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Despite GOP’s epic failure to reach black voters, I’m still voting for Trump

Despite GOP’s epic failure to reach black voters, I’m still voting for Trump

| October 31, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) What the hell is going on with blacks in this Republican Party? My phone has been ringing off the hook since last week with people from across the country asking me to explain the unexplainable. Memo to my readers: I DON’T WORK FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. But, it seems […]

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When it comes to black Republicans, there is no surrogate for experiene

When it comes to black Republicans, there is no surrogate for experiene

| October 12, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it […]

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Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has transformed politics forever

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has transformed politics forever

| October 10, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As my readers know, I don’t pay much attention to polls. I think they are a total waste of time and have proven to be extremely inaccurate over the past few years. According to polls, Mitt Romney should have been president after the 2012 elections. Just as the polls […]

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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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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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It’s time for GOP to put veteran black Republicans back in game

It’s time for GOP to put veteran black Republicans back in game

| September 7, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Imagine the Chicago Bulls of the NBA during the early Michael Jordan years. He was their top draft pick in the 1984 NBA draft. Jordan’s early years were filled with many, lows before he experienced the joys of winning six NBA championships. During the Bulls’ down years, can […]

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This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

This is why Republicans need to stop hating on Trump

| August 23, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Any member of an organization that truly cares about the group will not hesitate to hold the leadership accountable for the group’s actions, if they deem them to be inconsistent with the mission of the group. This is because they want to see the group succeed in fulfilling […]

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After Justice Department’s report, where are calls for Baltimore mayor to resign?

After Justice Department’s report, where are calls for Baltimore mayor to resign?

| August 17, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing report on the state of the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) as a part of its civil rights investigation following the death of Freddie Gray. The report stated in part, “The Justice Department announced today that it found […]

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A tale of two conventions

A tale of two conventions

| August 4, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Having attended the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland two weeks ago and having intently watched the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on TV last week, I couldn’t help but notice how distorted both conventions were, especially in terms of the media’s coverage of them. In the black community, […]

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