Author: Alisha Dixon

What happens to a dream deferred?

JULIANNE MALVEAUX

(TriceEdneyWire.com)—Our 45th President swept into office with a foundation of racist claims.  First, the very basis of his political participation was his false assertion (for which he has never apologized) that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Using the “birther” movement as a basis, 45 signaled to every random racist out there that he was willing to ignore truth to attack President Obama.

Malveaux…The comedy of tragedy

JULIANNE MALVEAUX

(TriceEdneyWire.com)—I don’t often write about comedians, but the recent passing of my friend Dick Gregory reminded me of the very important role that comedians play in our lives. Not that Gregory was simply a comedian. He was so much more than that—a civil rights activist, leader, amazing speaker, holistic health practitioner, and so much more.  It was in thinking of him that I picked up the book, Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat a hot, relatively new comedian who uses her dysfunctional early life as fodder for her comedy.

Confederate statues are falling, but not economic racism

JULIANNE MALVEAUX

(TriceEdneyWire.com)—Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression.  (Watch his May speech at http://www.marketwatch.com/story/watch-new-orleans-mayor-mitch-landrieu-defend-removal-of-monuments-to-heroes-of-a-four-year-historical-aberration-2017-08-15) More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh who had statues removed in the dead of night to avoid Charlottesville-type confrontations between racist White supremacists (also known as “good people” according to 45) and those who oppose them.

What must we do to help HBCUs?

JULIANNE MALVEAUX

(TriceEdneyWire.com)—Will another HBCU “bite the dust?” Truly, it depends on us.  Pennsylvania’s Cheyney University, the oldest HBCU in the nation (founded in 1837) has been on probation since November 2015.  If the Middle States Commission on Higher Education does not accept a sustainability report that is due on Sept. 1, the school may lose its accreditation. Without accreditation, Cheyney students cannot receive federal financial aid like Pell grants and federal loans.  Many would be forced to leave school because they can’t afford to attend school without assistance.

Hypocrisy— affirmative action for wealthy immigrants, not students

JULIANNE MALVEAUX

(TriceEdneyWire.com)—In the same week that it was revealed that the Department of Injustice is spearheading attacks on affirmative action, our 45th President indicated his support for legislation that would drastically revive our nation’s immigration policy.  Instead of providing immigration opportunities to the families of people who are legal residents of our country, the pending legislation would create a “merit based” system for immigration.

Healthcare in the dark

JULIANNE MALVEAUX

(TriceEdneyWire.com)—My grandmother, and yours, too probably, used to say that things done in the dark would eventually come to light.  There is way too much “dark” public policy being done by this administration, too many instances when whispers and innuendo are substitutes for truth and transparency.  If 45 wonders why there are so many leaks from the Oval Office, perhaps he ought to consider more transparency.  Instead, he veers in the other direction, with lies and secrets.