Op-Ed

Democrats Defy Logic

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   The closer Election Day gets, the more confused I am by the behavior of Democrats. For the past several years, there has been this false obsession with the importance of the Hispanic vote. All you hear in the media Read More

National

‘When That Cop Killed Michael Brown, and When George Zimmerman Killed Trayvon Martin, They Were Killing Barack Obama’

(Salon) – Greil Marcus is a critic of music and culture who has helped redefine the job description. Known for his books like “Mystery Train,” “Lipstick Traces” and “The Old, Weird America” (on Dylan’s “Basement Tapes”), he’s forged a personal brand of criticism that blends traditional close reading with the Read More

Op-Ed

Our Own Worst Enemy

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist Black Democrats are the most despised people on the face of this earth and they have worked hard to deserve this designation. They vote upwards of 90 percent for Democratic candidates for president and get very little in exchange for Read More

National

Obama Watermelon-Toothpaste Controversy: Apologetic Boston Herald Cartoonist Says, ‘I detest racist humor’

Michael Cavna, THE WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON (The Washington Post)— Today’s instantly infamous “watermelon-flavored toothpaste”Obama cartoon (above) was not only published in the Boston Herald. Jerry Holbert’s shocking commentary was also sent out to his clients by his syndicate, Universal Uclick. But here’s the toothpaste-toon capper, if not Read More

Politics

NFL Players, Obama Agree on Pot

  (Politico) – Three in four players in the National Football League agree with President Barack Obama’s remarks earlier this year that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, according to a new poll. A survey conducted by ESPN.com’s NFL Nation and reported by the network on Wednesday shows Read More

Politics

Why Obama Can’t Go There

(Politico) – It’s a paradox of Barack Obama’s presidency: The first African-American to run the country finds himself in the tensest racial confrontation of his tenure but is constrained from addressing the nation’s original sin in anything but the loftiest, most dispassionate terms. “We’ve made Read More

National

Jawanza Kunjufu: From Boys to Girls

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the past 40 years, Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his life to uplifting African Americans through education and empowerment. His work as an educational consultant and author of 33 books has centered on the plight and Read More

Politics

President Obama: Republicans Blocked 500 Bills

[Politico] – President Barack Obama is railing against congressional Republicans, telling a Hollywood crowd that the midterm elections are crucial because the GOP is willing “to say no to everything.” The president, speaking at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event Wednesday evening hosted at Walt Read More