Politics

Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 26, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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It Is Well With My Soul moves F.U.N. Fridays to Tuesdays with discussion of women in politics

It Is Well With My Soul moves F.U.N. Fridays to Tuesdays with discussion of women in politics

| November 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—-According to the 2010 census, the gender makeup of Fort Wayne is 48.4 percent male and 51.6 percent female. The number of female voters has exceeded the number of male voters in every presidential election since 1964. Females outnumber males in number of registered voters. Yet, women are by far underrepresented in elected officials. […]

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Republicans can make headway with blacks

Republicans can make headway with blacks

| November 24, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Last week’s midterm elections were historic.  Republicans regained control of the U.S. Senate, increased their majority in the House, and expanded their majority among governors.  While these gains were historic and impressive, there was a bigger story that no one is talking about. According to early polling figures, black participation […]

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Black pollster: ‘Democrats got their [butt] whipped’

Black pollster: ‘Democrats got their [butt] whipped’

| November 23, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Even with overwhelming support from black voters, Democrats still lost control of the United States Senate in the midterm elections and President Barack Obama will have to compromise with the GOP-controlled Congress to get anything done in his last two years. “First let’s put it in context, […]

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Lynch nomination will test Obama’s relationship with new Congress

Lynch nomination will test Obama’s relationship with new Congress

| November 23, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate’s willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general. If confirmed, Lynch would become the first black […]

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Councilwoman-elect thanks public for support

Councilwoman-elect thanks public for support

| November 23, 2014

Thank you so much for your love and support during the past election season. Now the real work begins and I am excited to hear from you. While I appreciate all the votes and work that has been done on my behalf, I need your ongoing prayers and support for the journey ahead. I look […]

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We need a President of Black America

We need a President of Black America

| November 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of  the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact that we had elected a black president.  I suggested that we should get busy right away doing the commensurate work […]

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The question black conservatives always avoid

The question black conservatives always avoid

| November 21, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Like everyone else, I am processing the November election results.  I will write more about that later, but there was a radio exchange that I heard the night prior to the election that really got me thinking. On my way home from Baltimore, where I had been doing some […]

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Time for black Democrats to switch

Time for black Democrats to switch

| November 20, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch. No, not to the Republican […]

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Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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