Tag: black vote

Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our representatives

Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our representatives

| February 8, 2016

1 Samuel 8 describes our predicament By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Does it really matter who wins the presidency? How can it matter to black folks, considering the way we “play” politics? We have no power, no leverage, and little or no influence in the political arena, and even worse it seems we […]

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How to win elections behind the Cotton Curtain

How to win elections behind the Cotton Curtain

| November 21, 2015

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist We won the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at Selma, combining the power of a principled mass movement led by Dr. King and a compassionate president who did the right thing despite the heavy political price. What was that cost? Well, President Johnson said it best at […]

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Republicans ignore black people

Republicans ignore black people

| November 20, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist As I watched the recent Republican debate, I thought about Kanye West and the comments he made after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans. He said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Later, he tiptoed away from the comment by saying he “regretted” it, but he never apologized. Five years […]

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Farrakhan: ‘Justice or Else’ march just the beginning

Farrakhan: ‘Justice or Else’ march just the beginning

| September 5, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In a wide-ranging conference call with the Black Press, the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said the upcoming “Justice or Else” rally set for Oct. 10 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March is just the beginning of the movement. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., president […]

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Democrats still searching for winning formula

Democrats still searching for winning formula

| March 9, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just got spanked. Despite a campaign war chest of more than $15 million and the support of President Barack Obama, the former congressman and White House chief of staff could not avoid a runoff in the non-partisan election. Garnering 45 percent of the vote to runner-up […]

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Black pollster: ‘Democrats got their [butt] whipped’

Black pollster: ‘Democrats got their [butt] whipped’

| November 23, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Even with overwhelming support from black voters, Democrats still lost control of the United States Senate in the midterm elections and President Barack Obama will have to compromise with the GOP-controlled Congress to get anything done in his last two years. “First let’s put it in context, […]

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CBC joins black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ campaign

CBC joins black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ campaign

| September 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama. Even though he won’t be on the ballot in […]

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Black voters not apathetic

Black voters not apathetic

| May 20, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The 2014 election year should be a voting “payback” year for Black America. Elected officials and politicians across America who have voted and acted against the economic, political and social interests of the black American community should be voted out of office in the November 2014 midterm elections. […]

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Republicans gearing up to compete for black vote

Republicans gearing up to compete for black vote

| September 12, 2013

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus inherited a simple mission: stop inflaming racism and expand the voter base beyond white, male America. Like so many Republicans before him, Priebus repeatedly gets in his own way in his attempts to appeal to blacks and other minority groups.

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