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Barbara Arnwine
Resigns from
Lawyers' Committee
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - After more than 26 years of leadership at the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the fiery Barbara Arnwine has resigned from the 52-year-old organization, headed for a new career in media and building a new social justice organization.

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Veteran White House
Reporter to Blacks:
Establish Blueprint for Progress
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The late Dr. C. DeLores Tucker was the kind of woman who got things done, from fighting for civil and equal rights to doing battle with the hip-hop industry over misogynist lyrics.

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President: Mandatory
Voting Would Lead
to Higher Turnout
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - President Barack Obama recently called for mandatory voting in America. “Other countries have mandatory voting,” President Obama said. “It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything.”

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GOP Faces Uphill Battle
for Minority Votes
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Republicans enter the 2016 presidential race with confidence after reclaiming control of the Senate. Yet, the GOP’s failed minority outreach remains a looming problem.

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After the Chants
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Just a week or so after Black History Month concluded, the civil rights movement experienced a special commemoration.

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President Obama Delivers Remarks on 50th Anniversary of Selma Marches



 
Black America Missing Nearly
Half of Its Economic Share
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Amidst continued struggles to maintain voting rights, protests to end shootings of unarmed Black males by police and a constant press to lower the jobless rate for African-Americans, a new report this week announces that Black America is still not receiving nearly half of its economic fair share.

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Lynch Supporters
Lobby Senate Intensely
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - African-American and civil rights organizations are in full lobbying mode to push for the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be the nation’s next attorney general.

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Another Unarmed Black Teen
Killed by Police
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Tony Terrell Robinson Jr., 19, was shot in the head, torso and right upper arm by Madison, Wisc. police officer, Matt Kenny, who had been involved and cleared in a 2007 deadly shooting.

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Hollywood Images that
Empower Black Women
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – A friend and I were talking the other day. We were celebrating the fact that there’re at least two Black women in primetime television continuing the trails that were blazed by Cicely Tyson, Ruby Dee, Lena Horne, Lynn Whitfield and others.

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Inequity in Education Funding
Shortchanges America’s Future
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Sitting beside his first teacher, “Miss Katie” Deadrich, in front of the one-room Texas schoolhouse he once attended, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act into law on April 11, 1965.

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Those Despicable, Loathsome,
Cowardly Chicken Hawks
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – There is constant news in the American press these days about ISIS’s ability to recruit young Muslims from all over the world to come and help them combat what they consider a dire threat to their version of Islam.

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