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DOJ Investigates
Ferguson Police Practices
Eric Holder
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The Department of Justice has launched a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson Police Department following the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black teen by White officer last month, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Sept. 4.

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Baptist President Sees
Renaissance in Black Community
Rev. Dr. Jerry Young
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - If the Rev. Dr. Jerry Young, the new president of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., has his way, things will change in the Black community from the leadership down to the grassroots.

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Report: Progress for
Back Men Stalled
Black arms through prison bars
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - From the U. S. president to millionaire athletes, these appear to be halcyon days for Black men. Forty years ago, only a fiction writer could imagine that the nation’s leader would ever be a person of color or that a Fortune 500 company like...

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Domestic Violence
Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq.
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – If I put my hands on you in a threatening way get up. Get out. Don’t stay. While there is a reason for my behavior, the reason is not in your favor. Indeed, the reason I threaten you really doesn’t matter. Someone who batters is someone who batters.

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Indicators of Inequality
Julianne Malveaux
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months – an all time high.

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President Obama Addresses the Nation on the ISIL Threat


 
Islamists Gain Ground
in Nigeria's Northeast
Map of Northern Nigeria
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Following fierce fighting with government forces, the insurgent Boko Haram captured new ground in Borno state – sending thousands of civilians into exile, along with soldiers, residents said.

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Black Children Murdered by Blacks:
Non-Issue for Too Many
Dr. Barbara Reynolds
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – After the celebrity politicians, press and preachers leave the glare of the cameras in Ferguson, MO resulting from the murder of Michael Brown, 18, by a white policeman, they should focus national attention on the constant slaughter of the innocents: African American children being murdered most often by black males.

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Holder’s Inaction on Trayvon
Case Called ‘Disappointing’
Trayvon Martin
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The NAACP delivered 1.7 million signatures to the U. S. Department of Justice a year ago, requesting a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla.

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Part 2: How Black Folks
Sustain White Supremacy
A. Peter Bailey
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The first column about the harsh reality of the numerous ways that a sizable number of Black folks help to sustain the psychological toxin of White supremacy focused on the general nature of the infection. This column focuses on specific comments made by notable Black people who contribute to and advance the interest of proponents of White supremacy.

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Bluster is Not
a Strategy
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Bluster is on the loose. With ISIS, an al-Qaida offshoot, proclaiming a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, Russia facing off with Ukraine, Libya descending into a civil chaos, the Taliban striking in Afghanistan, pundits and politicians are raising a drumbeat of demands for muscular action, condemning President Obama for his caution and supposed passivity.

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Part I: The Lessons of
Ferguson: Economic Inequality
Marc Morial
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – I am haunted by the words spoken by Lesley McSpadden immediately following the shooting death of her son, Michael Brown, at the hands of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson almost three weeks ago.

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