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The silence is deafening

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. Trice Edney News Wire Last week, The New York Times reported a horrifying measure of America’s shame. Life expectancy for white women without a high school degree had decreased by five years since 1990, according to a study in Health Affairs. Five years. The least-educated white men lost three years in life expectancy. And the life expectancy for American women is now dead last ...

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All labor is obsolete

By Mujahid Malikulmulk I vehemently disagree with your headline “Black Labor ‘obsolete.’” The truth is labor is obsolete, regardless the skin color of the laborer. I applaud Dr. Claude Anderson for pointing out the disparity between business ownership in the 1920s as compared to now, but it’s only half of 1 percent of the real problem. The real problem we evade like the proverbial ostrich with its head in t ...

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Apartheid in Blackface brings catastrophe to South Africa

AFRICAN ANALYSIS By Mark P. Fancher On March 21, 1960, several thousand people stood resolutely outside of the police station in Sharpeville, South Africa to protest the brutal, oppressive system of racial segregation known as apartheid. White police officers who served the country’s white minority regime opened fire on the crowd and killed at least 69 of the Black protesters in cold blood. The shock waves ...

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Important school issues are ‘off the table’

By Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. Trice Edney News Wire The Chicago teachers’ strike got national attention, much of it presuming that the biggest issues are pay and evaluation. But the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has stated that the two sides have in fact been very close on pay. And union members have no objection to evaluation. They just want a system not so skewed to standardized, high-stakes testing. These tes ...

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Netanyahu’s ‘red line’ is just a red herring

By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon II Trice Edney News Wire The Huffington Post and other sources have reported that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu requested a meeting with President Obama to discuss tightening restrictions on Iran and President Obama has rejected his request. Netanyahu has been trying to get the Obama administration to support Israel’s attempt to set a “red line” or boundary around Iran’s nuclear dev ...

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A vote for consumers

By Julianne Malveaux Trice Edney News Wire In this 2012 election, most of the focus is on the top of the ticket. Can President Obama maintain, or increase, his lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney? Will “deep pockets” Romney prevaricate enough in his ubiquitous advertising to turn the tide? Recent news suggests fundraising for Mr. Romney has recently faltered. That, too, is the fodder for national news ...

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Detroit’s good food cure

By John Kavanaugh I am old enough to remember when our family had a “Victory Garden” during the Second World War. It was a patriotic thing to do. Ours was part of a large section of Victory Gardens on the southwest corner of Greenfield Road at Michigan Avenue in East Dearborn. The Dearborn Police station is on that property now. During a Depression many years ago the city of Detroit had a mayor, Hazen Pingr ...

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The significance of struggle

By James Clingman Trice Edney News Wire One of the main themes in the political conventions was centered on how hard it was for the speakers’ families, their parents and grandparents, and how they struggled to make it. Virtually every top speaker reflected on the hard times they went through and how their relatives struggled to put food on the table, how their parents worked two jobs to support their famili ...

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10 reasons why Detroit City Council should say ‘no’ to proposed lease of Belle Isle

By JoAnn Watson The state of Michigan claims that “establishing Belle Isle as a state park provides financial relief to Detroit … brings … restoration and enhancements to the park, and guarantees a beautiful place for Michigan residents to enjoy for decades to come.” However, the proposed lease guarantees zero dollars in compensation to the city of Detroit for a 30-year lease of Belle Isle with two automati ...

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Double whammy for African Americans

By Julianne Malveaux Trice Edney News Wire We have learned that African American unemployment rates stayed level last month with an absurdly high official unemployment rate of 14.1 percent. Unemployment rates for African American men fell, while those for African American women rose. These rates are way too high and understate the extent of pain that exists in the African American community. The philosopher ...

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