Politics

Despite GOP’s epic failure to reach black voters, I’m still voting for Trump

Despite GOP’s epic failure to reach black voters, I’m still voting for Trump

| October 31, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) What the hell is going on with blacks in this Republican Party? My phone has been ringing off the hook since last week with people from across the country asking me to explain the unexplainable. Memo to my readers: I DON’T WORK FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. But, it seems […]

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Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

Updated: Republicans willing to dance with devil to win White House

| October 18, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is anticipating a Trump win in November. Or, at least, he is preparing for it. He says that if Republicans hold sway in the White House, the House and the Senate, he plans to use budget reconciliation to repeal the Patient Protection […]

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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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Group alleges Indiana GOP candidate, state trooper might be violating campaign finance laws

Group alleges Indiana GOP candidate, state trooper might be violating campaign finance laws

| October 10, 2016

Candidate William Stoney Vann never filed paperwork, could face 180 days in prison, $1,000 fine INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana State Trooper William Stoney Vann appears to be in violation of Indiana campaign finance laws. Mr. Vann is actively campaigning for the office of Johnson County Sheriff, yet never filed official paperwork, alleges members of Patriot Majority USA. Failure […]

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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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