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Black Male Hero
Disarms Man Who Killed
Four With AR-15 Rifle
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - After watching WGN television news in Chicago on Sunday show mugshot after mugshot of black men either under arrest or wanted by police, it was exciting to see a photo, not a mugshot, of James Shaw, Jr., a 29 year-old black man who successfully wrestled away an automatic rifle from a nearly naked white man after he had shot to death four individuals, including three African Americans, on Sunday at an Antioch, Tennessee, Waffle House restaurant.

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Blacks Seeking Help
Often Risk Their Lives
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Fourteen-year-old Brennan Walker, a black high school student, knocked on a stranger’s door to ask directions to school after oversleeping and missing the bus. He was walking to school in Rochester Hills, Michigan, a Detroit suburb, when he became lost.

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Starbucks to Close
More Than 8,000 Stores
for Racial-bias Training
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Starbucks will close more than 8,000 company-owned stores affecting 175,000 employees in the United States on May 29th to address implicit racial bias, following arrests of two black-male customers last week at its Center City store in Philadelphia.

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Predatory Lending is
the Tip of the Iceburg
julianne_malveaux
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is supposed to “protect” consumers from fraud and predatory lending.

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Business as Usual
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - After hearing that two Black men were arrested at a Starbucks restaurant, we were told that some Black people were actually shocked. I was not.

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Al Sharpton Speaks at Stephon Clark's Funeral


 

 
Obama to Deliver
16th Mandela Lecture
in South Africa
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Former president Barack Obama will deliver the annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at a 4,000-capacity arena in Johannesburg in July.

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Positive Black Folks
in Action
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Sometimes, when witnessing the basic apathy of too many Black folks in this country, it is tempting to throw one’s hands in the air and say, “Forget it.”

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Citizenship Question
Fuels Confrontations
over 2020 Census
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - “We will not allow our community to cower in fear,” exclaimed Arturo Vargas, executive director of the NALEO Education Fund, voicing his opposition to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s decision ask respondents to the 2020 Census if they are American citizens.

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Winnie Mandela Bore
the Scars of Battle,
Helped Heal a Nation
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Winnie Madikizela Mandela has been laid to rest and honored at a state funeral in South Africa. To many, she was loved as the “mother of the nation” even in her final days.

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U.S. Senate Votes
Against Protections on
Anti-discriminatory Auto Loans
charlene_crowell
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - America is often touted as a nation of laws, and not of men. But it seems that today some lawmakers have no interest in upholding laws that mandate fairness in financial services – particularly when consumers of color are affected.

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Thousands of Students
Go Hungry Every Day
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - A 22-year old mother of two young children decides to go to class rather than pick up an extra shift at the doctor's office where she works. The decision, while beneficial to her education, means she won't have enough money to feed herself and her children sufficiently that month.

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