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,...

We Movin’ to the Outskirts of Town

Black Americans are losing political clout. The loss of voting power is not from White peoples’ skullduggery, but due to our own movement choices. 2010 Census data show that 20 of the 25 cities...

George E. Curry…The U.S. Switches Back and Forth on Gaddafi

(NNPA) — The mass protests that led to the downfall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after 35 years in power and  the 23-year tenure of Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali have inspired protests...

Demographic Shifts and Black Political Power

(TriceEdneyWire.com) — Census data on city populations made headlines last week. Washington, D.C., apparently, only barely can be described as “chocolate city” since the African-American population is only a scant majority in the city....

April 4 marks the somber anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King...

April 4 marks the somber anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Too often, sadly, Dr. King is remembered more for his famous “Mountaintop” speech than the cause he...

Sharing My Avastin Story

In 2009, 181 women from 31 different countries created the largest all-female skydiving formation in history. What would possess so many daughters, mothers, and even grandmothers to don pink jumpsuits and free fall thousands...

One Week Later

The writer is the son of AFRO freelance photographer J.D. Howard. He lives in Tokyo with his family and is an employee of Dell computers. He sent this letter to family and friends via...

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