By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Those who’ve found it difficult to connect with the racial history of post-Civil War America–when black Americans were stripped of the citizenship rights they gained right after that conflict–should pay special attention to the national political arena now. Because the conservative movement, in its desperate mania to destroy Barack […]
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist June’s three most striking domestic political events thus far all have in common the same force that has uniformly characterized the conservative movement’s opposition to the Obama administration: fomenting frenzy as a political tactic. The former’s painting the federal government as lawless and tyrannical—which has reached a frenzy since […]
Raynard Jackson By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist The recent defeat of House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor sent shock waves throughout D.C. like I have never seen before. But, in Cantor’s defeat, I see great opportunity for the Republican Party to make inroads into the Black community. Cantor represents Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which is […]
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 […]
It has been apparent to many for some time that politics has become a field sport rather than a way to help solve the nation’s problems. The goal now seems to win elections at any cost rather than to move the nation forward. This is one of the more interesting opinion pieces we’ve seen in […]
My barber shook his head as I sat down in his chair. He was deeply disturbed by the Tea Party shutdown of the government. Despite the fact that it was over, he was still unsettled. He told me about two tenants of a house that he owns who both work for the federal government.
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I keep hoping that I can stop writing about the federal government shutdown/lockout. Hopefully, when you read this, it will all be over. But even when it’s over, it won’t be over. Case in point: I have a friend who works for the federal government. What she and many […]
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus inherited a simple mission: stop inflaming racism and expand the voter base beyond white, male America. Like so many Republicans before him, Priebus repeatedly gets in his own way in his attempts to appeal to blacks and other minority groups.