Opinion

Blackonomics: If Clinton loses in Novemeber, don’t blame black voters

Blackonomics: If Clinton loses in Novemeber, don’t blame black voters

| October 12, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Now that the dust has settled around President Obama’s comments at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards Dinner, let me give you my take on the subject. In 2010, immediately following the midterm elections, in some instances, black folks were blamed for the “shellacking,” as Barack Obama put […]

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A Trump win in November could tear apart this nation

A Trump win in November could tear apart this nation

| October 12, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) All right, team, we are getting close to the finish line: Election Day Nov. 8. We have witnessed the first debate, between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and while I would argue that Clinton won, Trump made enough arguments to reinforce some level of confidence among his supporters. […]

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When it comes to black Republicans, there is no surrogate for experiene

When it comes to black Republicans, there is no surrogate for experiene

| October 12, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it […]

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Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has transformed politics forever

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has transformed politics forever

| October 10, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As my readers know, I don’t pay much attention to polls. I think they are a total waste of time and have proven to be extremely inaccurate over the past few years. According to polls, Mitt Romney should have been president after the 2012 elections. Just as the polls […]

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Blackonomics: What Kaepernick protest tells us about Black Power, money

Blackonomics: What Kaepernick protest tells us about Black Power, money

| October 10, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Turnabout is fair play. Why can’t more of us see that economics is the key to our freedom and the answer to the problems we talk about all the time? This political year has and continues to bring this fact to light, but the Colin Kaepernick protest illuminates the […]

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President Obama makes urgent call for black voter turnout

President Obama makes urgent call for black voter turnout

| October 10, 2016

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO of the NNPA) Last Saturday, we were pleased to witness, firsthand, President Barack Obama’s keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2016 Phoenix Awards Dinner; it was his final speech, as Commander-In-Chief, at the celebration that included Black members of Congress, celebrities, civil rights leaders, […]

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A comedy of potential terrors and politics of hate: The Trump candidacy

A comedy of potential terrors and politics of hate: The Trump candidacy

| October 4, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated I joke a lot about only being able to talk about music and standup comedy for extended periods of time and in a lot of ways that may be true. However, one of the reasons I joke about that is because I believe comedians are […]

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The RNC is suing me, a black Republican, but I’ll never leave my party

The RNC is suing me, a black Republican, but I’ll never leave my party

| September 22, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) With less than seven weeks to go before one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history, and when the GOP needs all the help it can get reaching black voters, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is suing me, a black Republican, over an event that I created. […]

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Trump can win White House if GOP embraces black voters

Trump can win White House if GOP embraces black voters

| September 19, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) On Saturday, Sept. 10, I had the pleasure of being one of the featured speakers for the inaugural Liberty Farm Festival hosted by my good friend Martha Boneta. It was the last gathering of the who’s who of Virginia politics before this year’s presidential election. Donald Trump’s vice presidential […]

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What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

| September 19, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? These may seem like simplistic questions, especially for those who are aware, but every year some folks are denied access to the polls, because they didn’t register on time, or they moved and their address does not match the address the […]

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