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Mother’s Day: ‘Mama, What Would I Do Without You?’

By Hazel Trice Edney and Akua Aboagye As young as 5 and 6 years old, Twan Woods would wake up at night and hear his mother having a seizure. He would know exactly what to do. He would run into her bedroom, hold her, put a cold...
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Black Leaders Ask Obama to Pick Marie Johns as Small Biz Chief

Mounting support for U. S. Small Business Administration Deputy Administrator Marie Johns to be appointed as top leader of the agency is now knocking at the front door of the White House. An April 4 letter bearing the signature...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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CBC Chairman Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) speaks during a Congressional Black Caucus ceremonial oath of office ceremony in the Congressional Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

Marcia Fudge: New Black Caucus Chair Looks for Bipartisan Accord

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – U. S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), the new chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, says she believes opportunities for bi-partisan co-operation between the CBC and Republican legislators may be more pre...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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Obama’s Black Agenda Yet Uncertain On King Day

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – President Barack Obama is set to use the Bibles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln for his second swearing in January 21, no doubt symbolizing his pride as the nation’s first Black pres...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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Black Church and Youth Balls Among D.C. Inaugural Galas

(TriceEdneyWire.com)- The leaders of African American churches will, once again, convene in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Weekend to commemorate one of the most extraordinary events in American history – the second term an...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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From Whitney Houston to Trayvon Martin: Top 10 Black Stories of 2012

America prepares to commemorate 50 years since the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 2013. But, most stories that dominated the Black Press in 2012 foretold a continued quest for racial justice. The ki...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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Fiscal Cliff Still Looms as Congress, President Break for Christmas

President Barack Obama and members of Congress are on Christmas break this week after failing to resolve issues that could lead to a so-called fiscal cliff – meaning tax hikes for middle class Americans and small business...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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Cameron Clarke: Black Teen From Philadelphia Gets Perfect Score on SAT

Cameron Clarke, an African-American teen from Philadelphia, attained a perfect score on this year’s Scholastic Aptitude Test, joining an elite group of 360 U.S. students. More than 1.66 million pupils took the college prepara...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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Amidst Violent Deaths, Pastors Struggle to Comfort the Grieving

Some stood with hands raised; others sat with heads bowed; all crying out to God in their own way on behalf of the loved ones of America’s most recent massacre victims. No, this prayer scene was not in Newtown, Conn. It was a...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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Obama Promises to Use ‘Whatever Power’ Against Gun Violence

On Friday morning, Dec. 14, most Americans were either contemplating last minute Christmas gifts or deeply involved in a divisive debate over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. Then suddenly, the nation found itself united in grief...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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Economist: Black Jobless Numbers Are Trending Down

Despite unresolved “fiscal cliff” negotiations between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, African-Americans should see signs of hope in a trend downward in the unemployment rate and an unexpected growth in jobs...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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New Face of America – Democratic Shift Changing Electorate

By Hazel Trice Edney It’s not just the economy, stupid. It’s the demographics — the changing face of America. The 2012 elections drove home trends that have been embedded in the fine print of birth and death rates, immig...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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NAACP Exposes ‘Dismal’ Minority Hiring Record in Hotel Industry

As Black organizations spend millions of dollars a year on conventions at major hotels across the U.S., a study by the NAACP reports that “a dismal 0.9%” of the industry’s supplier contracts is spent with African-American...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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Black Leaders Plan to Hold Congress, President Accountable… But How?

One month after the re-election of President Barack Obama, more than 40 Black leaders convened this week to begin crafting what appears to be a strategy by which to hold politicians accountable to a suffering Black community th...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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George Fraser: Blacks Must Become Number One Employer of Other Blacks

There are more than 9,000 Black public officials in America, yet African-Americans remain at the rock bottom of every negative statistic in crime, health, economics and education. This is the reason that one lecturer and award-...
by Hazel Trice Edney
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