Commentary

  • Honest Criticism is not Betrayal; It’s Democratic

    (TriceEdneyWire.com) – A very troubling pattern is developing within certain segments of the African-American community. There’s a concerted effort by some within the community to silence those who are offering honest, valid, and well thought through analysis and criticism of the ...

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  • Irish and African Americans changed US history

    "As diverse cultures, we struggled as migrants. That struggle led us both to the White House," writes MARTIN O'MALLEY AS BARACK Obama visits Ireland for the first time as president, I am reminded of a simple gesture of kindness that altered the course of American history. In ...

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  • Is America Still a Serious Nation?

    When our evolving democratic system became so skewed that financial capital multiplied under control of miniscule elements in America that were sufficiently powerful to corrupt our political system, wars could and have been waged in support of those interests. Recall the departing words of the ...

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  • Un-“Common” Thoughts

    Recently, Michelle Obama hosted an “Evening of Poetry” at the White House.  She invited an eclectic group of poets to recite their poetry.  But, Fox News and right wing radio has singled out one performer—the Grammy award winning rapper Common—to be on the ...

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  • Why Do Blacks Care about the Royal Wedding?

    African Americans seek committed relationships and marriage just as much as any other ethnic group. They, too, long for the pomp and circumstance that the world will witness April 29, when England’s Prince William weds his bride Catherine Middleton. It’s become ...

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  • ‘Mathis’ Mind': Smarter on Crime

    (NNPA) — The nation’s decades long war on drugs and ‘tough on crime’ posture has failed to reduce crime rates and control the rising prison population. Additionally, our current crime fighting strategy puts us at a disadvantage in other critical sectors, namely ...

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  • Blacks and the Economics of Voting

    How long will the Black community continue to allow the Obama administration and the Democratic Party to insult them and then blame it on Obama not wanting to be perceived as a “Black” president? Let me give an example. You have invested in a business project, Obama Inc. There ...

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  • Return of the Vassal State

    (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The medieval vassal state was legend for the disparity established between haves and have-nots. Feudal lords routinely ruled their serfs without compassion or regard for their humanity. It was customary for feudal lords to live and feast in the lap of luxury while ...

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  • Suffer Unto the Young

    (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The jobs numbers were hailed as good news last week, with employers adding over 200,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate ticking down to 8.8 percent. Less attention was given to the downside of these numbers. Black unemployment remains about twice as great ...

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