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State of Equality and Justice in America: 50th Anniversary of Medgar Evers’ Assassination Reminds Us of Civil Rights Work That Remains

State of Equality and Justice in America: 50th Anniversary of Medgar Evers’ Assassination Reminds Us of Civil Rights Work That Remains

  Barbara Arnwine State of Equality and Justice in America: 50th Anniversary of Medgar Evers’ Assassination Reminds Us of Civil Rights Work That Remains Opportunity for Young Activists to Meet Unmet Needs By Barbara R. Arnwine Fighting for social and racial justice is the enduring component of the civil right movements. In the tumultuous 1960s […]

Judge Accused of Making Racial Comments Under Review

Judge Accused of Making Racial Comments Under Review

A council of federal judges in Washington will look into a misconduct complaint against a conservative judge who’s alleged to have made racially discriminatory comments. Judge Edith Jones of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allegedly said at a speech in February that were racially offensive to Blacks and Latinos. On Wednesday, […]

Former U.S. Rep Allen West Blasts Bill Cosby Over Comments Praising Black Muslims

Former U.S. Rep Allen West Blasts Bill Cosby Over Comments Praising Black Muslims

Courtesy Photo Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper Comedian-activist Bill Cosby is often the outspoken “uncle” whose sometimes-provocative comments, usually on Black parenting, are hotly debated, but eventually forgiven. But the recently defeated freshman Florida Republican Congressman Allen West seems unwilling to overlook the legendary entertainer’s recent comments on […]

Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds

Rep. Hank Johnson Helps Secure HBCU Funds

Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) has helped secure $5 million to increase funding for science research at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority institutions (MIs). The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) “marked up” or amended and approved the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week. In a 15-hour marathon session, the […]

Stop, Frisk and Swab: America’s DNA Database

Stop, Frisk and Swab: America’s DNA Database

Alonzo King American criminal justice entered a new era when the U.S. Supreme Court decided recently that law enforcement could take DNA samples from arrestees. However, complex consequences await communities of color already reeling from police abuse of stop and frisk practices. It’s not simply about DNA evidence being a better way to catch and […]

Craig Robinson Feature —“This Is the End”

Craig Robinson Feature —“This Is the End”

SAN FRANCISCO – Comedian Craig Robinson, who audiences may best remember as Darryl Philbin, the warehouse manager on the long-running hit NBC TV show, “The Office,” is now enjoying even more success on the big screen. Robinson, 41, most recently starred with Kerry Washington (TV’s “Scandal”) in the family comedy, “Peeples” and in the end […]

Winfrey and Perry: A Match Made at OWN

Winfrey and Perry: A Match Made at OWN

“The Haves and the Have Nots” His first dramatic series, “The Haves and Have Nots” premiered May 28. The hourlong drama series became OWN’s most watched premiere show to date. And the comedy-driven “Love Thy Neighbor” premiered the following night, May 29 also breaking records. It is no secret that OWN is still searching for […]

Television Journalists Acknowledge the Best and Brightest

Television Journalists Acknowledge the Best and Brightest

Although the official awards season is several months down the line, some of the best and brightest are being honored by television journalists. The list of nominees for the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards was announced recently by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Thumbs up to Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”), Regina King (“Southland”), […]

U. S. Senate Could Craft New Protection if High Court Kills Section 5 by Hazel Trice Edney

U. S. Senate Could Craft New Protection if High Court Kills Section 5 by Hazel Trice Edney

In a “meet the press” type setting, U. S. senators – between votes – fielded questions from reporters during a Black media roundtable. If the U. S. Supreme Court strikes down or alters the Section 5 Preclearance Clause of the Voting Rights Act, Congress should be prepared with a remedy to protect against discrimination, according […]

Economic Lessons of the Past by James Clingman

Economic Lessons of the Past by James Clingman

“I was tired of giving in.” Rosa Parks It is always interesting to reflect on certain events that took place in days gone by, especially when it comes to economic issues. In my entrepreneurship classes I often use the example of the Montgomery Bus Boycott to illustrate a very important lesson we could (and should) take […]