Assault on Unions is an Attack on Basic Civil Rights

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – It looks like “Cairo has come to Madison,” said conservative Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, as 50,000 citizens took over the state’s Capitol building. He got the spirit right, but the location wrong....

Republican Budget Cuts: Lost Jobs, Lagging Community Investment, Less Help for the Poor

House Republicans last week introduced a spending measure to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year. And, perhaps not surprisingly, it is an extreme and indiscriminate assault on African Americans and...

Blacks Optimistic? Call it a Survival Tactic

It’s easy to grow bored with public opinion polls, so many are there to consider. But, occasionally one comes along that rivets the attention. Like a new one by the Washington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation...

Deep Enough, Far Enough, or Just Too Much?

(NNPA) – President Barack Obama has proposed a 2012-2013 budget that is, at best, politically pragmatic.  Responding to the Republican sway in Congress, he has decided to impose a set of his own cuts,...

Remembering The “Father of African-American History”

The building that houses my public charter high school on Minnesota Avenue in Northeast D.C. is named for the man who launched what we celebrate today as Black History Month. In 1926, Carter G....

Caring for the Nurses who Care for Us

Any who doubt Baltimore’s students and their potential for success in the demanding health care fields should have a conversation with Dr. Marcella Copes, dean of Nursing at Coppin State University. My colleagues on the...

Only in Black America

Last year I wrote a column about how President Obama totally disrespected Black America (during Black History Month of all times) and there was no outcry from within our community. Now, you have the...

Marc H. Morial…Don’t Mess With the 14th Amendment

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce...

Judge Greg Mathis…Mathis’ Mind: Save Ex-Inmate Programs

(NNPA) – One of the first places state and federal governments look to make cutbacks in an attempt to balance their ballooning budgets is in the penal system. As a result, ex-offender re-entry programs...

Armstrong Williams…Let My People Go!

Egypt looms largely in the Christian psyche. Many Christians, in their heart of hearts, associate Egypt today with the Egypt of Biblical times: a bastion of corruption, idolatry, and enslavement of Israel, God’s chosen...

Kevin Fenton…New Hope and Renewed Action in the Fight Against HIV

On this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7, we are reminded of the devastating toll HIV continues to take among African Americans, affecting nearly every corner of Black communities. Today, as we reflect...

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr…2012 Hip-Hop Vote: Determining the Future of America

(NNPA) — In less than 10 months from now the final countdown to the next national elections in the United States will be begin. The future of America and to a large extent the future...

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