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Equity v. Equality: Giving Students the Tools They Need to Succeed

By Naomi Shelton, Director of K-12 Advocacy at UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Equity has been a huge buzzword in the field of education this year. Education advocates and politicians alike have called for an increase in educational equity, but what does the term really mean? Equity is not Equality. Equity creates equality by prioritizing…

A Message to Presidential Candidates: A Winning Strategy Includes a Plan for Black America

By Marc H. Morial (TriceEdneyWire.com) – “You want our vote, come get our vote.” – Angela Lang, executive director, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities The nation recently experienced a midterm election of historic dimensions: more than 47% of eligible voters cast a ballot in November – the highest percentage since 1966.  Black voter participation drove were a…

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters Makes History: First Black, First Woman to Chair House Financial Services Committee

By Charlene Crowell As 2019 begins, there is also a new Congress with leadership in the House of Representatives that makes history for people of color and women alike. Long-time California Representative Nancy Pelosi returns as Speaker of the House – the first time in 50 years that a Member of Congress has achieved this…

No More New Year’s — New You

By Morgan A. Owens, NNPA Newswire Contributor Let’s be really honest, how often do we neglect our New Year’s resolutions after January? Many times, we set resolutions but don’t know where to start. We get stuck and revert to old habits that aren’t helping us bloom into the best we can be. Often, we are…

Listen – A 2019 Challenge in Memory of Robby Gregg

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) – I’m leaving 2018 behind, with its myriad trials and tribulations.  For me, many of the challenges revolved around the unhealthy atmosphere in Washington, D.C., and that’s not likely to change.  But many of the challenges, joys, and sorrows were also personal.  One of them was the loss of Robby Gregg,…

Because of the CBC, the Farm Bill Includes Millions for HBCUs, Black Farmers, and Rural Communities of Color

By Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus In 1986, on her award-winning “Control” album, singer-songwriter Janet Jackson asked: “What have you done for me lately?” This is a question the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is asked a lot. Well, here’s our latest answer to that question: Since its founding in…

Ungrateful White America

By Beverly Gadson-Birch   Every day in these not so “United States of America” is a struggle for Black folk.  This is worth repeating, I said “everyday” is a struggle for Black folk. Before the sun rises, folks are scheming on what they are going to do and how they are going to keep black folk…

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Delving Deep Into Black Striving

By Hakim Abdul-Ali   In Black America, as it is in the other various other Americas of modernity, there’s a persistent thought always floating around in the individual and collective mental psyches of everyone. And that’s about achieving something notable for self and to provide and take care of one’s family and loved ones. “Delving…

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Being Civil In The Face Of Incivility

By Barney Blakeney Ever had something that just sticks in your craw, a bad vibe that just won’t go away? For the past week I’ve been battling this bad feeling I got after a confrontation that’s left me re-evaluating a lot of stuff which has to do with civility, courtesy and tolerance. Last week I…

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Apathetic: If The Shoe Fits, Wear It!

By Beverly Gadson-Birch Why have pastors distanced themselves from the chaos taking place in the black community? Does anyone care about the high crime rate among young black males and the dual educational system operating right under our noses in Charleston County? Where the heck are our leaders?  Why ‘da heck are y’all so silent?…

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To Seek Love is for All to Feel

By Hakim Abdul-Ali    Today’s article is for grown up folk, so don’t get it mixed up with reckless naïveté or unscripted absurdities. No, this is an attempt in understanding a few of the prudent traumas and emotional changes occurring in some of our daily lives at this very moment. I had a provocative experience…

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Joan Mack and Tessa Spencer Adams – Two Busy Bees

By Barney Blakeney  I’ve been trying to write this story for the past couple of years – something that tells the inspiring tale of two very energetic women who have had profound impacts in our community – a story about media journalists Joan Mack and Tessa Spencer Adams. Joan is Tessa’s aunt. I’ve always been…

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