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  • On Selma

    On Jan. 18th I went to see the movie “Selma.”  It was one of the greatest movies I have ever seen.  In retrospect, it reminded me what a great and awesome people we are.  To have put up with so much persecution and continue to push on was incredible.  Dr. King, Andrew Young, the Honorable […]

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  • We Can No Longer Afford a World of ‘the other’

    A shadow of ignorance and hate has darkened us all.  We raise our voices in anguish and protest at the French “Charlie” outrage as we briskly walk past the hungry beggar in the street, neglect a family member who has fallen on hard times, look away from the youth whose pants aren’t hitched up ...

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  • World is Indifferent to Missing Nigerian Girls

    One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and four others at a kosher grocery store. Two law enforcement officers were also killed, bringing the total to ...

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  • When Will Black Lives Matter?

    TriceEdney—A few days ago, a most amazing event occurred in the United States! You may have heard about it.  Although I had background information on the event in question, the last thing I would have expected occurred.  Two Albuquerque, New Mexico police officers were indicted by Bernalillo ...

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  • The Evil that is Boko Haram

    There is nothing—no religion, no grievance, no way of thinking– to justify what Boko Haram did over the weekend when they sent what appeared to be a 10-year-old girl wearing a bomb into a crowded market in Northern Nigeria. The Nigerian Islamic terrorist group has been behind some of the ...

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  • Taking the Path toward Justice

    “We Must Accept Finite Disappointment, But We Must Never Lose Infinite Hope” Martin Luther King, Jr. The recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, followed by the tragic killings of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, have put our nation at a crossroads. We face two very distinct ...

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  • From 12 Years a Slave to Selma to Obama

    The movie “12 years a slave” rather brutally reminded us not only of the raping, lynching and public lashing our ancestors suffered, but also of the sheer humiliation of being stripped naked in public that they endured. America’s revered creed – the self evident truth ...

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  • The Republicans Control Congress. Now What?

    The third-highest ranking member of the Republican controlled House of Representatives gave a speech before a White supremacist group run by David Duke in 2002. And while Steve Scalise of Louisiana apologized after the information came out late last year and received some mild admonishments ...

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  • Protesting the Protesters

    What is it with the police in New York? The city has been host to multiple #Icantbreathe and #blacklivesmatter protests following the deaths of unarmed Black men such as Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. Then, a few days before Christmas, Ismaaiyl Brinsley ...

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  • MD HBCUs continue to fight for civil and human rights

    The Maryland higher education system (MHES) views and treats Coppin State University (CSU) as a ghetto school in the “hood” on North Avenue. Their view is rife with many of the stereotypes law enforcement agencies attributed to Michael Brown and Eric Garner in justifying their murders. The ...

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