Tag: politics

the fire this time. . . .

the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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A comedy of potential terrors and politics of hate: The Trump candidacy

A comedy of potential terrors and politics of hate: The Trump candidacy

| October 4, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated I joke a lot about only being able to talk about music and standup comedy for extended periods of time and in a lot of ways that may be true. However, one of the reasons I joke about that is because I believe comedians are […]

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Blackonomics: The silly season is upon us

Blackonomics: The silly season is upon us

| March 7, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist The “Silly Season,” as many call it, is well under way; and black people are up to our necks in it. The usual suspects are jockeying for position with certain presidential candidates. They are vying for the black spokesperson position, knocking one another down as they rush toward […]

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No more chicken dinners—we need policy

No more chicken dinners—we need policy

| December 28, 2015

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times It happens every year. Yard signs infiltrate our neighborhoods and litter our streets, placed by campaign operatives, hoping you not only familiarize yourself with their respective political candidate, but translate that familiarity into a cast vote for that candidate. Familiarity […]

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Just how blind are we?

Just how blind are we?

| December 2, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Gil Scott-Heron once asked: “Just how blind will America be? The world is on the edge of its seat; defeat on the horizon, very surprisin’, that we all can see the plot and claim that we cannot. Just how blind America?” Today, forty years later, we ask, “Just […]

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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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Blacks missing from political circus

Blacks missing from political circus

| September 24, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Here is something to think about as we watch the political circus that is currently dominating the news: Black people are nowhere to be found in the real action, nowhere to be found in determining the candidates from which we will eventually choose to compete for the presidency, and nowhere […]

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Are you having fun with today’s politics?

Are you having fun with today’s politics?

| September 2, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “I’ll see your two blacks and raise you two more.” The vast majority of the news is centered on politics, specifically, the 2016 presidential race, which is 14 months away. Black people are being sucked under by a whirlpool of nonsense on TV news outlets, newspaper and magazine commentaries, lectures […]

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Between Barack and a hard place

Between Barack and a hard place

| April 3, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The experiment that featured a black man in the White House is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for their next job and jumping ship faster than rats. But, you can’t blame them; that’s the way it is in politics. You ride your horse […]

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