Politics

Protecting the right to vote: ‘Democracy Awakening’

Protecting the right to vote: ‘Democracy Awakening’

| April 20, 2016

By Cornell William Brooks Courtesy of the NNPA When we think about the right to vote, it is and should be understood to be a civic sacrament in the temple of democracy. However, this presidential election will be the first in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. In 1965, the […]

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The truth behind ‘black exodus at RNC

The truth behind ‘black exodus at RNC

| April 19, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) The Republican National Committee (RNC) is refuting claims that a number of key African American employees were either fired or forced to resign and officials are pointing to the hiring of Telly Lovelace, the GOP’s newest liaison to the black media, as proof that the party […]

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Try it—you might get over the initial disappointment

Try it—you might get over the initial disappointment

| April 12, 2016

By Rex Bell Mom and Dad brought eight children, four boys and four girls, into the world in a span of 14 years. We spent most of those years, and several afterwards, in an old farmhouse that was pretty big, but not always big enough for eight kids. It seemed that quite often there was […]

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Republicans continue to pay lip service to blacks

Republicans continue to pay lip service to blacks

| April 11, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As I continue my swing through Eastern Europe, I had every intention of writing about my conversations with the all the political and business leaders that I was spending time with. I wanted to write about how the U.S. is viewed by those in Eastern Europe and the […]

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What If Donald Trump’s campaign manager was black

What If Donald Trump’s campaign manager was black

| April 8, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) It is probably not especially politically correct to bring more race matters into the debacle that is also known as the Donald Trump quest for the presidency. He has called out and targeted racial and ethnic groups, as well as targeted individual women because of their appearance (or […]

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Trump’s hostile takeover of Republican Party

Trump’s hostile takeover of Republican Party

| April 5, 2016

By Raynard Jackson NNPA News Wire Columnist I have repeatedly heard many of the talking heads in Washington, D.C. and the Republican establishment accuses Donald Trump and his presidential campaign of engaging in a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. I agree with them. Having received my undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University in tax […]

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Area voter registration ends April 4

Area voter registration ends April 4

| March 29, 2016

Courtesy of the Allen County Board of Commissioners ALLEN COUNTY—Those wishing to vote in the Allen County Primary Election on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, have until the close of business on Monday,  April 4, 2016, to register to vote or to submit address changes. The Allen County Voter Registration Office is scheduled to be open […]

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You have to understand why ‘Diamond’ and ‘Silk’ support Trump

You have to understand why ‘Diamond’ and ‘Silk’ support Trump

| March 22, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I saw it on Facebook. These two black women at a Trump rally expressing their support for “The Donald.” I realized, once again, that there is a certain type of emotional naiveté that I possess when it comes to our people. I assume that in light of […]

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I Am Garvey holding voter registration drive

I Am Garvey holding voter registration drive

| March 22, 2016

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey, a locally based community organization dedicated to helping empower the black community through presenting the principles of the late, great pan-Africanist Marcus Mosiah Garvey through education outreach, a film project and community projects such as an upcoming community agricultural cooperative, is currently in the midst of a voter registration drive. The […]

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Blackonomics: Hypocrites, hucksters, histrionics, hype

Blackonomics: Hypocrites, hucksters, histrionics, hype

| March 16, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Aren’t you tired of the rap and clap sessions by political wannabees and their respective contingents? I know I am. The so-called “debates” are downright insulting and embarrassing, especially on the Republican side, reminiscent of a stand-up comedy show, or “throwing shade” as young folks say. Over on […]

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