Tag: bill fletcher

Why are so many of us hiding behind our smartphones

Why are so many of us hiding behind our smartphones

| February 5, 2017

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) It hit me the other day that there is a new protocol involved in walking down the street. I never really thought of it before, but I suddenly realized that people who text while walking expect that those of us not texting while walking will simply get out […]

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Why some people always will believe ‘fake news’

Why some people always will believe ‘fake news’

| January 26, 2017

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I have been thinking about the controversy surrounding so-called fake news, much of which has been discussed in connection with the November 2016 elections. It is important to understand that “fake news” is a form of propaganda called “black propaganda.” Black propaganda refers to information that is manufactured […]

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If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

| December 13, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I have been trying to figure out how there can be any discussion of registering Muslims due to alleged national security concerns, when it is documented that the major source of terrorism in the United States since 9/11 has been white supremacists groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center […]

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No ma’am, Trump does not deserve a chance

No ma’am, Trump does not deserve a chance

| December 10, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I was sitting at a Starbucks trying to mind my own business and right next to me two individuals were discussing the aftermath of the Nov. 8 presidential elections. At one point they began discussing the protests that have spontaneously spread across the United States in the aftermath […]

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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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Trump supporters think they’re on a reality show

Trump supporters think they’re on a reality show

| September 7, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) There is something that I have found particularly odd in this election season and there have been many things that have been odd. There have been consistent media reports of interviews with supporters of Republican nominee Donald Trump that indicate that many of them do not take seriously […]

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We have to end the war on women in cyberspace

We have to end the war on women in cyberspace

| August 16, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I don’t know whether you have been following this, but there is a very disturbing trend that has been underway. Women in cyberspace are under attack. These attacks are very much focused on programmers and video game designers. These attacks are nothing short of vicious. Yet, the […]

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The many delusions of Donald Trump

The many delusions of Donald Trump

| June 16, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) What do you say about someone who apparently sees things that do not exist? I have been asking myself that question while I have watched Donald Trump’s presidential campaign unfold. And, as taunts name-calling, and the lack of substance continue to define the tone of Trump’s campaign, […]

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I saw these ‘stunning’ news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop

I saw these ‘stunning’ news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop

| May 27, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) If you are like me, you sometimes find yourself surfing the Web when you are supposed to be doing something more important. You may notice “click bait” that poses questions like, “What has happened to these childhood stars?” or offers, “Secrets of the Mayans revealed.” Well, the […]

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Blacks voices missing from discussion on Western Sahara

Blacks voices missing from discussion on Western Sahara

| April 9, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I was thrilled to hear that there would be a hearing on Capitol Hill regarding the human rights situation in the Western Sahara. The “Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission,” co-chaired by Congressman Joseph Pitts and Congressman James McGovern, along with Commission member Congressman John Conyers, hosted the […]

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