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2:34 PM / Thursday June 22, 2017

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Why do we get so worked up over the N-word?

June 22, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Bill Maher, right, appears with professor and author Michael Eric Dyson during a broadcast of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” in Los Angeles. Many African Americans expressed disappointment on June 2 when Maher uttered the N-word on his late-night cable television show. (Janet Van Ham/HBO via AP) By Earl Ofari Hutchinson TV host…

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Civil rights under siege

June 15, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons By Julianne Malveaux TriceEdneyWire.com When he was running for President, #45 [Donald Trump]  asked African Americans what we had to lose by electing him. Embracing the most dystopian view of the African- American community, he attacked our schools, our streets, crime rates, and unemployment, and suggested that we were…

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Can even Cosby make a case he’s being racially targeted?

June 9, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Manny Francisco, Manila, The Phillippines Cosby’s legal pass finally ran out in a Pennsylvania courtroom. And like so many prominent Black men, so did his racial pass. By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Disgraced entertainer Bill Cosby did the predictable when he screamed there was racial bias in the jury selection in his scheduled trial….

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President Donald Trump: “The Disastrous Rise of Misplaced Power”

June 2, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III TriceEdneyWire.com The facts are as follows: Donald Trump, the six-time bankrupted “business man” ran for president as a non-conformist, non-political, outsider.  He fanned the flames of nationalism, xenophobia, racism, misogyny and anti-Muslim bigotry to capture the hearts and minds of a…

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When trauma and mental health hit home

June 2, 2017

By Kendall Alexander @SteezieKBreezie Mental health is something of paramount importance, especially in the Black community.  It has never been easy for us to discuss our issues in terms of mental health because of the stigmas we attempt to fight.  If you grew up in a African American household or identify as apart of the…

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NAACP Chairmen: ‘Today is the First Day of our Next 100 Years’

May 26, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  (AP photo) By Derrick Johnson and Leon W. Russell Op-Ed  originally published on NBCBLK When the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909, there were a number of undeniably stark realities facing Black Americans that the creation of the NAACP sought to overcome. We worked to create…

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The Cultural Coach: Something Noble This Way Comes

May 26, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Wednesday, May 10, 2017, file photo, a group of students stand and turn their backs during a commencement exercise speech by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla. Since the beginning of 2016, more than two dozen campus speeches have been derailed amid controversy, according to the…

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Why so many still adore Trump—despite everything

May 19, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Instead of attending the pro-forma White House Correspondents’ Association dinner as every president has done in the last nearly four decades, President Donald Trump beat up on the press before a wildly enthusiastic and cheering crowd in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The crowd predictably takes the…

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A tiny, petty victory

May 12, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux After months of “repeal and replace” rhetoric, Congress has finally passed a pitiful little bill designed to eliminate the Affordable Care Act.  To watch Republicans gather in the Rose Garden to “celebrate” the narrow passage of their paltry bill, you would have thought that 45 [President Donald Trump]was about to sign ground-breaking…

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