Tag: james clingman

Still looking for change

Still looking for change

| December 16, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist As the end of another tumultuous year approaches, black people again find ourselves in the relative same economic and political position as we were the year before, and the years preceding.  In 2007, leading up to 2008, when the ultimate level of political history had finally come to fruition, black […]

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We need a President of Black America

We need a President of Black America

| November 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of  the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and resting on the mere fact that we had elected a black president.  I suggested that we should get busy right away doing the commensurate work […]

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Banks are now robbing people

Banks are now robbing people

| October 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where […]

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Community must do better job of supporting its own

| October 7, 2014

My wife and I are very strong supporters of the African American newspapers.  We are aware that one of the most serious issues facing the American people is the lack of respect that we have been trained to practice in interacting with each other. Some of us may have been more fortunate than others in life and […]

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Cost of not doing business

Cost of not doing business

| October 2, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Over the past few decades, black people have been led to believe that we have “power” because we earn and spend so much money in the marketplace, now having eclipsed the $1 trillion mark.   As the most studied consumer segment in the world, black Americans are touted by dozens […]

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Settling for optics rather than options

Settling for optics rather than options

| September 9, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Black life, for the most part, has become a myriad of frustration, doubt, hopelessness, desperation, despair, struggle, and fear. We fear one another; we fear the police; we fear discrimination; we fear racism; we fear injustice; and we fear for our children’s safety on several fronts. We have news shows […]

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UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap

UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap

| July 30, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The controversy over the recent donation by the Koch Foundation to the UNCF begs a discussion of politics, education, and business.  After receiving a $25 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation, the UNCF and its president,  Michael Lomax, took incoming fire from the AFSME union, which discontinued its funding […]

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The state of Black Euphoria

The state of Black Euphoria

| July 23, 2014

By James Clingman Blackonomics NNPA Columnist How amazing it is that black people in this nation, collectively, are the worst off but yet the most comical, entertaining, ostentatious, and self-defeating of all other groups.  It is striking how, in spite of all the negative aspects of our lives, we spend a great deal of our […]

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