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7:59 AM / Friday March 24, 2017

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Believe it or not, there is a method to Ben Carson’s zaniness

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Shutterstock This is more than political theater of the absurd. It touches the throbbing pulse of ultra-conservatives. By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Make no mistake, there’s a calculated method to Dr. Ben Carson’s zaniness. There’s absolutely no way the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development could not know that making an…

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The Cultural Coach: Audit can help identify hidden biases

March 17, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO: Shutterstock By Linda Wallace As 2017 unfolds, the time has come for all Americans to confront two of the scariest words on the planet: cultural audit. Cultural audits are mental exercises that enable individuals to identify and manage hidden biases and challenge their automatic assumptions. They enable us to determine whether we hold…

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Black History is American History – Part 1

March 10, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Discovery of Nat Turner (1800-1831), by Benjamin Phipps on October 30, 1831. Turner eluded capture for two months, he was discovered hiding in a cave.  (Engraving by William Henry Shelton (1840-1890)/Shutterstock)   By Rahim Islam “On behalf our ancestors, who are voiceless, I will represent them until I join them, and will never…

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To Be Equal: Claims of ‘fake news’ are an insult to an institution that has risked lives to advance liberty

March 3, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com By Marc H. Morial TriceEdneyWire.com “The brutality with which officials would have quelled the black individual became impotent when it could not be pursued with stealth and remain unobserved. It was caught—as a fugitive from a penitentiary is often caught—in gigantic circling spotlights. It was imprisoned in a luminous glare…

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‘Blacks for Trump 2020’ is Trump’s latest con

March 3, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Blacks For Trump 2020.com screen grab By Earl Ofari Hutchinson They had the best, closest and most visible spot in the crowd behind President Donald Trump at his much-touted recent pep rally in Melbourne, Florida. “They” being the handful of Blacks that enthusiastically waved the “Blacks for Trump” signs behind him. The Black…

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The Cultural Coach: No room for prejudice in the workplace

March 3, 2017

By Linda Wallace Dear Cultural Coach: Q: A lot of my friends say they are colorblind, but I wonder if that is possible in such a race-conscious society. Do you think it possible to react in the same way to ethnically diverse communities? RACE-CONSCIOUS Dear Race-Conscious: A: It is possible to attain a level of…

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Civil rights will suffer under Sessions

February 25, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON: (Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com) By Jesse Jackson TriceEdneyWire.com President Donald Trump’s first three weeks in office have left Americans reeling from what Republican speechwriter Peggy Noonan called his “cloud of crazy.” His cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy secretary who wanted to eliminate…

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Universally Speaking: The election of Donald J. Trump

February 25, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star Where does the Black community go from here? Part One By Rahim Islam On November 9, 2016, America witnessed one of the biggest and most historical political earthquakes ever.  Very few people saw this coming.  In fact, most predicted that Donald Trump would lose convincingly to Hilary Clinton. …

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We’ve Got Issues

February 17, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  (Nate Beeler, The Columbus Dispatch) According to a coalition of community groups, Pennsylvania doesn’t have a friend in Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. By Denise Clay When President Donald Trump announced that he had chosen Judge Neil Gorsuch to be his nominee for the Supreme Court seat that’s sat vacant since the…

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Cultural Coach: Social bias still in the workplace

February 17, 2017

By Linda Wallace It took a few painful years for me to stumble upon a remarkable discovery: Not everything bad that happens to me occurs because my skin is brown. On the contrary, I find that the fact I am female seems to matter considerably in the business world. On two occasions, supervisors offered me…

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