Tag: black vote

It’s time for blacks to diversify voting portfolios

It’s time for blacks to diversify voting portfolios

| June 2, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Blacks gave Obama 96 percent of their votes in 2008 and 94 percent of their votes in 2012. We, by far, are the most loyal voting block for Obama in the entire U.S. According to the Pew Research Center, for the 2012 presidential election, turnout by race was: […]

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Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

| May 16, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the black community. I am now beginning to question whether there is room for blacks in this Republican Party. […]

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Hillary Clinton meets with civil rights groups, black millennials

Hillary Clinton meets with civil rights groups, black millennials

| March 1, 2016

By Freddie Allen NNPA News Wire Senior Washington Correspondent A few days before presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton racked up a huge win in Nevada’s Democratic primary, largely thanks to the overwhelming support that she received from black voters, the former secretary of state met with civil rights leaders for a frank discussion about the 21st […]

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Blackonomics: Hillary, Bernie discover, rediscover black people

Blackonomics: Hillary, Bernie discover, rediscover black people

| March 1, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist One thing is for sure; black folks are enjoying this latest political mating dance with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Sanders is discovering black people in South Carolina and Georgia, and Clinton has reopened the “leading blacks” vault to rediscover their loyalty and willingness to present her to […]

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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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