Op-Ed

A Liberal Dose of Intolerance

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Our nation is about to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the assassination of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4, 1968).  He gave his life so that we could fully participate in all that America has to offer. Since Read More

Op-Ed

Young Black Republicans who deny their Blackness

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Last week, Joyce Jones, a columnist for BET.com wrote an article titled, “The Loneliness of the Black Republican: What attracts young African-Americans to the GOP?”  Although the article was off-base on so many points – No I won’t waste Read More

Politics

GOP Event for African-American Outreach Featured Largely White Audience

[The Root] It seems that the Republican Party’s latest attempt to embrace African Americans is off to a shaky start. The audience at a Detroit event celebrating the opening of anAfrican-American Engagement Office appeared to consist mainly of white people, a video snippet shows. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Read More

Op-Ed

A Brand New Problem for Republicans

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist During the past year, we have watched monumental change take place all over the world; not just in terms of democracy, but in terms of culture, law, and politics, etc. Our major institutions have not been immune from this change Read More

Op-Ed

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Republicans Have Some Reaching to Do

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   “Brighter days are ahead.” “The check is being put in the mail.” That is what the Republicans seem to be saying after they released their “Growth and Opportunity Project” report in March. Six months after Republicans took a drubbing in Read More

Politics

Republicans Continue to Ignore Black Voters at Their Peril

[The Washington Post] In his column on GOP immigration fears — namely, that Republicans will follow the path of 2007 and blow their chance at reform — Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins quotes a Republican strategist who warns that, sans reform, the GOP could alienate Hispanics like it has Read More

Politics

Rand Paul Relies on the Past in Hopes of Winning Black Votes in the Future

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Rand Paul, the conservative Republican senator from Kentucky, tried last week to pave the way for Blacks to vote for Republicans in the future by extolling the GOP’s accomplishments of the past. Speaking at Howard University, Read More

Op-Ed

BUSINESS EXCHANGE : Will Blacks Support Tim Scott?

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   If Sen. Timothy Eugene Scott is the GOP standard bearer in the 2016 presidential elections, will any Black Americans vote for him? The appointment of Scott to a U.S. Senate seat representing South Carolina is the Republicans’ most recent example Read More