Tag: republicans

Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

| February 11, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist We have been going through my archives. Some of my writings from the past still apply today. Some are more relevant today than they were back then (in the 1980s). The following is one of those articles that I’m compelled to republish. The emergence of Ronald Reagan […]

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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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Alabama closure of driver’s license offices ignite demands to restore Voting Rights Act

Alabama closure of driver’s license offices ignite demands to restore Voting Rights Act

| October 9, 2015

Provided to NNPA member newspapers courtesy of Trice Edney News Wire (TriceEdneyWire.com)—Civil rights leaders around the country are taken aback over a recent decision by the state of Alabama to close 31 driver’s license offices, many in majority black and poor areas. The move by Alabama appears to be an attempt to stymie the ability […]

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Jeb Bush is wrong about blacks wanting ‘free stuff’

Jeb Bush is wrong about blacks wanting ‘free stuff’

| October 2, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks he can become president of the United States if Republicans can double their share of the black vote in several key states. But he, like his GOP comrades, is demonstrating how not to accomplish that goal. Bush’s latest failure came last week when […]

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What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

| June 24, 2015

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   It’s not too soon to ask a critical question of citizens of voting age who tend to vote for Democratic candidates: Do you think you’ll be allowed to vote in 2016? The Republican Party in numerous states across the country has been working hard to […]

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Charity not substitute for justice

Charity not substitute for justice

| June 13, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist In his speech the night before his murder, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. repeated the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan who stopped and helped the desperate traveler who had been beaten, robbed and left half dead as he journeyed along the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. The Good […]

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Time to throw some political punches

Time to throw some political punches

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist For the past 50 years, most of our conversations and efforts have been centered on politics. Reminiscent of the Reconstruction Era, when blacks occupied political office for the first time, many of our politicians are just figureheads, toothless tigers and lackeys for the establishment. Many of them are simply “employed” […]

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Who can we turn to politically?

Who can we turn to politically?

| May 1, 2015

James Clingman By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “Who can I turn to, when nobody needs me? My heart wants to know, and so I must go where destiny leads me.” Listening to an old album by the Temptations, “In a Mellow Mood,” made me think about the political trick-bag black folks are in now that […]

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Three black Republicans’ race to the bottom

Three black Republicans’ race to the bottom

| April 3, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Recently, I wrote that today’s Republican Party is gripped by a severe problem—an acting-the-fool dynamic produced by their allegiance to crackpot-conservatism—that causes Republicans of high and low status to say or do things that range from the silly to the vicious. I concluded in part that because these things […]

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Colin Powell: GOP Holds ‘Dark Vein Of Intolerance’ (VIDEO)

Colin Powell: GOP Holds ‘Dark Vein Of Intolerance’ (VIDEO)

| March 9, 2015

Those of us who could read between the lines (including MOST of the few of us still aligned with Republicans from the days it was the “liberal” party) knew that Brother Powell was having misgivings about a good number of folks who claimed to be his political friends and allies. We could even see it […]

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