Tag: ben carson

Retrospective on a year of intransigence, volatility

Retrospective on a year of intransigence, volatility

| January 5, 2016

By Armstrong Williams NNPA News Wire Columnist By all accounts, the political arena has proven to be full of surprises in 2015. We’ve witnessed the improbable and inexorable the rise of the outsider candidate, as first-time office seekers Dr. Ben Carson and business mogul Donald Trump have lead the Republican Primary for the better part […]

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What did black pastors gain from meeting with Trump?

What did black pastors gain from meeting with Trump?

| December 11, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I have to confess that in light of the history of what has happened to African Americans, I am regularly shocked when I hear the voices of black conservatives. I find myself asking, “How can they actually believe that?” An example is when I try listening to […]

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Ben Carson: The brother from another planet

Ben Carson: The brother from another planet

| October 7, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux Provided to NNPA member newspapers courtesy of Trice Edney News Wire (TriceEdneyWire.com)—When neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson started flirting for a presidential run, I thought he had lost his mind.  Now that he has jumped into the fray, opening his mouth one too many times, I know he has.  The problem?  Too many […]

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Ben Carson’s ugly hypocrisy

Ben Carson’s ugly hypocrisy

| October 1, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist     From the moment he surfaced in 2013 as white conservatives’ latest “Great Black Hope,” Ben Carson has made any number of offensive remarks typical of the conservative commentary of the Obama years. But recently, apparently goaded by a GOP presidential primary that’s set a cesspool-level standard for expressions […]

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The GOP debate and the Cowardly Mr. Trump

The GOP debate and the Cowardly Mr. Trump

| September 24, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Citizens of America: While you were distracted last week by, among other things, the Republican Party’s marathon, second primary debate, the U.S. military, acting on orders from President Obama, completed its takeover of the American Southwest—suspending the Constitution and imposing martial law, taking residents’ guns, and throwing those who […]

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Back to school conversations

Back to school conversations

| September 10, 2015

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu  CHICAGO (African American Images)—As summer comes to a close, school begins for our children. If your child was not academically engaged for the summer he will return three months behind his peers. Most of what your child was taught in May will have to be reviewed in September. You can tell […]

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Republicans ignore anniversary of Voting Rights Act

Republicans ignore anniversary of Voting Rights Act

| August 18, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act fell on the same day that Fox News hosted two Republican presidential debates (Aug. 6). But, the landmark legislation was never mentioned by the questioners nor the candidates. And, we know why. Under the headline, “What Media Need to […]

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How will 2016’s presidential candidates save our cities?

How will 2016’s presidential candidates save our cities?

| July 27, 2015

Marc Morial By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “You must register. You must vote. You must learn, so your choice advances your interest and the interest of our beloved Nation. Your future, and your children’s future, depend upon it, and I don’t believe that you are going to let them down.”–President Lyndon B. Johnson on […]

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How can you tell when a politician is lying?

How can you tell when a politician is lying?

| May 22, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist How can you tell when a politician is lying? When he moves his lips. Though originally intended as a joke, the number of candidates who have declared as for president have already ushered in a cascade of lies–and the situation will only grow worse as more climb aboard. Fortunately, […]

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Three black Republicans’ race to the bottom

Three black Republicans’ race to the bottom

| April 3, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Recently, I wrote that today’s Republican Party is gripped by a severe problem—an acting-the-fool dynamic produced by their allegiance to crackpot-conservatism—that causes Republicans of high and low status to say or do things that range from the silly to the vicious. I concluded in part that because these things […]

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