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5:03 AM / Sunday May 19, 2019

Commentary

A Bit of Political Minstrelsy

November 2, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Diamond and Silk  (Photo: YouTube screen grab)   Or, what I observed sitting through the Diamond and Silk Show.   By Denise Clay Most of the time when I cover political events, all that’s needed for me to get in is my name and an RSVP to the person handling communications for said…

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Georgia’s race for governor soiled by a conflict of interest

October 26, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Stacey Abrams campaigning for Georgia’s gubernatorial seat. (Photo courtesy: stacey.abrams.77)   By Jesse Jackson TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM What if Georgia played Alabama in football and the lead referee was playing quarterback for Alabama? Would we assume the rules are being equally enforced? Would Georgians worry that the fix was in? Football thrives on a level…

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I’m about to have me a Kavanaugh!

October 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Anti Brett Kavanaugh Sign at Protest Rally against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee – Foley Square, New York, NY.   By Julianne Malveaux TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM I’m mad. So mad that I can spit. Throw stuff. Holla. Make some noise. What is a righteous woman to do? I’m about to throw me a Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh…

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To Be Equal:  Enough is enough. Vote!

October 11, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Sybil Morial, being honored as a Woman of Power at the 2012 NUL Conference.  (Photo by Brian Branch Price/Facebook of Marc Morial) Our rights are too hard-won to take for granted By Marc H. Morial TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM “Our first project was to become familiar with the voter registration process and all the impediments that kept down…

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Trump’s stump speech is a con job

October 5, 2018

By Jesse Jackson TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM President Donald Trump is back on the stump, promising to campaign “six or seven days a week” until the general election to try to keep Republicans in control of both Houses of Congress. His stump speech is characteristically bombastic, filled with the exaggerations, insults and flat-out lies that people have come…

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By enforcing climate change denial, Trump puts us all in peril

September 28, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Wilmington, North Carolina – Cape Fear River flooding due to Hurricane Florence and storm surge aftermath. South Water St building sees flooding at its doorstep.  (Photo: Shutterstock)     By Jesse Jackson Sr. TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM North Carolina has been hit with a storm of biblical ferocity. Florence has left at least 17 dead there,…

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Check with the voter registrar – are you still on the rolls?

September 13, 2018

By Mark Hedin TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM U.S. citizens across the country soon will vote on all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, for 35 U.S. senators and three dozen governorships. The House of Representatives and possibly the Senate are up for grabs. Given the high stakes, voters would do well to check at least a month…

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Black Political Excellence

September 13, 2018

By Julianne Malveaux TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM Sens. Cory Booker  and Kamala Harris used their time wisely in their questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the elusive man whose hidden documents would perhaps disqualify him from the court. Both (along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein and others) raised important points in grilling Kavanaugh, and Booker went on a…

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The Church’s child-rape problem

September 7, 2018

By Mark Segal Publisher, Philadelphia Gay News [Warning:  This is one of the strongest columns I’ve ever written.  It’s a subject that LGBT people must take seriously and nationally, since the church has used what they have been institutionally practicing against us for years.  While the Catholic religion should be treated with respect, its leadership…

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