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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…

An Abominable Massacre of Poor Children’s Futures

By Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund The United States Congress and Trump Administration are engaged in a morally abominable massacre of the hopes, dreams and basic survival and development needs of millions of babies, children and youths in America – 13.2 million of whom are poor. Many are hungry, homeless, unequally educated,…

Hundreds Rallied For Meek Mill, But What About The Rest?

By Lynette Monroe, NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist Recently, hundreds of fans and supporters held a rally outside a Philadelphia courthouse, chanting for Robert Rihmeek Williams a.k.a. Meek Mill, to be released. The rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his parole, stemming from 10 year-old charges, including drug possession and…

Every Day Is A Noteworthy Happening

By Hakim Abdul-Ali      There are many times in my secluded thoughts that I wonder about the intrinsic realities of the omnipresent here and ubiquitous now with extreme spiritual reflections. It seems as though that the living experience is always teaching me something about the awesome simplicities of life itself. Take for instance when,…

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President Donald Trump, #45

By Beverly Gadson-Birch    According to an article in the New York Times, a current and a former American government official reported that President Trump, or #45, for those who refuse to accept him as President, “boasted about highly classified intelligence in a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week providing details…

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Times Are Changing, So Should Our Political Strategies

By Barney Blakeney   The rumor mill had been buzzing for weeks about a political upheaval in North Charleston. The word was that S.C. House Dist. 113 Rep. Seth Whipper would be stepping down from the seat he’s occupied the past 23 years. I was a little conflicted. As far as I can tell, the…

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A Muslim Remembers the Departed

By Hakim Abdul-Ali            “Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raaji’oon” is what a Muslim says when someone passes. It literally means “To ALLAH we belong and to Him (alone) is our return.” That’s a powerful and resonant verisimilitude to always keep in one’s spiritual mirror going forward, and, as I’ve been…

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Mother’s Day: Reflections of a Daughter

By Beverly Gadson-Birch    Mother’s Day is a special time set aside to recognize mothers nationally. And, if your mother has passed away, it’s a time of reflection. There is barely a day that goes by that I don’t think about my mother. Sometimes, it’s just the little things that pop up during the day…

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Whether Friends Or Allies – It’s All Good

By Barney Blakeney    When I was a kid – all those years ago – we used a phrase, “making friends”, that referred to building relationships. Making friends was serious business. It meant you had a bond, you cared about your friend, would support and defend your friend. People don’t make friends anymore. They develop…

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