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9:01 AM / Monday May 21, 2018

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Racism by Any Other Name…

May 18, 2018

No matter what you call it, racism never changes.   By Kenyatta Johnson Racism is the national shame of America. The recent arrest of two young Black men at the Starbucks at 18th and Spruce here in Philadelphia may have finally led us to confront it, but incidents like these are neither new or isolated….

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Face the truth about lynchings to move our country forward

May 11, 2018

By Jesse Jackson TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM If we don’t know the ‘whereas,’ the ‘therefore’ doesn’t make sense. Witness the ovens in Auschwitz and Treblinka, and then you can understand the creation of Israel. Last week, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama, demanding a reckoning with one of this nation’s most repressed atrocities:…

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When political connections allow discrimination, we fight back

May 11, 2018

By Mark Segal  For our family at PGN, this has been what you might call a mixed couple of weeks. It started with the death of one of our extended family members, Mike Petty, the husband of Don Pignolet, who has been with this paper since its beginning. Naturally our hearts and first concerns were…

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Minority community newspapers deserve sheriff sales ads

May 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Mark Segal (insert)   By Mark Segal The April 29 Inquirer article by Craig McCoy and Jeremy Roebuck regarding sheriff’s sale ads essentially questions the value of community, ethnic and other specialty news organizations that serve groups traditionally underserved by the mainstream press, including the Inquirer itself.  The dismissal of minority community news…

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The Cultural Coach: Winner of the J. Whyatt Mondesire Scholarship seeks a world where diversity is reflected and respected

May 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Troy Albert Bundy By Linda Wallace Troy Albert Bundy, the winner of this year’s J. Whyatt Mondesire Community Impact Scholarship at Community College of Philadelphia, wants many of the same things the late Philadelphia journalist and activist wanted: a more equitable world and greater opportunity for his children. Bundy said he was grateful…

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Predatory lending is the tip of the iceberg

May 4, 2018

By Julianne Malveaux The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is supposed to “protect” consumers from fraud and predatory lending.  But since 45 has ruled the roost, he has empowered exploiters to extract too much money from consumers. And he has exposed himself to implicit bribes, which is why the Consumer Financial Services Association of America was…

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Will the Lame Duck quack?

April 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Paul Ryan   By Julianne Malveaux TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM The rats are leaping off the sinking ship! Paul Ryan says he wants to spend more time with his teenagers, but likely he also doesn’t want to be part of the losses Republicans are likely to experience in November (unless the Dems mess up, which is…

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The Cultural Coach: A Nation of Allies– Just what Starbucks’ needs

April 27, 2018

Members of Power converge on the 18th & Spruce Sts. Starbucks during Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s press conference last week protesting the arrest of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson.  (Photo by Solomon Williams)   By Linda Wallace I was chasing a big story in a small Texas town when I came face to face to with my…

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Winnie Mandela bore the scars of battle, helped heal a nation

April 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  In this Feb. 11, 1990, file photo, Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, raise clenched fists as they walk hand-in-hand upon his release from prison in Cape Town, South Africa. (AP Photo/Greg English, File)   By Jesse Jackson Sr. TriceEdneyWire.com Winnie Madikizela Mandela has been laid to rest and honored at a state…

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Pay disparity affects everyone

April 12, 2018

By State Rep. Morgan Cephas (D-Phila) April 10th was Equal Pay Day, or the day that symbolically marks how much longer women have to work to catch up to what men earned in the previous year. Quite a lot of overtime, right? In Pennsylvania, women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. The…

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