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  • Op-Ed
    Pride, Prejudice, and Power
    June 7, 2022 5:55 pm | By 75043

    Pride, Prejudice, and Power

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. June is Pride month in the United States. In big cities and small communities, LGBTQ+ people and their friends, families, and allies will celebrate freedom and progress toward full equality. All fair-minded…

  • Op-Ed
    The Buffalo shooting should make the GOP change its ‘Great Replacement Theory’ rhetoric
    May 17, 2022 3:44 pm | By 75043

    The Buffalo shooting should make the GOP change its ‘Great Replacement Theory’ rhetoric

    Great Replacement Theory and its rhetoric is seeping into conservative media. The GOP should instead be inspired by Frederick Douglass and Jack Kemp. Originally published at USA Today The mass shooting in Buffalo has drawn attention to the deeply pernicious "Great…

  • Op-Ed
    Pay Attention to Roe v. Wade & the Far Right’s Extreme Plans
    May 9, 2022 2:27 pm | By 75043

    Pay Attention to Roe v. Wade & the Far Right’s Extreme Plans

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Things are about to get worse for millions of vulnerable people in our country. It looks like the far right-wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court is getting ready to reverse Roe…

  • Op-Ed
    New ‘Dream Team’ of federal judges
    May 5, 2022 4:49 pm | By 75043

    New ‘Dream Team’ of federal judges

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Something amazing just happened in the U.S. Capitol. On one day, April 27, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing for five extraordinary women of color who have been nominated…

  • Op-Ed
    April 25, 2022 1:19 pm | By 75043

    An Extraordinary Life, Linking Past and Present

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. I was trained to fight by my grandmother, Mamie Bland Todd. She would often remind me, “Pessimists are right more often, but optimists win more often.” “In this life you have to…

  • Op-Ed
    Across America Students Must Learn All History
    April 18, 2022 1:42 pm | By

    Across America Students Must Learn All History

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Black history is American history. That shouldn’t be a controversial statement. But thanks to politicians like Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, teaching honestly about history is getting downright dangerous. Youngkin got elected in part…

  • Op-Ed
    Far-Right Smears of Judge Jackson Show Why We Can’t Let Them Take Power
    April 12, 2022 1:44 pm | By 75043

    Far-Right Smears of Judge Jackson Show Why We Can’t Let Them Take Power

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson made history this week when the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. That is cause for celebration. When Judge Jackson is sworn in as…

  • Op-Ed
    Fighting the Corruption of Power
    April 1, 2022 3:39 pm | By 75043

    Fighting the Corruption of Power

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. We keep learning more about the attack on the U.S. Capitol. And we keep learning more about the many schemes former President Donald Trump and his team tried to use to overturn…

  • Op-Ed
    We’re Not Letting Anybody Steal Our Joy
    March 28, 2022 5:37 pm | By 75043

    We’re Not Letting Anybody Steal Our Joy

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire.  A congressional meeting room might be the last place people would expect to find joy. But joy was in the air on the opening day of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court…

  • Op-Ed
    BLAVITY: What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Will Mean To Black Gen-Zers Like Myself
    March 24, 2022 10:18 am | By

    BLAVITY: What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Will Mean To Black Gen-Zers Like Myself

    On March 23, 2022, Addison Rose, Youth Mayor of Washington, DC, published the following opinion piece in Blavity: Growing up as a Black woman in Washington, DC, I’ve always viewed the U.S. Supreme Court as a historic symbol, something powerful…

  • Op-Ed
    NEWSWEEK: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Bring Moral Clarity to SCOTUS
    March 24, 2022 9:56 am | By 75043

    NEWSWEEK: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Bring Moral Clarity to SCOTUS

    On March 23, 2022, Ben Jealous, President of People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in Newsweek: There is no question that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, currently of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit,…

  • Op-Ed
    Black Americans and the Worldwide Principles of Democracy
    March 17, 2022 1:37 pm | By 75043

    Black Americans and the Worldwide Principles of Democracy

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Anti-democratic authoritarianism is on the rise–both around the world and here at home. Sometimes it is easier to recognize overseas. That’s especially true at moments like this when Vladimir Putin’s military is…

  • Op-Ed
    From Selma to the Supreme Court, We Are Still Making History
    March 11, 2022 9:00 am | By 75043

    From Selma to the Supreme Court, We Are Still Making History

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice-Edney Newswire. History was made in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965. Alabama state troopers viciously attacked peaceful voting rights marchers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The troopers were hoping to stop the voting rights…

  • Op-Ed
    State of the Union: Democracy Needs Defenders
    March 4, 2022 3:16 pm | By 75043

    State of the Union: Democracy Needs Defenders

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address reminded Americans that democracy needs defenders—here at home as well as in Ukraine. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine was understandably a major…

  • Op-Ed
    THE CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY: Right-Wing Lies Against Supreme Court Nominee Must Be Met With Strong Philanthropic Response
    March 4, 2022 10:16 am | By 75043

    THE CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY: Right-Wing Lies Against Supreme Court Nominee Must Be Met With Strong Philanthropic Response

    On March 3, 2022, Ben Jealous, President of People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in The Chronicle of Philanthropy: President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court is a…

  • Op-Ed
    ITHACA VOICE: Are our police officers protecting and serving all of us?
    March 2, 2022 4:12 pm | By 101455

    ITHACA VOICE: Are our police officers protecting and serving all of us?

    On March 1, 2022, Alana Byrd, Campaign Manager at People For the American Way, published the following letter to the editor in The Ithaca Voice: Late last month, the Ithaca Voice reported on two separate stabbings which occurred in the…

  • Op-Ed
    Ketanji Brown Jackson Is the Supreme Court Justice We Need Now
    February 25, 2022 10:03 am | By 75043

    Ketanji Brown Jackson Is the Supreme Court Justice We Need Now

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. It is with profound joy that I write these words today: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been nominated to become our nation’s first Black woman Supreme Court Justice. From a pool of…

  • Op-Ed
    ITHACA TIMES: Real Crime Data in the Wake of Disinformation
    February 23, 2022 10:52 am | By 101455

    ITHACA TIMES: Real Crime Data in the Wake of Disinformation

    On February 22, 2022, Alana Byrd, Campaign Manager at People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in The Ithaca Times: In response to the city of Ithaca’s Reimagining Public Safety plan, the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association (PBA)…

  • Op-Ed
    THE HILL: No, Biden’s Supreme Court justice will not be powerless
    February 22, 2022 1:30 pm | By 28188

    THE HILL: No, Biden’s Supreme Court justice will not be powerless

    On February 22, 2022, Paul Gordon, Senior Counsel at People For the American Way, published the following opinion piece in The Hill: Ever since Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, some analysts have been saying that…

  • Op-Ed
    Only A Black Woman: A Faith Leader’s Reflection On The Pending Supreme Court Nomination
    February 17, 2022 10:07 am | By 28184

    Only A Black Woman: A Faith Leader’s Reflection On The Pending Supreme Court Nomination

    On February 16, 2022, Leslie Watson Wilson, national director of People For’s African American Religious Affairs, published the following opinion piece in NewsOne: I have been asked what does it, this historic nomination, mean to me? [...] What does this…