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Obama Unveils Plans for Aggressive
Criminal Justice Reforms
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - For the $80 billion that America spends annually to keep people incarcerated, the nation could have universal preschool for every 3-year-old and 4-year-old in America; could double the salary of every high school teacher; could finance new roads, bridges, airports, job training programs, research and development.

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$5.9 Million and Everything
is Not Fine
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The New York City Comptroller announced on Monday that it agreed to pay Eric Garner’s estate $5.9 million in an out-of-court settlement for his murder by a New York City police officer. Garner died July 17, 2014, in Staten Island after Daniel Pantaleo placed him in an illegal chokehold for selling individual, untaxed cigarettes.

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Texas Jail Death Draws
Eyes of the Nation
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The name Sandra Bland has become the latest in a string of names of African-Americans who have experienced suspicious deaths in police custody around the nation. In the rapidly developing case, the medical examiner has ruled the death a suicide. But the FBI is now investigating the case as a possible murder.

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Justice Tech: Making
Jails and Prisons Work
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – President Obama's impassioned call for criminal justice reform at last week's NAACP national convention was the latest sign that bipartisan criminal justice reform is on the way.

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The “After-Math”
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Now that the confederate flag has been taken down, complete with honor guard and pomp and circumstance, what are Black folks going to do now?

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President Obama Addresses NAACP 106th National Convention



 
New Orleans 90 Percent Back
to Pre-Katrina Status
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Orleans Parish may not yet enjoy the 465,000 population it had prior to the evacuations of August 26, 2005, but a new study by the New Orleans Data Center may be on track to return to that number.

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Ferguson Rebirth: New Ground
on Once Scorched Land
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Today, in the face of tragedies that shock the collective conscience of our nation, it has become commonplace for national media to ask, “What will happen after the cameras shut off, the notepads are tucked away and the reporters have gone home?”

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Will S.C. Become Leader
of the New South?
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – On Friday, the Confederate battle flag came down on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. This symbolic, long overdue gesture has significant meaning.

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Calling Church Leaders:
Come Out of the Closets
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Homosexuals have come out of the closet and many churches have run into the closets and shut the doors. An Overstatement? Could be. But there is much dissatisfaction within Black church circles that many of their leaders are remaining silent and accepting of the U.S. Supreme Court’s scandalous redefinition of marriage.

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The North Won the Civil War,
the South Won the War’s History
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Finally, amidst all the commentary in the so-called “mainstream” press on the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the recent flap over the Confederate flag, White historianl, James W. Loewen, wrote in the Washington Post, “Confederates lost the war but won the history.”

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Let Non-Violent
Drug Offenders Go!
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Jerry Alan Bailey was sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison for conspiring to violate federal narcotics laws. Shauna Barry-Scott was sentenced to 20 years for having cocaine in her possession and intending to distribute it.

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