Tag: republican party

Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

| July 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one its pionering political figures recently. Family reported that the Lord called called well-known political activist Gertrude M. Smith home on Friday, July 1, 2016 surrounded by her family. On Oct. 21, 1929, Sarah Jane Mitchell was born to Martha Page Campbell and Willie Mitchell in Marion, Alabama. Her name later […]

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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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Orlando murders had nothing to do with homosexuality

Orlando murders had nothing to do with homosexuality

| July 15, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Everyone knows my position on the radical homosexual agenda being forced upon our country. I totally disagree with it. Marriage is between one man and one woman. Homosexuality is not compatible with Christianity, nor should homosexuals be legally recognized as a protected class. Having said that, as I […]

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Things the Republican Party gets totally wrong about race

Things the Republican Party gets totally wrong about race

| June 28, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While there is no denying that Donald Trump has had a terrible past couple of weeks with his dogged focus on some obscure federal judge in San Diego, I think Trump can right the ship, but he has an extremely narrow window to do so. I will deal […]

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Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

| May 16, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the black community. I am now beginning to question whether there is room for blacks in this Republican Party. […]

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Jack Morris holds the chair to the Allen County Democrat Party

Jack Morris holds the chair to the Allen County Democrat Party

| April 27, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville 1.)  What does being the Democratic chair mean? That I hold the head, top position of the local Democratic Party.  So, I oversee the overall operation of the party, set the direction of the party, oversee raising funds and doing voter outreach, recruit candidates, give help to people to get out and […]

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Republicans continue to pay lip service to blacks

Republicans continue to pay lip service to blacks

| April 11, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As I continue my swing through Eastern Europe, I had every intention of writing about my conversations with the all the political and business leaders that I was spending time with. I wanted to write about how the U.S. is viewed by those in Eastern Europe and the […]

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This is why the GOP can’t win black votes without Trump

This is why the GOP can’t win black votes without Trump

| March 14, 2016

By Raynard Jackson NNPA News Wire Columnist The party establishment can’t fathom the thought of Trump being our nominee, despite him playing by the very rules that the establishment, who are trying to sabotage his campaign, created. Go figure. I am stunned that many in the establishment ran over each other to denounce Trump over […]

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‘It’s embarrassing to be an evangelical this election’

‘It’s embarrassing to be an evangelical this election’

| March 3, 2016

Time to admit, word ‘white’ wiping out word ‘evangelical’ By Jim Wallis Special to Frost Illustrated Originally published Feb. 25, 2016 at Sojourners (https://sojo.net/) When introduced to speak on the road during our “America’s Original Sin” book tour as an “evangelical” Christian, the large, racially diverse and intergenerational audiences who have been smiling with great […]

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Racism, bigotry doing well in Republican Party

Racism, bigotry doing well in Republican Party

| January 4, 2016

By Roger Caldwell NNPA News Wire Columnist As the 2016 election heats up, there is something wrong in a party when the candidates don’t want to operate with political correctness. In this election cycle, the Republican candidates have decided to think and behave as an outsider. By acting as an outsider, they are not obligated […]

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