Dr. E. Faye Williams…’ISaid Nothing’

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – I have conversations with hundreds of people on any given week.  I hear some complaining - often for the sake of complaining.  I hear some talking about what others should be doing. ...

Walter Fields…The Real Terrorism

What we witnessed March 10 on Capitol Hill during hearings led by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, was a shameful example of the excesses of power. Claiming concern...

Danny Bakewell…Toyota Disrespects and Devalues the Patronage of their Black Consumers

I have recently been shocked and appalled by ads that I and other Black publishers saw in several major newspapers (The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, etc.) confirming that Toyota spent hundreds of thousands...

Running on Crazy

If Tunisia kicked down the door of the Arab imagination by showing it was possible to topple a dictator, Egypt drew a blueprint of non-violence for the house of revolution that detailed how to...

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....

Weathering the Storm

Here in Baltimore and throughout the country, an ongoing struggle continues. People are suffering during these difficult economic times. They deserve a government that will stand by them and help them to weather this...

The Growth of Black-Owned Businesses: Entrepreneurship by Necessity

"I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!" Madam C.J. Walker, trailblazing...

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...

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