Don’t Believe The Hype! It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over – by Julianne Malveaux

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TriceEdney Wire – In late September the “nonpartisan” website Real Clear Politics reported that President Obama leads Republican nominee Mitt Romney is several battleground states. According to the polls, President Obama leads by 5.2 percent in Ohio, 4.5 percent in Virginia, 4.2 percent in Nevada, 4 percent in Iowa, and 3 percent in Florida. Do [...]

We are all Trayvon Martin by Julianne Malveaux

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I have two nephews that I love with an amazing passion. Anyi, 28, is a Los Angeles based comedian, who kinda looks like me and acts like me. He is my absolute escort of choice when I am in Southern California. Armand, 25, is an Oakland-based aspiring writer, and a 2008 graduate of University of [...]

African Americans Lose, White Others Gain – by Julianne Malveaux

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The unemployment rate is falling for the third month in a row, and in December about 200,000 private sector jobs were created. The monthly unemployment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that unemployment has declined by six tenths of a percentage point since August. Already, some economists are saying we can expect another [...]

Robert Champion: Drum Major for Change – By Julianne Malveaux

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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Most parents of college students look forward to December, when their students come home for the holidays. Some are so excited to see their offspring home that they actually come to their colleges to pick them up. Others prepare special treats and goodies as an antidote to the oft complained about cafeteria food. [...]

Did So-called Black Friday Trump Thanksgiving? – by Julianne Malveaux

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First of all, I never understood why they called it “Black” Friday. I never saw any red, black and green adorning the shopping mall sales. Yes, I know that theoretically this is the day that puts stores in the black, out of the red they’ve been managing all year. Nearly 40 percent of jewelry sales [...]

Much Ado About Nuttin’ – by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

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In the wake of President Obama’s address to the Congressional Black Caucus, there are those who are making much ado about nothing, including the accusation that, by dropping his “g’s” the President was talking down to African Americans. Can this President kindly get a break! He is accused of distancing himself from the African-American community, [...]

Poverty on the rise as leaders fuss and fume – by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

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The fall of the Roman Empire is best captured in the phrase that “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” Set on pursuing his own pleasures and indulgences, Nero could not see the walls crumbling around him. Similarly, our leaders seem oblivious to the walls crashing in on us, bickering about the way that relief on our [...]

Jobs Bill a Step in Right Direction – By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

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I was among the millions who eagerly looked forward to President Obama’s speech on jobs last week, among the millions who hoped our President would finally get his arms around the issue that plagues millions of Americans. The official unemployment rates, after all, are nothing more than a pleasant fiction. The 9.1 percent unemployment rate [...]

WORDS MATTER: King Out of Context – Just Fix It! – By Julianne Malveaux

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was anything but an “arrogant twit”.  Yet Dr. Maya Angelou called it entirely correctly when she said that one of the quotes engraved on the side of the new memorial to Dr. King portrays the man as a braggart, not the humble servant leader that he was.  “I was a [...]

A Dream Both Realized and Deferred – by Julianne Malveaux

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If one were to look up “tenacity” in a dictionary, one might well simply search for logo of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, or a photograph of the MLK Memorial Foundation’s Executive Director Harry Johnson, Sr.. In 1984, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha proposed a national memorial to Dr. King, and they continued to push [...]

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