Tag: politics

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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Midterm election lies and consequences

Midterm election lies and consequences

| November 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist One source of the widespread losses the Democratic Party suffered this month in the midterm elections can be traced to the Ebola crisis that began claiming numerous victims across the U.S. last month—a crisis many attributed to the managerial incompetence of President Obama for not preventing the disease’s appearance […]

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Democrats’ ‘smart butt white boys syndrome’

Democrats’ ‘smart butt white boys syndrome’

| August 7, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In 1984, former UN Ambassador Andrew Young described the inner circle of Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale as “smart a– white boys” who thought they knew everything.  Obviously, they didn’t because Mondale lost the general election by a large margin to Ronald Reagan. Knowing that in a president’s second-term, […]

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Hypocrisy over the Bergdahl affair

Hypocrisy over the Bergdahl affair

| June 10, 2014

By Brenda Robinson As of last week, we do not know why Sqt. Bowe Bergdahl, five years ago, left his U.S. post in Afghanistan. Actually, we still don’t know if he left “on his own free will” or if he was taken off base by the Taliban or some other terrorist group. We don’t even […]

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‘Dirty tricks’ effective tool in Karl Rove’s political playbook

‘Dirty tricks’ effective tool in Karl Rove’s political playbook

| May 13, 2014

The following opinion piece we ran across indicates that dirty tricks often work in politics. One question is, “Why?” We would surmise that’s all a part of our collective national psyche that loves to follow scandal and the saga of human train wrecks. Look at the headlines garnered by the misadventures of people like Linsay […]

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