the passage of their tax bill on the White House lawn was the Scrooge-like move to drop a lump of coal into the stockings of the 13 million Americans likely to lose health insurance coverage thanks to the move. Of course, corporations…

The False Slogan of Right to Work: An Attack on Worker Freedom

By Lee Saunders, President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a union of 1.6 million public service workers Today’s economy is rigged against working families and in favor of the wealthy and the powerful. That’s not by accident. CEOs and the politicians who do their bidding have written the rules that…

Slipping into Darkness

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, President of the National Congress of Black Women (TriceEdneyWire.com) — “To attract people, to win over people to that which I have realized as being true, that is called propaganda…Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners.  It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically…

President’s Claim To Be Above the Law is “An Affront to the Very Principle on Which Our System is Built”

By Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.” – Theodore Roosevelt, Third Annual Message, December 7, 1903 A claim this week by President Trump’s…

Strong Apprenticeship Programs Key To Addressing The Wage Gap

By Odie Donald II,  director of the DC Department of Employment Services Over the last decades, many American inner cities have seen an economic resurgence. Buoyed by millennials and people’s desire to shorten their daily work commute, neighborhoods and communities that were all but pronounced dead two decades ago now find themselves flush with new…

A Thought to Consider

By Hakim Abdul-Ali     Living in today’s American landscapes of racial, political and societal complexities in many ways is frightening at times, especially if you’re of color. To say that “it is what it is” is to be putting it subtly at best. Also, I believe that you’ll probably agree that the living process…

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And The Brother Tells Me “Times Have Changed”

By Barney Blakeney It’s old news now. Too many public school students in Charleston County don’t perform well academically. The past few weeks I’ve been receiving reports about student performance. The information mostly has been depressing. Among some of the comments and statistics were: Tri-county region sees declines in key reading, math test results; 50,681…

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Gun Control No Longer An Option (It’s a Mandate from the People)

By Beverly Gadson-Birch I was compelled to do a follow up article on gun control after members of Congress and the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) par for the course response to the Las Vegas mass shootings. Elected officials have an obligation to serve their constituents effectively and responsively. I am baffled over the NRA’s response…

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Las Vegas is on My Mind

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   The horrific slaughter that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, this past Sunday has left me deeply thinking once again. In case you aren’t aware, more than 58 people were killed and 515 injured when a 64-year-old madman named Stephen Paddock randomly opened fire from the 32nd floor of a luxury…

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Enough of the Rhetoric!

By Beverly Gadson-Birch  Good Morning, Charleston!  What ‘da heck is going on in this country? We barely got through the hurricanes then another church shooting and now the Las Vegas slaughter have rocked the country. How could someone gun down innocent people out for an evening of fun? Is there anywhere safe? While America has…

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SCANA Debacle Is Just Business As Usual

By Barney Blakeney   I like to keep things simple. Although we live in a complicated world, I’m convinced most things really aren’t that complicated. People make stuff more complicated than they are because, as my dear departed brother Ellis Mack used to say, “Everybody’s got an agenda.” So I’m looking at this whole SCANA/SCE&G…

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