Friday, May 26, 2017

Hazel Trice Edney

It is the number one reason that Black-owned businesses fail: Simply put – not enough money and not enough places to get it. That’s why as America commemorates Black History Month, the US Black Chamber Inc. (USBC), an association of more than 122 Black chambers and 265,000 business owners, is escalating publicity on its partnership […]

By Hazel Trice Edney ( President Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States Jan. 20, during a peaceful exchange of powers with America’s first Black President Barack Obama. Trump assured a unified America despite never apologizing for leading one of the most hate-filled campaigns in recent history. “We, […]

By Hazel Trice Edney ( Rev. Al Sharpton has announced a mass march during the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend in January – less than a week before the Trump inauguration, Jan. 20. Sharpton is being backed by six other organizational heads who represent the nation’s largest civil rights organizations: Marc Morial of the National […]

By Hazel Trice Edney Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton is now leading her Republican opponent Donald Trump by 11 points, according to a recent national Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. She is reported leading Trump 46 percent to 35 percent with the remaining portion divided between Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson with 9 percent […]

By Hazel Trice Edney (TriceEdneyWirecom) President Barack Obama has now weighed in on the Colin Kaepernick National Anthem protest; defending the football player’s right to do so under the First Amendment and crediting Kaepernick for raising issues that “need to be talked about.” “I got to confess that I haven’t been thinking about football while […]

By Hazel Trice Edney TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ( One minute the congregation was somber and in tears; the next minute they were rocking to choir music in the pews; the next minute they were laughing in fond memory; and then they were shouting and applauding on their feet. That was the range of emotions that marked […]

By Hazel Trice Edney  ( America was still mourning the ambush-style killing of four Dallas police officers Sunday when the news hit that three more police officers were killed in yet another ambush. This time in Baton Rouge. The killings of seven police officers – by two apparently lone Black vigilantes – came amidst intense […]

By Hazel Trice Edney ( Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire businessman Donald Trump won sweeping majorities of the votes in the 12 Super Tuesday states last week. But, as the polls closed, the Election Protection program – designed to shield the integrity of the vote – had received more than 2,000 calls. […]

By Hazel Trice Edney ( Thousands of priceless relics, artifacts and Black historic sites around the U. S. have been destroyed by accident, negligence or intention. This is the reason that the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH) is calling for African-Americans and others to pay homage to those “Hallowed Grounds” […]

By Hazel Trice Edney ( On March 25, 1968, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, among the leading theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th Century, spoke what many historians believe to have been prophetic words about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Only 10 days before he was assassinated, Dr. King was keynote speaker at a birthday […]