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Prince’s Death Burnishes,
Not Diminishes His Legacy
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Anika Trahan recalls sitting at her computer, at a friend's house where she’s staying during a Washington, DC visit, when she first heard news that Prince, her musical icon and a seminal force in her life, had died.

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Howard Students: News of
Obama’s Graduation Speech ‘Surreal’
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Howard University students reeled with excitement in reaction to the news that President Barack Obama will deliver the address for their May 7 commencement.

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Tubman, King, Anderson and
Truth are on the Money
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday announced redesigns of the $5, $10, and $20 bills with the image of Harriet Tubman, a Union spy and a leader of the Underground Railroad that led hundreds of slaves to freedom, being placed on the front of the $20 bill, which circulates 7.9 years, longer than other banknotes except the $50 and $100 bills.

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The Fight for a $15 wage:
Lifting Communities
from Poverty
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Day in and day out men and women all over our country work hard at their jobs—but hardly have anything to show for it.

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Most American Workers
Don’t Have College Degrees
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Nearly two-thirds of American workers have not earned a four-year college degree and Mississippi leads the nation with the lowest percentage of college grads.

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President Explains Need for Senate Vote
on Supreme Court Nominee


 
Did African Child Soldiers
Secure U. S. Bases in Iraq?
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Aegis Defense Service, a UK firm, may have recruited former child soldiers from Sierra Leone to provide security for U.S. bases in Iraq, according to a new TV documentary to premiere next week in Denmark.

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Officials Charged in Flint
Lead Poisoning Investigation
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The Michigan Attorney General on Wednesday filed 13 felony charges and five misdemeanor charges against two state officials and one city official associated with the lead poisoning crisis in the Flint, Mich., a mostly African-American city 66 miles northwest of Detroit.

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Unsold Food is
‘a Godsend’ for Many
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Boxes of tomatoes, peppers and other fruits and vegetables fill four tables in the basement social hall at Zion Baptist Church on South Side Richmond, Va., creating the look of a small grocery store.

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A Call to Arms to
End Chicago's Shame
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – “The community’s lack of trust in C.P.D. (Chicago Police Department) is justified,” so concluded the blistering, in-depth report of the Police Accountability Task Force, set up by Mayor Rahm Emanual after the uproar surrounding the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald.

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Harriet Tubman -
Economic Freedom Fighter
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – When Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that Harriet Tubman would grace the new $20 bill, my heart sang hallelujah.

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Change
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – I accept as completely valid that all things will inevitably change – and that change isn't necessarily bad.

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