World

The UK’s Ethnic Election

BARKING, UK (Politico) — For as long as modern Britons have voted, politics here has revolved around class. But this year, Britain is having its first truly ethnic election. Scotland is set to fall to the Scottish National Party. The old three-party oligopoly — Conservative, Read More

Op-Ed

Time to Lower Corporate Tax Rate

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I earned my undergraduate degree in tax accounting from Oral Roberts University (ORU).  Upon graduation, I spent a decade working in tax accounting, both for government and the private sector. So, in this week’s column, I want to take Read More

Op-Ed

Redefining Truth has Consequences

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   In all organized sports, there are clearly defined rules that must be adhered to.  In all universities, there are clearly stated guidelines for admittance.  In all religions, there are shared beliefs that all members must adhere to. Without these Read More

Op-Ed

Expecting Christian Behavior from Christians

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I have been delaying writing this column for more than a year, but in light of recent developments, I have finally decided to address the issue of Christianity and celebrity. Last year, actress Meagan Good created a controversy when Read More

Op-Ed

Republicans’ War on the Impoverished

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I have written about the huge opportunity Black dissatisfaction with Obama presents to the Republican Party. It’s time to speak directly to Black Republicans and GOP congressional leadership about dissatisfaction with the loyal opposition. Last week marked the 50th anniversary Read More

Op-Ed

Obama is a ‘Do-Nothing’ (For Blacks) President

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist In the 2008 presidential election, Blacks were the largest voting bloc for Obama (as a percentage)—96 percent.   In 2012, Obama received 93 percent of the Black vote, again the largest percentage of any voting bloc. What type of return on Read More

Op-Ed

Obama: ‘First Gay President’

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist President Obama has concluded his three-country tour of Africa.  He visited Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania.  Most presidential trips overseas have a pre-determined outcome:  to sign an agreement, to promote a foreign policy objective, or to reward an ally, etc.  Read More

Op-Ed

What it Means to be an American

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   With the deepening polarization of our country, I have been reflecting on the cause of this polarization. One of the major issues confronting the U.S. is what it means to be an American.  This may sound a bit trite, Read More

Op-Ed

“No’ to 2 Moms and 2 Dads

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Lately, I have been stressing the importance of preserving the sanctity of the traditional family–mother, father, and children.  There is not one example throughout the history of the world of a society prospering without an intact family unit.  Susie Read More

Op-Ed

Our Era of Political Extremism

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Last year, James Porter, the recently-elected president of the National Rifle Association, declared that President Obama was a “fake president …[whose] entire administration is anti-gun, anti-freedom, anti-Second Amendment.” Earlier this month, Adam Kokesh, a failed Republican candidate for Read More