The mission of the Trice Edney News Wire is synonymous with the adage often attributed to Joseph Pulitzer – “To afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.” In America, the most afflicted are all too often African-American people. We offer our content – stories, special reports and perspective pieces – to not only speak truth to power, but to empower readers everywhere with information charting and fortifying African-American progress; thereby American progress.
Our goal is the same as that of the historic Black Press, “to plead our own cause”. We do this by offering to fill historic voids in news reporting and by contributing to the balance of both news and commentary across the nation. We ascribe to the belief expressed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. Therefore, the important issues that we bring to light on the pages of publications, through the airwaves and in cyberspace, are American issues. As we educate a nation about the racial imbalances that prevail in every city, town, and precinct, we aim to impact lives, inspire hope, and motivate change.
At the Trice Edney News Wire, our highest values are quality and integrity. And we are guided by our commitment to the eternal principles of truth, equality, freedom and justice for all.