Opinion

It’s time for blacks to diversify voting portfolios

It’s time for blacks to diversify voting portfolios

| June 2, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Blacks gave Obama 96 percent of their votes in 2008 and 94 percent of their votes in 2012. We, by far, are the most loyal voting block for Obama in the entire U.S. According to the Pew Research Center, for the 2012 presidential election, turnout by race was: […]

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President Obama deserves ‘high five’ for Howard U speech

President Obama deserves ‘high five’ for Howard U speech

| May 29, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I was apprehensive when I learned that President Obama would give the commencement speech at Howard University this year. I feared a repeat of his Morehouse speech, his yammering and scolding of African Americans in a manner so objectionable as to repulse. The Morehouse speech was, charitably speaking, […]

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School officials in Texas waste real money looking for fake cash

School officials in Texas waste real money looking for fake cash

| May 28, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney (Houston Forward Times, NNPA Member) Two separate counterfeit bill cases have gained national attention after the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) Police Department and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office opened investigations involving two young, African American students. The first incident involved 13-year-old Danesiah Neal, an eighth grade African […]

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Blackonomics: Black community bleeding to death

Blackonomics: Black community bleeding to death

| May 28, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) There is a crisis of monumental proportion in our so-called “bBlack communities.” A crisis that if not checked will prove to be our demise. We are bleeding so badly that we are in a comatose state and on life support right now. But we still have a strong […]

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I saw these ‘stunning’ news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop

I saw these ‘stunning’ news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop

| May 27, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) If you are like me, you sometimes find yourself surfing the Web when you are supposed to be doing something more important. You may notice “click bait” that poses questions like, “What has happened to these childhood stars?” or offers, “Secrets of the Mayans revealed.” Well, the […]

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Make veterans’ needs focus of American Legion Post 148

Make veterans’ needs focus of American Legion Post 148

| May 27, 2016

American Legion Charles C. Anderson Post 148  is scheduled to hold an election of 2016-207 post officers from noon to 6 p.m., June 4. Post 148 is a hidden community resource, focused on veterans’ family and children needs. Our number one priority is veterans first, making sure their needs are met and supporting every effort […]

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Harriet Tubman’s face on new $20 bill is priceless

Harriet Tubman’s face on new $20 bill is priceless

| May 26, 2016

By Walter Rhett (NNPA News Wire Contributor) President Obama said in his recent remarks that Harriet Tubman would likely greet the news she was on the $20 with little fanfare. In fact she might question how that would buy freedom. Still, while the change “on the money” is significant it has already become a political […]

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From power talking to power doing

From power talking to power doing

| May 24, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Veteran radio talk show host Carl Nelson, will present his third Power Talk event on June 17 through June 19, 2016 at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The event has featured the likes of Tony Browder, Ashra Kwesi, the late Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing, Pastor Willie Wilson, […]

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A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

| May 16, 2016

Editor’s note: The following Op-Ed piece was written just prior to the Fort Wayne City Council’s decision to reject a Henry administration plan to annex approximately 23 square miles north of Fort Wayne’s current border. Writer Morrison Agen pointed out in submitting this piece that: 1) He is running for a County Council post and […]

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Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

| May 16, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the black community. I am now beginning to question whether there is room for blacks in this Republican Party. […]

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