At the 2012 Agricultural Outlook Forum, “Moving Agriculture Forward” in Arlington, VA, held on Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7 former Secretaries of Agriculture sat on the plenary panel “Visions of the Future” hosted by current Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Congressman Mike Espy (MS) speaks out during the panel discussions. USDA photo by Robert Nichols

Mississippi Campaign Heats Up After ‘Lynching’ Remark

NNPA NEWSWIRE — If Hyde-Smith’s [hanging] comment was an exaggerated expression of regard, many in the one-time civil rights hotbed — and many more from across the nation — didn’t see it that way. It not only ignited interest in the under-the-radar Senate race, it galvanized Mike Espy’s supporters. […read more]

Official ballot for the 2000 United States Presidential election, November 7, 2000, from Palm Beach County, Florida. (Photo source: Wikimedia Commons)(Photo source: Wikimedia Commons)

The Florida Election & the Ghost of Gore-Bush

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “I am replacing my words of concession with an uncompromised and unapologetic call that we count every single vote,” Andrew Gillum said. “We’ve learned in various parts of this state that there are still votes that are outstanding. There’s even still in parts of this state some uncertainty around the total number of votes that are remaining to be cast.” […read more]


13 Reasons Democrats Lost Florida

  Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier 1. State Democratic leadership believes that Black political support is an entitlement and refused to invest serious money in long-term registration and turnout activities. The numbers tell the story. Democrat Charlie Crist lost by a little Read More


Punished For Life

Gov. Rick Scott’s restrictive rules regarding restoration of ex-offenders’ civil rights prevent 23 percent of voting-age Black Floridians from voting Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier TALLAHASSEE – Faith leaders and ex-felons marched to the Florida Capitol on Wednesday, calling for Gov. Rick Read More