Politics

GOP leaders taste their own medicine

GOP leaders taste their own medicine

| September 13, 2017

After Trump deals with Democrats, GOP leaders know how ‘real black Republicans feel By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) There’s an old adage that says, “What goes around, comes around.” I couldn’t help but think about this adage when I saw the response of many congressional Republicans, after President Trump cut a deal with the […]

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Steve Bannon, most controversial Trump advisor, leaves White House post

Steve Bannon, most controversial Trump advisor, leaves White House post

| August 9, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Civil rights leaders and members of Congress praised the dismissal of Chief Strategist Steve Bannon from the White House; Bannon’s exit is one of the latest departure from the chaotic Trump administration, that has yet to win a major legislative victory. Bannon seemed to be in good spirits […]

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Fired FBI Director Comey testifies, says Trump lied

Fired FBI Director Comey testifies, says Trump lied

| June 19, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) During dramatic testimony before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the nation’s top law enforcement official, called President Donald Trump a liar five times and told 17 U.S. senators and the nation, that he was […]

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We have more in common with Russia than you think

We have more in common with Russia than you think

| May 4, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Last month I wrote a column titled, “Russia Is Winning the War for American Minds.” In that piece, I discussed how Russia had unleashed a psychological operations program in the U.S. to destabilize our government and our various institutions; they have been phenomenally successful with their operation. As I […]

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee mulls ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ for Trump

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee mulls ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ for Trump

| April 21, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) After just two months in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump has already proven to be a liability to the free world, keeping Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) up many nights wondering what the New York City real estate developer will do next. However, the veteran Congressional Black […]

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Trump’s budget blueprint cuts close to home

Trump’s budget blueprint cuts close to home

| April 21, 2017

Time for Congress to restore $6 billion in HUD Funding By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) From youth yearning for the time to have their own place, to older Americans hoping to age in place, the need to have a home is a shared concern of consumers of all ages and locales. It’s where children […]

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Mr. President, ‘What if it was your mama?’

Mr. President, ‘What if it was your mama?’

| April 11, 2017

By Austin R. Cooper (NNPA Newswire Columnist) During the summer before the election, then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, added this message to his speeches: “You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs; 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?” It was an attempt […]

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Civil rights leaders meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Civil rights leaders meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

| April 5, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Earlier this month, leaders from six civil rights groups met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department to discuss a range of issues that are critical to the Black community. The meeting was attended by Kristen Clarke, the president and executive director of the Lawyers Committee […]

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The cost of a vote

The cost of a vote

| March 27, 2017

By Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.) Fifty-one years ago, on March 24, 1966, the United States Supreme Court struck down the last poll taxes in this country. It was a victory for the American people and for the case’s lead plaintiff, Annie A. Harper, an elderly African-American woman who could not afford to pay Virginia’s […]

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Peas and carrot or oil and water

Peas and carrot or oil and water

| March 24, 2017

By Rex Bell Forrest Gump liked to say that he and Jenny Curran went together like peas and carrots. While a couple of my Grandchildren might argue about how well peas and carrots go together, or even how well they stand alone, I do appreciate Forrest’s sentiments. Jenny didn’t always seem to share his views, […]

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