With 40% of Americans supporting the president’s rhetoric and policies, America remains extremely divided. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Are Blacks Warming Up to Trump?

WASHINGTON INFORMER — For the record, since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking unemployment statistics based on race in the 1970s, the rate of Black unemployment today, 5.8 percent (compared to the overall unemployment rate of 3.8 percent) is at its lowest percentage ever. However, economists emphasize that the downward trend first began under President Barack Obama, further noting that the numbers do not take into consideration those who have stopped looking for work, many of whom are Black. […read more]

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Obama Issues Second Round of Midterm Endorsements

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The Democratic Party has always made the biggest difference in the lives of the American people when we lead with conviction, principle, and bold, new ideas. Our incredible array of candidates up and down the ticket, all across the country, make up a movement of citizens who are younger, more diverse, more female than ever before,” said President Obama. […read more]

Op-Ed

Obama Leads Discussion on Poverty

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   President Obama recently participated in a long overdue panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University. As regular readers of this column know, I have been complaining for years about the fixation this administration has had on helping the Read More

Op-Ed

Blacks Split over Obama

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Since the moment that he announced his candidacy in 2007, through to this day, there have been two debates over how to understand President Barack Obama. There is the larger social debate, which includes the hysterical and racist Read More

National

The Ghost of Cornel West

Michael Eric Dyson, THE NEW REPUBLIC   (The New Republic) — “Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned”  is the best-known line from William Congreve’s The Mourning Bride. But I’m concerned with the phrase preceding it, which captures wrath in more universal terms: “Heaven has Read More

Op-Ed

A Boost for the American Dream

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   About 800,000 homeowners whose mortgages were backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) could save $900 annually on mortgage costs, due to a small reduction in mortgage insurance (MI) premiums. President Barack Obama made the announcement in a recent Read More

Politics

The Biggest Pinocchios of 2014

Glenn Kessler, THE WASHINGTON POST   (The Washington Post)—It’s time for our annual round-up of the biggest Pinocchios of the year. The midterm elections, of course, dominated our coverage of false claims, as an avalanche of negative ads tumbled across televisions screens. Some of those Read More

Op-Ed

The Two Minds of Obama

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist President Obama was right on the money in announcing his executive order on immigration. Contrary to the assertion of Republican demagogues, this is not a blanket amnesty, but does release more than 4 million non-criminals from the ever-present threat of Read More

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Op-Ed

Callous Conservatives

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Some synonyms of the word “callous” are: heartless, unfeeling, unmerciful, cruel, and inhumane. A mid-November poll by the Gallup organization asking Americans their views on expanding access to healthcare proves that in some cases, one can add the adjective Read More