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5:08 PM / Wednesday November 22, 2017

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How Bill killed Netflix and Chill

July 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com   By Elona Washington As an African-American woman, the Bill Cosby trial was unsettling. A part of me hoped that the charges were simply a misunderstanding or an attempt to extort the incredibly successful comedian, actor, director, author, and philanthropist. That’s the easiest explanation, right? And if those charges could…

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What’s really behind Trump’s clinical fixation with Obama

July 7, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News   Trump will stop at nothing to try and destroy Obama’s programs, legacy and ultimately place in history. This is a fixation for which there is no cure.   By Earl Ofari Hutchinson The clinicians would have a field day with President Donald Trump’s fixation with former President…

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The Cultural Coach: When Will the Divisiveness End?

July 7, 2017

By Linda Wallace Dear Cultural Coach: It’s discouraging that we make little progress in overcoming divisions. Behold! We have a new one — the reds and the blues. Can’t we put a stop to this before it goes any further? READER from Spring, Texas Dear Spring: Political, racial and religious divisiveness will continue as long…

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The opioid crisis in Black and White

June 29, 2017

Black drug users lack something that white rural and suburban drug users don’t. That is political clout. By Earl Ofari Hutchinson On March 29, 2017, the mood at the White House was somber when #45 Trump signed an executive order establishing a commission charged with making recommendations on dealing with the opioid crisis. At the…

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

June 23, 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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JFK’s “New Frontier” vs. Trump’s America the Usual

June 22, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III TriceEdneyWire.com “But I tell you the New Frontier is here, whether we seek it or not. Beyond that frontier are the uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and…

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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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