Opinion

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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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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From Freedom’s Journal to NNPA, Black Press still relevant

From Freedom’s Journal to NNPA, Black Press still relevant

| March 7, 2017

By Harry Colbert Jr. (Insight News/NNPA Member) No one is better equipped to tell your story better than you. And logic stands to reason that no one is better equipped and more passionate about telling our story than us. The stories of blacks in America are equally as triumphant as they are tragic. And many, […]

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Ensuring new state education plan works for all students

Ensuring new state education plan works for all students

| March 7, 2017

By the Reverend Sam Casey (Founder and Executive Director, COPE) “Be strong and courageous.” The counsel comes from Joshua 1:9, one of my favorite Bible verses, and is also a piece of advice I often give members of my congregation to encourage them to be bold in the face of fear, uncertainty and opportunity. As […]

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Acknowledging unprecedented support for HBCUs

Acknowledging unprecedented support for HBCUs

| March 2, 2017

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. routinely would remind those of us who worked for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s about the vital importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). As we celebrated Black History Month 2017, Dr. […]

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Why is President Trump’s only senior black staffer a Democrat?

Why is President Trump’s only senior black staffer a Democrat?

| February 27, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Republicans haven’t shown any serious efforts of making blacks an integral part of their party since the Nixon administration of the ’60s and ’70s. As former Nixon speechwriter, Pat Buchanan stated in one of his columns, “In 1956, as vice president, Nixon went to Harlem to declare, “America can’t […]

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