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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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Trump can win White House if GOP embraces black voters

Trump can win White House if GOP embraces black voters

| September 19, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) On Saturday, Sept. 10, I had the pleasure of being one of the featured speakers for the inaugural Liberty Farm Festival hosted by my good friend Martha Boneta. It was the last gathering of the who’s who of Virginia politics before this year’s presidential election. Donald Trump’s vice presidential […]

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What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

| September 19, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? These may seem like simplistic questions, especially for those who are aware, but every year some folks are denied access to the polls, because they didn’t register on time, or they moved and their address does not match the address the […]

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Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

Federal courts blunt voter suppression efforts in five states

| September 16, 2016

By Barrington M. Salmon (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In the span of thirty days, federal judges have scuttled voter suppression laws in North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and North Dakota, giving voting rights advocates a few, much-needed victories for the blood and sweat wrought in their court battles and protests since the controversial United States Supreme […]

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Film review: ‘Hands Of Stone’

Film review: ‘Hands Of Stone’

| September 15, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “Every boxer is someone’s hero.” It’s a saying that’s been hard to attach to Roberto Durán. Most people assume that he is just an infamous Panamanian boxer who left a match against Sugar Ray Leonard, uttering the words, “No Más (no more).” There’s more to him than that […]

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This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

This is why we have to invest in effective teachers

| September 15, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) While millions of children (and teachers) welcome the call to go back to school in August and early September, all is not well in classrooms and school districts around the country. Even though every school district is not facing challenges, many urban school districts—where the majority of African American […]

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Curator, researcher Mary Elliot shares insight into new black history museum

Curator, researcher Mary Elliot shares insight into new black history museum

| September 14, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful. Almost as powerful, however, is Elliott’s recounting of the vital input and assistance by one local citizen who inspired many seniors […]

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NNPA launches historic black voter turnout project for 2016 election

NNPA launches historic black voter turnout project for 2016 election

| September 14, 2016

By Benjamin Chavis (President and CEO of the NNPA) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) proudly asserts that, “We are the authentic voice of Black America.” We must use that voice as an urgent clarion call for a massive, historic and unprecedented black American voter turnout on Nov. 8, 2016 across the nation. Today, the […]

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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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Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

| September 12, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The unemployment rate for black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Even though the black jobless rate has decreased more than a percentage point since last year (9.4 percent in August 2015), […]

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