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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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Cleveland’s RNC was the whitest convention I’ve ever attended

Cleveland’s RNC was the whitest convention I’ve ever attended

| August 2, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As I boarded my return flight to D.C. from last week’s Republican convention in Cleveland I began to reflect on what I saw and I began to ponder how I could put to paper my experiences in this column. Out of nowhere, the words of Charles Dickens from […]

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Five reasons why ESPN is the Republican Party of sports television

Five reasons why ESPN is the Republican Party of sports television

| July 27, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I am quite fond of saying about Republicans when it comes to blacks, “Even when they try to do the right thing, they do it the wrong way.” In a similar manner, ESPN has become the Republican Party of TV and sports. Last week, they had their annual […]

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Trump, Republican Party confuse outreach efforts with pandering

Trump, Republican Party confuse outreach efforts with pandering

| July 19, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As long as the Republican Party continues to be dominated by the same ol’, same ol’ white male staffers, consultants and aides, they will continue to alienate the black community. As long as the Republican Party continues to “showcase” blacks who have absolutely no connection to the black […]

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