Commentary

  • TITHES VS. TAXES

    Trice Edney – There was a time when I didn’t tithe.  I, like many people, dropped my few dollars in the collection plate when it came around or when I was on my way out of church.  In my mind at the time, tithing was never mandatory, but I always felt good when I was […]

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  • The Republican Gun Convention

    In an online petition, more than 50,000 conservatives are leading a campaign to allow guns at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. The reason: Conservatives claim they will be “sitting ducks” in the Quicken Loans Arena, the site of the convention, if Republican ...

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  • Supreme Court Gives a Voting Rights Civics Lesson

    Just when you thought that the turmoil of recent Supreme Court controversies would make us feel that the court may not protect our most precious rights, we get a welcomed judicial ruling.  A unanimous court affirmed the principle of one person one vote earlier this week in Evenwal v. Abbott, a ...

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  • Republicans Continue to Pay Lip Service to Blacks

    I have received so many phone calls and e-mails asking me about the continued firings of the few Black staffers at the Republican National Committee (RNC) that I have decided to share my thoughts on this issue. First of all, these staffers deserved to be fired and it should have happened a long ...

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  • Obama and the Elephant in the Room

    It’s been whispered for years so let’s deal with the elephant in the room: Many African Americans have privately complained that President Obama has catered to the needs of immigrants more than those of Blacks.  The fact that neither group fits in a separate and unique block ...

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  • The Terror Attacks and People Like Us

    Who are these people? That’s always my first thought when humanity has been again shaken by another act of terror somewhere around the globe: Who are these individuals and groups who think that killing innocent people is an-forgive the use of this word-effective way to wage war, or just ...

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  • Rejecting the Freedom to Discriminate

    “All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people, that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent national gifts. For happily the Government of the United ...

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  • Still Waging a Civil War

    I remember when I was a teen and former Alabama segregationist Gov. George Wallace was running for president. To me, he was a hateful, vile and scary man. Wallace was angry that the federal government had dared interfered in the “right” of the South to practice segregation. When he ...

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  • Bush Endorsement of Cruz: A Loser’s Bigotry Embrace

    Jeb Bush has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz for president in a desperate attempt to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination for the White House. Bush isn’t doing America any favors. In fact, by endorsing Cruz, the Republican from Texas, Bush, the humiliated former Florida governor, is also ...

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  • Don’t Drop the Voting Baton

    Contrary to the opinion of some commentators, I remain convinced that our nation’s African American voters will once again vote in record numbers during this critical election year. We will vote, and encourage everyone we know to march with us to the polls, as if our families’ future will be ...

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