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The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

| March 22, 2017

A Frost Illustrated Commentary Are we missing something or are some of the folks who questioned FBI Director James B. Comey about President Donald Trump’s allegations that he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama’s administration losing it? Or, has the U.S. electorate chosen representatives who are, at best, myopic, at worst, totally incompetent? Case […]

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Snoop Dogg and Ronald Klump: Someone tell these folks to be for real

Snoop Dogg and Ronald Klump: Someone tell these folks to be for real

| March 21, 2017

A Frost Illustrated Commentary “Obama, he’s a piece of [expletive deleted]. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary [Clinton], you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.”—Rocker Ted Nugent after a 2007 concert “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be […]

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Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

| March 16, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Sometimes I wonder if I was a black Democrat, a retired black athlete or a black comedian would it be easier for me to get a meeting with the leadership of the Republican Party or harder. As a life-long, die hard black Republican, it seems almost impossible to get […]

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America’s middle neighborhoods: Neighbors on the edge of growth, decline

America’s middle neighborhoods: Neighbors on the edge of growth, decline

| March 15, 2017

By Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) Ever heard the term middle neighborhoods? If you haven’t, you have likely visited, lived in or driven through one more recently than you think. Middle neighborhoods are communities on the edge of growth and decline. When we discuss middle neighborhoods we are describing neighborhoods that have four main characteristics: neighborhoods […]

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Russia winning war for American minds

Russia winning war for American minds

| March 15, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As I often say, weak people take strong positions on weak issues. Look no further than the lying mainstream media that has willfully ignored the context surrounding President Trump and his alleged Russian connections. Anyone who has a base understanding of how intelligence works, knows that the U.S. is […]

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NAFEO’s Lezli Baskerville calls HBCU White House meetings successful

NAFEO’s Lezli Baskerville calls HBCU White House meetings successful

| March 15, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Through the vitriolic, and sometimes venomous, atmosphere of the presidential campaign, a highly-regarded member of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inner circle focused on one issue that was largely ignored: the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “[Omarosa] Manigault was strategically placing HBCUs high on the […]

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Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

| March 14, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said Taney, the lead vocalist, banjo, fiddle and harmonica player for the popular Stroudsburg band, “The Juggernaut String Band.” Taney is talking about a published report […]

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Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

| March 14, 2017

Young says lack of jobs, not racism, America’s biggest problem By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month. “What would Martin Luther King Jr. say today?” According to former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, one of the […]

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Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

| March 9, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Wells Fargo & Company has set aside a staggering $60 billion to lend to at least 250,000 black homeowners by the year 2027. Metropolitan Atlanta’s second-largest bank also pledged to increase the diversity of its home lending sales team and spend another $15 million to give financial education […]

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the fire this time. . . .

the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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