Opinion

Why aren’t we discussing voter suppression during an election year?

Why aren’t we discussing voter suppression during an election year?

| March 8, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist There are many peculiar things about the 2016 election cycle, but one of them is what is not being discussed. There are two items that immediately jump to mind and, believe it or not, they both have to do with elections. The first is, that in the […]

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Why President Barack Obama is one of the best ever

Why President Barack Obama is one of the best ever

| March 8, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney NNPA News Wire Columnist President Barack Obama will go down in history, as arguably one of the most successful presidents of the United States. What he has been able to accomplish over his nearly eight years in office is remarkable—especially when you consider the level of obstructionism and racism he has […]

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Democrats, Republicans continue to ignore black voters

Democrats, Republicans continue to ignore black voters

| March 7, 2016

By Raynard Jackson NNPA News Wire Columnist Another election cycle, another year of blacks being sold out by their media-appointed leadership. Why am I the only one who seems amazed at how Hillary Clinton is so ostentatiously pimping black folks for her own personal gain? Clinton has spent more time in the black community in […]

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Blackonomics: The silly season is upon us

Blackonomics: The silly season is upon us

| March 7, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist The “Silly Season,” as many call it, is well under way; and black people are up to our necks in it. The usual suspects are jockeying for position with certain presidential candidates. They are vying for the black spokesperson position, knocking one another down as they rush toward […]

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How the Obama presidency exposed America’s unchanged ways

How the Obama presidency exposed America’s unchanged ways

| March 7, 2016

By Deric Muhammad Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “It’s been a looooooong; a long time coming, but I know, a change gon’ come.”—Sam Cooke (A Change Gonna Come; 1964) It was 1964, in the throes of the Civil Rights movement, when Sam Cooke released his classic anthem “A Change […]

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‘It’s embarrassing to be an evangelical this election’

‘It’s embarrassing to be an evangelical this election’

| March 3, 2016

Time to admit, word ‘white’ wiping out word ‘evangelical’ By Jim Wallis Special to Frost Illustrated Originally published Feb. 25, 2016 at Sojourners (https://sojo.net/) When introduced to speak on the road during our “America’s Original Sin” book tour as an “evangelical” Christian, the large, racially diverse and intergenerational audiences who have been smiling with great […]

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Hamilton will be missed as police chief

Hamilton will be missed as police chief

| March 2, 2016

We can say what other folks are thinking: Something doesn’t feel right about Brother Garry Hamilton stepping down as Fort Wayne police chief to take another job in the department. Call us suspicious; we prefer vigilant. We did not survive more than four centuries of oppression on this side of the world without being vigilant; […]

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Blackonomics: What is Black Constitutional Patriotism?

Blackonomics: What is Black Constitutional Patriotism?

| February 27, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Martin Luther King Jr. said, “…we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.” […]

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Don’t get too excited when Trump attacks George W. Bush over Iraq

Don’t get too excited when Trump attacks George W. Bush over Iraq

| February 26, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Something weird happened on Feb. 13 at the Republican debate in South Carolina. Donald Trump went after Jeb Bush over the record of his brother, former President George W. Bush. Trump attacked George W. Bush for the invasion of Iraq and for providing insufficient security for the […]

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Americans must stand up to disrespect of U.S. presidency

Americans must stand up to disrespect of U.S. presidency

| February 26, 2016

By Louis C. Ward NNPA Guest Columnist Recently, retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash, both contributors on Fox News shows, blatantly disrespected President Obama on different news shows on national television. Lt. Col. Peters called our president a “total p**sy,” and actress Stacey Dash blurted “our president doesn’t give a sh*t about terrorism.” […]

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