Tag: black republicans

Do you know the difference between ‘real’ black Republicans and sellouts?

Do you know the difference between ‘real’ black Republicans and sellouts?

| October 10, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) One of my favorite movies of all-time is “Deep Cover,” starring Laurence Fishburne. The movie debuted in 1992. Fishburne plays Russell Stevens Jr., an undercover Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent. During his initial interview with the DEA, Fishburne’s character was asked: “So, Officer Stevens, tell me, do you know […]

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Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

Why are black Republicans afraid to speak out?

| March 16, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Sometimes I wonder if I was a black Democrat, a retired black athlete or a black comedian would it be easier for me to get a meeting with the leadership of the Republican Party or harder. As a life-long, die hard black Republican, it seems almost impossible to get […]

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Why is President Trump’s only senior black staffer a Democrat?

Why is President Trump’s only senior black staffer a Democrat?

| February 27, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Republicans haven’t shown any serious efforts of making blacks an integral part of their party since the Nixon administration of the ’60s and ’70s. As former Nixon speechwriter, Pat Buchanan stated in one of his columns, “In 1956, as vice president, Nixon went to Harlem to declare, “America can’t […]

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Dear President Trump: It’s time to start meeting with real black Republicans

Dear President Trump: It’s time to start meeting with real black Republicans

| February 15, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear President Trump, I don’t know why I have become the repository for the frustrations among black Republicans across the country, but I have. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t get calls from black Republicans who feel totally and thoroughly ignored not only by you and your […]

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Republican Party and hidden figures on Capitol Hill

Republican Party and hidden figures on Capitol Hill

| February 7, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As we prepare to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month this week, the Republican Party continues to show its ineptness in cultivating “real” relationships with the black community. They continue to hire and highlight black Democrats at the expense of black Republicans. There is not one black Republican […]

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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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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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The RNC is suing me, a black Republican, but I’ll never leave my party

The RNC is suing me, a black Republican, but I’ll never leave my party

| September 22, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) With less than seven weeks to go before one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history, and when the GOP needs all the help it can get reaching black voters, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is suing me, a black Republican, over an event that I created. […]

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Black Republican surrogates like Pastor Mark Burns need permanent timeout

Black Republican surrogates like Pastor Mark Burns need permanent timeout

| September 12, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am really getting fed up with the constant drumbeat of criticism of Donald Trump’s campaign, especially the criticism coming from black Republicans. They seem to be willing to give President Obama, Hillary Clinton and our party’s leadership a pass, but when it comes to Trump, all of a […]

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It’s time for GOP to put veteran black Republicans back in game

It’s time for GOP to put veteran black Republicans back in game

| September 7, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Imagine the Chicago Bulls of the NBA during the early Michael Jordan years. He was their top draft pick in the 1984 NBA draft. Jordan’s early years were filled with many, lows before he experienced the joys of winning six NBA championships. During the Bulls’ down years, can […]

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