Polls proved to be wildly inaccurate and the numbers completely misread how well Gillum, Tallahassee’s mayor, would eventually fare in the primary. He won.
Commentary

A Black man who could become Florida’s next governor

NNPA NEWSPAPER — “Nationally, a confluence of factors, including a surge of political grassroots activism, resistance to the odious policies emanating from the White House and record numbers of women – particularly Black women and women of color – has resulted in these groups and individuals not just mobilizing and organizing but also running for office. This groundswell has changed the face of the election landscape.” […read more]

National

NAACP Names Interim President, CEO

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NAACP has selected a former House of Representatives clerk as an interim president and CEO while the organization seeks a new leader. The nation’s largest and oldest civil rights group announced at its board meeting over the weekend that Lorraine Miller […read more]

Business

NAACP Signs Agreement with FEMA

FEMA’s Craig Fugate and the NAACP’s Ben Jealous shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding. (PHOTO: DUANE C. FERNANDEZ, SR./HARDNOTTS PHOTOGRAPHY) by James Harper Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and other areas along America’s Gulf Coast, […read more]

Op-Ed

Blackonomics: Al is Sharp, Ben’s not Jealous

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Dudley Randall’s poem, “It seems to me, said Booker T, I disagree, said W.E.B.” points out an issue that has plagued Black folks for generations. During Booker T’s time, some Blacks said he was working “for the man” as he […read more]

Op-Ed

The Biggest Losers of 2012

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   As I have reflected on the year just ended, I noticed everyone doing their usual year-end lists of the biggest winners and losers of the year. I am not a big fan of these lists, but I will acknowledge […read more]