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Kenyan Slaughter:
Troops Delayed Rescue
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Frightened students at Garissa University in northeast Kenya, hid for what seemed like a lifetime as a small band of al Shabaab terrorists lined young people up on the floor and put a bullet in the back of their heads, one by one by one.

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Cops Shoot 2 Black Men
in the Back
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - Two police officers in two different cities on the same day shot and killed two different black men by shooting the men several times in the back. Only one of the police officers has been named, fired, arrested and charged with murder, but the other cop was not named. Instead he has been assigned desk duty.

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Hillary is Running: How Will
She Earn the Black Vote?
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - She’s officially in. Hillary Clinton, the former first lady who ran for president against Barack Obama; then served as his secretary of state has finally announced that she is running for the presidency again.

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Should Race Matter
in Endorsements?
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Prince George’s County Executive (essentially the mayor) Rushern L. Baker III (an African-American) endorsed Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) over Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) in the race to replace retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski.

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First, You Cry': Black Press
Columnist Battles for Life
After 'Devastating' Diagnosis
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – For the past 22 years, Jim Clingman has published his cutting edge "Blackonomics" column in Black-owned weekly newspapers around the country. The column mainly pushes for economic justice, which he views as a core necessity for Black progress in America.

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'First, You Cry': Part II: Jim Clingman, His Family,

Their Faith and Their Fight

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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - It was the perfect plan. After living in his native Cincinnati, Ohio for all of their 22 years of marriage, Sylvia and Jim Clingman were preparing to move to another state and start a new life.

Mrs. Clingman, a neonatal intensive care nurse manager, had accepted a new job at the Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, S.C., one of the nation's best cities for retirees, according to AARP. In the comfort of their new home in a beautiful quiet subdivision, Jim would continue writing his national "Blackonomics" column for weekly Black newspapers and serve as a consultant to his clients while also enjoying bicycling, one of his favorite pass times, along the rolling hills of Greenville.

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Black Men and Boys Group
to Advocate on Capitol Hill
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(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.

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Louisiana Retains World's
Highest Incarceration Rate
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - For the first time since 2012, Louisiana’s prison population is starting to decline, The Associated Press reported last week. Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc told state lawmakers Tuesday that Louisiana has seen a drop of about 3,000 state inmates since 2012.

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Police Killed 115 People in March,
Mostly Black Men
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) - If Murder Inc. was still operating, the nation’s police would be their top competitor. Murder Inc., which was headed by Louis “Lepke” Buchalter and later by Albert “The Mad Hatter” Anastasia, was the enforcement arm of organized crime in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Celebrating Black Troops'
Triumphant Entry into Richmond
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(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.

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I'm Really
Getting Tired
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Having spent the greater portion of my adult life in the political arena - even going so far as to run for office in the US Congress - I think I know a bit about "the game."

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The State of Black America —
By the Numbers
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(TriceEdneyWire.com) – One of the advantages of my position as the president and CEO of the National Urban League is that I have both the opportunity and platform to speak to so many of our nation’s young people. I was presented with that same opportunity last week as a featured speaker of the Medgar Evers College Global Lecture Series.

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