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OPINION: Countering voter suppression

When the Voting Rights Act was attacked, too many tuned out and turned off from the details, although leaders like Barbara Arnwine of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law warned we would begin to feel the effects of this legal setback with various forms of voter suppression. ...

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OPINON: Things you need to know about probate court

By Atty. Rohn Mitchell Special to the Michigan Citizen Even as a child, as far back as you can remember, you demanded the right to make decisions for yourselves. Independence — the freedom to choose and the right to decide — are at the foundation of individual entitlement and human dignity. Even when we have matured and aged, the exercise of independence in choosing the medical treatment we receive or medic ...

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OPINION: Concussions and domestic violence — Study the link

By Jesse Jackson Trice Edney Newswire Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, by his own analysis has received justifiable criticism for the NFL’s incoherent policies on domestic violence, and for his own errors in the case of Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens running back caught on video knocking out his wife. In addition to Rice, Jonathan Dwyer, the Arizona Cardinals running back, was ar ...

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GUEST EDITORIAL:  Eric Holder stood tall for justice

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Black American leadership too often is taken for granted. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation from office not because of malfeasance or wrong-doing, but because of his resolve to leave office after serving six years, the third-longest tenure in history. Being the nation’s top law enforcement officer was not an easy job, yet he stood tall for the principles ...

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OPINION: The cost of not doing business

You have heard the term, “the cost of doing business,” which means folks in business have certain costs that come with the territory. Some characterize it by saying, “It takes money to make money.” Agreed, of course, but how much money does it take for businesses that Black consumers support to make more money? What is their cost of doing business within the Black consumer segment? ...

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OPINION: The CBC — Then and Now

Too often people who have experienced and endured long-term oppression and suffering take for granted some of the socioeconomic and political indicators of progress. In other words, it is important periodically to assess both the setbacks and the gains Black America has made during the past 50 years. ...

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