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Baltimore warrior says Black America has accepted defeat while facing insane levels of street violence
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Baltimore warrior says Black America has accepted defeat while facing insane levels of street violence

[caption id="attachment_25943" align="alignleft"]tyshawn-leeNine-year-old Tyshawn Lee of Chicago is among America’s latest homicide victims. According to reports, he was shot multiple times Nov. 2 while passing through an alley near his grandmother’s house. Police were still investigating the homicide this week.[/caption](TriceEdneyWire.com) – Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave this reporter a blank stare in response to a question. To be asked whether she is familiar with the Baltimore-based group called 300 Men March was apparently baffling to her.

She explained, “That’s like asking me if I’ve heard of the Baltimore Orioles. I’m from Baltimore. I get it.”

Black Economic Empowerment: Pilot entrepreneurship program aims to train Black business owners for success
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Black Economic Empowerment: Pilot entrepreneurship program aims to train Black business owners for success

[caption id="attachment_25409" align="alignleft"]byron-jones-1d8c8a3f-cffe-42e1-8ed7-edee2ccb448bByron Jones, chief financial officer, University of Phoenix; Ron Busby, president/CEO , U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.; Mario Middleton, assistant dean, Specialized Programs & Diversity, University of Phoenix[/caption]WASHINGTON, DC – Cathy Hughes went from sleeping on the floor of her radio station as a struggling single mother to the ownership of the largest Black-owned broadcast company in the U.S. and the first publicly traded company owned by an African-American woman.

U.S. Black Chamber pressing auto dealers for fair return on Black dollars African-Americans projected to spend $24 billion on automobile industry this year
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U.S. Black Chamber pressing auto dealers for fair return on Black dollars African-Americans projected to spend $24 billion on automobile industry this year

[caption id="attachment_25378" align="alignleft"]3f4f6cbc-8aa2-40c1-a1d8-a36a36e95c8fU. S. Black Chamber President/CEO Ron Busby signs Memorandum of Understanding with NAMAD President Damon Lester. Marc Bland, IHS vice president of diversity and inclusion, looks on.[/caption]WASHINGTON, D.C. – This year alone, African-Americans are projected to spend as much as $24 billion on new cars and other vehicles from America’s auto industry. Yet, research shows that, commensurate with their spending, Black consumers have little to show for their support of car dealerships, except the shiny new purchases in their driveways.

AME church leaders cite Black economic empowerment as 2015 goal
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AME church leaders cite Black economic empowerment as 2015 goal

[caption id="attachment_23219" align="alignleft"]rev-jonathan-weaverRev. Jonathan Weaver[/caption](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. Therefore, his agenda had turned toward the next major issue – economic empowerment for Black people.

New Black agenda: Economic empowerment
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New Black agenda: Economic empowerment

[caption id="attachment_21288" align="alignleft"]nba president michael grantNBA President Michael Grant receiving award from MBDA National Director Alejandra Y. Castillo. (Courtesy Photo)[/caption](TriceEdneyWire.com) – The winner of the U. S. Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) Lifetime Achievement Award says the economic fate of America’s Black community “hangs in the balance” because “we are a fourth quarter people”.

From NNPA to NAACP to Silicon Valley – Ben Jealous still pushing technology for equality
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From NNPA to NAACP to Silicon Valley – Ben Jealous still pushing technology for equality

[caption id="attachment_19831" align="alignleft"]ben jealousFormer NAACP President Ben Jealous, seen here leading a protest, is now fighting for racial justice in a new way.[/caption](TriceEdneyWire.com) – Benjamin Todd Jealous, the former NAACP president, who has weaved a career through politics, the Black press and civil rights, has now announced his next course of action in pursuit of racial equality and economic justice in America.

‘Mama, what would I do without you?’
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‘Mama, what would I do without you?’

[caption id="attachment_16997" align="alignleft"]kiona-daniels-celebrated-her-grandmother-ellasSunday, May 6, Kiona Daniels celebrated her Grandmother Ella’s 98th birthday. This weekend, she will join millions across the nation in celebration of Mother’s Day, May 12.[/caption]America celebrates Mother’s Day this Sunday

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – As young as 5 years old, Twan Woods would wake up at night and hear his mother having a seizure. He would know exactly what to do. He would run into her bedroom, hold her, put a cold rag in her mouth, comfort her and keep her from falling until it was over, he recalls.

“My Mom, she’s a sick lady. She’s like, handicapped, she’s been like that all her life,” said the 37-year-old who grew up in Ward 8, a crime-ridden section of South East Washington, D.C.

SBA Deputy said to go “Beyond the Call of Duty” for Black businesses
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SBA Deputy said to go “Beyond the Call of Duty” for Black businesses

[caption id="attachment_16650" align="alignleft"]895Doyle Mitchell, president, Industrial Bank, chairman, National Bankers Association; Marie Johns, SBA Deputy Administrator; Ron Busby, President, U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce; Michael Grant, president National Bankers Association.[/caption](TriceEdneyWire.com) – It is a story that has unfolded all too often. The owner of a small business finds it simply impossible to pull through the torturous economy. The doors shut or the website shuts down and another business venture comes to a close.

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