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S. C. Eulogy: President Warns, Don't
'Slip Into a Comfortable Silence'
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The words to that beloved old hymn, “Amazing Grace” were first recited. Then came the melody. No it wasn’t a choir; nor a guest soloist. It was the President of the United States.

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Beyond Charleston:
7 Steps Forward
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - They were our best, the pride of our country. The Charleston 9. They were college graduates, members of fraternities and sororities, a state senator, a librarian, ministers, all deeply committed to their church, faith, city, state and nation.

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Criminalization of Black
Children in America
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - It’s hard to watch the video of the 15-year-old, swimsuit-clad African-American girl at a pool party in McKinney, Texas, being shoved into the ground by a White police officer and not be shocked. There was nothing that could have justified the use of force in that situation.

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Five Good Reasons to
Celebrate the Fourth of July
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Can you imagine the looks on their faces in the audience when abolitionist Frederick Douglass, speaking at a commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, asked the question, “What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?”

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One Nation, One Flag
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – During a South Carolina gubernatorial debate last year, when the topic of the Confederate battle flag on the State Capitol grounds came up, Governor Nikki Haley insisted there was no need to remove the flag.

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President Honors Life of Rev. Clementa Pinckney



 
Black Housing: A Tale
of Two Recoveries
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Looking back at the past, racial discrimination clearly played a key role in the housing crisis and the resulting financial collapse. And looking forward, the Great Recession will continue to have a disparate impact on Black homeowners for generations to come, according to a new report by the ACLU.

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Senate Education Bill Betrays
Civil Rights Legacy
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Congress is currently debating a long overdue reauthorization of the nation’s preeminent civil rights education law - the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Without major fixes to the bill, Congress should just go back to the drawing board.

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Power Talk
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – “Now there are some ‘practical’ things we can do. We begin the process of building a greater economic base. And at the same time, we are putting pressure where it really hurts. I ask you to follow through here.” - MLK

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Remove Confederate Flag
and Agenda It Represents
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The savage act of racial terrorism at “Mother Emanuel,” the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., has been met with extraordinary expressions of faith in that community. On Thursday, the victims’ relatives offered the terrorist their forgiveness.

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Stop Celebrating -
Get to Work
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The morning of June 25, 2015 brought us another civil rights milestone. On that morning the Supreme Court affirmed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and gave it a new lease-on-life.

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Rewriting History
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – On their website, The Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is “dedicated to ensuring that “a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved”.

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