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Ben Carson sworn in as Trump’s only black cabinet pick

Ben Carson sworn in as Trump’s only black cabinet pick

| March 14, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor The swearing-in of all the primary members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet is just about complete. Most of Trump’s cabinet—from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross—are rich, white and male. On Thursday, March 2, retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson broke the mold with his swearing-in […]

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Trump fills cabinet quota with token HUD pick

Trump fills cabinet quota with token HUD pick

| December 20, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In 1984, at age 33, Ben Carson became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Hospital. He pioneered a number of neurosurgical procedures and was even awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008. Carson is a skilled neurosurgeon and has earned a number of accolades […]

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Black celebrities, athletes say ‘give Trump a chance’

Black celebrities, athletes say ‘give Trump a chance’

| December 14, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Several prominent African Americans and celebrities said that they supported President-Elect Donald Trump. Some even voted for him. Among the more well-known black celebrities are rap superstar Kanye West and Jackson family patriarch Joseph Jackson. Now, other popular and respected African American celebrities, including BET Founder Bob Johnson, […]

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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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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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