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National Coalition Black Civic Participation will lobby on Capitol Hill

Black Men and Boys Group to Advocate on Capitol Hill

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) will host Black Men and Boys Day on Capitol Hill April 22-23. The program is a component of the new Gathering of Black Men Initiative of the NCBCP’s Black Youth Vote! Civic Leadership and Engagement Program. “In light […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, News, Politics
Celebrating Black Troops Triumphant Entry into Richmond, the Former Confederate Capital

Celebrating Black Troops Triumphant Entry into Richmond, the Former Confederate Capital

By A. Peter Bailey (TriceEdneyWire.com) – On Sunday, April 3, 1865, according to Thomas Morris Chester, the only Black Civil War correspondent, “Brevet Brigadier General Draper’s brigade of colored troops, and Brevet Major General August Kautz’s division were the first infantry to enter Richmond. The gallant 36th Infantry U.S. Colored Troops, under Lieutenant Colonel B.F. Pratt, has the honor of […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · History, News, Politics
Illinois Black Chamber Members to Lobby Legislators

Illinois Black Chamber Members to Lobby Legislators

The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce will lobby state legislators Wednesday, April 15th, in Springfield, the state capital, concerning issues that may affect black-owned businesses. Chamber members will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lincoln Statue in front of the Capitol Building before separating to meet various legislators and other business people to discuss legislation that may positively or negatively […]

by · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Business, News, Politics
Men and women stand in line to vote in Ferguson, Mo.

Ferguson Voters Elect Two African Americans to the City Council

Voters in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday elected two African Americans to the town’s city council, which is now evenly divided between three blacks and three whites. A heavy voter turnout elected Ella Jones, an African-American professor and Wesley Bell, an African-American judge, to the council. Dewayne James, who is also African-American, is a member of the council. In its 120-year […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · News, Politics
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson, a former Chicago Alderman.

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released to a Halfway House

The downfall of a power couple By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who was on the short list to become a U.S. Senator, replacing Barack Obama, or mayor of Chicago, but was sentenced to prison instead,  on Thursday was released to a halfway house this week near Baltimore to complete the balance of his prison […]

by · March 25, 2015 · 0 comments · News, Politics
David Axelrod and “Yes We Can”

David Axelrod and “Yes We Can”

by Rosemary Eng MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.—When the nod of approval came from wife Michelle, Barack Obama grabbed hold of the “Yes We Can” banner and strode with it to win the presidency. David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, helped craft the now-famous slogan. He liked it but couldn’t convince his boss that the slogan was not too corny […]

by · March 1, 2015 · 1 comment · News, Politics
Mirelle Franon-Mendes France, daughter of Frantz Fanon, will speak at a reparations conference in New York.

Frantz Fanon’s Daughter to Speak at International Reparations Conference

Mirelle Fanon-Mendes France, daughter of psychiatrist, author  and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon, will speak at the National and International Reparations Conference April 9-12 in New York City. France, who is president of the Frantz Fanon Foundation, which is based in Paris, will speak about the ongoing colonial status of the so-called French “Departments” of Martinique and Guaddeloupe in the Caribbean […]

by · February 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Africa, News, Politics