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Government-supported Race
Discrimination Suppressing
Black Homeownership
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Despite the fact that the Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress more than 50 years ago, evidence reveals that government-supported racial discrimination in home buying remains rampant across the U.S. – yet, with little legislative remedy or recourse.

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White Chicago Cop
Convicted of Shooting
to Death Black Teenager
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - A jury today found Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

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Blacks Still Lagging
in Voter Registration as
Activists Make Urgent Appeal
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Three African-Americans are running for governor; Democrats are in a dogged race to win majority of the U. S. House and Senate in the Nov. 6 mid-term elections; and crucial legislation affecting African-Americans – including the Voting Rights Act, police reforms, gun control, mass incarceration and anti-poverty measures - are at stake.

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CRL Calls for
Firing of Fair Lending
Official Who Used N-Word
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Recent and stunning disclosures of racially-offensive writings by a high-ranking official at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has unleashed an escalating barrage of criticisms, including calls for the official to be fired and more probing questions regarding the agency’s commitment to fair lending.

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Respect
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - A few years before Aretha Franklin sang “Respect.” Before her, Otis Redding’s version had a laudable meaning, too. When Aretha sang “Respect” in 1967, she turned the song into something women have never let go.

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Black Political Leadership in the 21st Century


 

 
The Unfulfilled Power
of the Black Vote
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - For decades I have been hammering home the point that in a low voter participation environment, the group that effectively educates, mobilizes and organizes its voters to turn-out on election day will wield power disproportionate to its numbers in the overall electorate.

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Cosby’s Sentence Highlights the
Nation’s Aging Prison Population
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Bill Cosby’s sentence of 3 to 10 years after being convicted on three counts of sexual assault spotlights the growing number of elderly housed in the nation’s state and federal prisons.

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No Matter What?
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - I am compelled to express my disgust at the determination of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the White House to ramrod through a Supreme Court (SCOTUS) nomination no matter what.

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Kavanaugh is on
the Court - Now It's Time
for the People to Speak
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Brett Kavanaugh is now a justice of the Supreme Court. He is there only because he is what he showed himself to be in the Senate hearings: a vicious, partisan operative utterly committed to a right-wing judicial activism that will inevitably lead to a constitutional crisis.

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Urban Reentry
Jobs Program for
Formerly Incarcerated
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The part of my job I appreciate the most is getting to know the exceptional men and women who have turned their lives around – after facing seemingly insurmountable challenges – with a helping hand from of the Urban League Movement.

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I'm About to Have
Me a Kavanaugh!
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.

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