Stories from the latest issue:

Joseph Sledge, who was sentenced to life in prison for a double murder he did not commit, was recently released at age 70. Sledge, who is wearing a white shirt and tie, is with Barbara Kinlaw, his sister. (The North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence provided the photographs)

After 37 Years, a Man Is Released from Prison for a Crime He Did Not Commit

Another wrongful conviction and another instance of diminished economic opportunity By Frederick H. Lowe Joseph Sledge was a young man of 33 when he was sentenced to life in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit. Sledge was a 70 year-old senior citizen when he was released from prison on Friday after serving 37 years in prison for the […]

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments ·
President Obama’s Ratings Are Up

President Obama’s Ratings Are Up

President Barack Obama received a 50 percent job-approval rating, following his State of the Union address this month, but among African Americans, his ratings dropped three percentage points, according to a Gallup Politics survey. During his State of the Union address on Jan. 20th, President Obama delivered a populist message calling for free tuition at the nation’s junior colleges and […]

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments ·
With Presidential Elections Feb. 14, Boko Haram Commits ‘Deadliest Massacre Yet’

With Presidential Elections Feb. 14, Boko Haram Commits ‘Deadliest Massacre Yet’

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com) – The northern Nigerian town of Baga was devastated over the weekend by a surprise raid conducted by Boko Haram insurgents apparently aimed at a major military base there. Amnesty International estimates the death toll could be as high as 2,000, though some witnesses cite lower tolls in […]

January 28, 2015 · 0 comments ·
President Obama’s State of the Union Address

President Obama’s State of the Union Address

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments ·
National Bankers Association President Michael Grant, U.S. Black Chambers Inc. President Ron Busby, and A.M.E. board member, Rev. Jonathan Weaver
discuss a new plan for economic development through the Black Church.

AME Church Leaders Cite Black Economic Empowerment as 2015 Goal

  By Hazel Trice-Edney (TriceEdneyWire.com) — When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he and other protestors had won passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Given these victories, his agenda had turned toward the next major issue —economic empowerment for black people. On April 3, 1968, planning a march on […]

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments ·
South Africa's racing team will become the first team from an African country to compete in the Tour de France.

South African Team Will Compete in the Tour de France

  The team will honor Nelson Mandela By Frederick H. Lowe The Tour de France, the world’s premiere cycling event, has for the first time admitted a team from Africa to compete in the race, which begins July 4th in Utrecht, Netherlands. The Amaury Sports Organization, which organizes the Tour de France, admitted South Africa’s MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung as one […]

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments ·
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx with President Barack Obama.  Foxx, like President Obama, has called for major improvements to the nation's infrastructure.

Infrastructure Needs, New Technology at Top of Agenda for Transportation Secretary Foxx

 The head of the DOT seeks a national focus on transportation systems By Burney Simpson WASHINGTON—The nation’s transportation infrastructure needs to be expanded in regions where the population is growing and repaired where it is wearing out, but intransigence on Capitol Hill makes it difficult to move forward on such huge projects, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Monday […]

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Cherno Nije and Papa Faal have been charged with attempting to overthrow Gambia's government. with attempting to overthrow Gambia's government.

Two Americans Arrested for Failed Attempt to Overthrow Gambia’s Government

By Frederick H. Lowe The U. S. Attorney General’s Office has charged two men with allegedly attempting to overthrow the government of Gambia, a country in West Africa, which has an abysmal human rights record. Cherno Njie, 57, a U.S. citizen of Gambian descent, and Papa Faal, 46, who holds dual citizenships in the U.S. and Gambia, have been charged […]

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments ·
African-American men have one in three chance of going to prison, according to The Sentencing Project.

President Obama Calls for Reform of the Criminal Justice System

      President Barack Obama called for reform of the criminal justice system during his State of the Union address, acknowledging that both crime and incarceration rates have been steadily decreasing. President Obama’s comments set him apart from one of his Democratic predecessor in the White House. “At a time when the crime and incarceration rates are coming down […]

January 21, 2015 · 0 comments ·
Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, will speak in Colorado Springs, Colo., following the bombing of an NAACP office there.

NAACP President to Visit Colorado Springs in the Wake of Recent Bombing

Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, has scheduled a three-day visit to Colorado Springs, Colo., following the bombing of an NAACP office there. Brooks and members of the NAACP national office, which is based in Baltimore, will visit Colorado Springs on Jan. 23, 24 and 25th, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization announced Monday in an email […]

January 21, 2015 · 1 comment ·