Child Watch: Children’s Health on the Chopping Block

(NNPA) — Like many parents, California mother Anne-Marie Skinner knows “accidents happen.”  Her active, athletic teenagers - Constance and Lucas - are both involved in a number of extracurricular activities, and both have unfortunately...

‘Mathis’ Mind’: Smarter on Crime

(NNPA) — The nation’s decades long war on drugs and ‘tough on crime’ posture has failed to reduce crime rates and control the rising prison population. Additionally, our current crime fighting strategy puts us...

William Donald Schaefer (1921-2011)

With the passage of William Donald Schaefer on April 18, an epoch of the last half of Maryland’s 20th century political world has come to a close. No other person during that time span...

Donald Trump’s Baseless Challenge to Obama’s U.S. Citizenship

Donald Trump, who is again flirting with the possibility of running for president on the Republican ticket, has garnered widespread publicity by repeating thoroughly discredited claims that President Barack Obama was not born in...

Blacks and the Economics of Voting

How long will the Black community continue to allow the Obama administration and the Democratic Party to insult them and then blame it on Obama not wanting to be perceived as a “Black” president? Let...

Our View: ‘I’ll Give you D.C.’

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray was outraged. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton was livid, almost apoplectic. Even Illinois Democrat Danny Davis, ranking member on the House subcommittee with oversight of the District of Columbia, said...

Return of the Vassal State

(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The medieval vassal state was legend for the disparity established between haves and have-nots. Feudal lords routinely ruled their serfs without compassion or regard for their humanity. It was customary for feudal...

Suffer Unto the Young

(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The jobs numbers were hailed as good news last week, with employers adding over 200,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate ticking down to 8.8 percent. Less attention was given to...

Who is Qualified for Public Service in the Nation’s Capital?

On March 28, Ward 3 District Councilmember Mary Cheh convened a hearing to examine a former mayoral candidate’s allegations, which some describe as an “HR nightmare” for the new administration of Washington, D.C. Mayor...

‘We Are One’ in the Legacy of Dr. King

(TriceEdneyWire.com) - As the nation marks the 43rd anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, which occurred as a result of his intervention and support of the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike, it...

The Invisible Institution

In the season of slavery, historians defined the Black church as the “invisible institution.”  The name was given because Blacks assembled to worship under a shroud of secrecy because such gatherings were outlawed by...

Omitting the Island Humanity of the Pacific

Sitting here in Hawaii in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I’m appalled and aghast with the way the Imperialist Western media has covered the Earthquakes, Tsunami and Nuclear Devastation in Japan. CNN, ABC,...

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