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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…

Watch Your Mouth – Dental Health and Nutrition

By Julianne Malveaux,  author, national columnist and economist From the time I was a little girl, to just a day or so ago, someone has always told me to watch my mouth.  Why? My mouth runs, and sometimes it runs unplugged. I’ve been known to flim flam folks with flattery or eviscerate them with evil, sometimes…

What Would King Say?

By Barney Blakeney    Another significant date has sneaked up on me again. I realized last week April 4 is the 49th anniversary of Martin L. King Jr.’s assassination. Chronicle Publisher James French each year often ran an editorial piece with reference to King’s assassination pretty much asking what King would say about our country…

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CCSD Board Wants To Kick Garrett To The Curb

By Beverly Gadson-Birch The Charleston County School Board of Trustees at its March 13 Committee of the Whole Meeting decided to recommend to the Board as an Action Item to consolidate Garrett Academy with the new North Charleston Center for Advanced Studies at North Charleston High School. Background: The Board’s recommendation is a follow up…

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You Have To Plan Your Work, Then Work Your Plan

By Barney Blakeney I repeat this often – “Plan your work and work your plan.” My late cousin Winfred Miller used to say that’s what his father, my Uncle Teddy Miller, admonished. My uncle was a smart man. Not much formal education, but like his father before him, raised a house full of girls who…

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In Troubled Times, Remember “TTSP”

By Hakim Abdul-Ali  This article is written for me, you and anyone else who has been through or is dealing with some problematic times in his or her life. I don’t believe anyone in “hue-magnify” can be excluded from this scenario. My identifying this topic the way that I hope to do today is because…

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Take The Blinders Off With Education, Not Indoctrination

By Barney Blakeney   I heard from my friends Verlyn and Tyrone Tarlton the other day. I met the Tarltons last year as they traveled with their three children through South Carolina on a nationwide journey to visit all states of the Continental U.S. The Virginians embarked on their quest as part of the children’s…

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“Hard Work Didn’t Kill Me”

By Beverly Gadson-Birch    The younger generation can learn a lot from older folks. When I was younger, my grand momma used to say, “hard work don’t kill nobody.” Now, I am sure you know someone who hard work did in fact killed. Thank goodness for the elderly because their wisdom far outlived them. The…

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