Op-Ed

A Tale of Two Conventions

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Having attended the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland two weeks ago and having intently watched the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on TV last week, I couldn’t help but notice how distorted both conventions were, especially in terms Read More

National

Hillary Clinton Up Close

By Kai EL’Zabar (Executive Editor, Chicago Defender) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on her Midwest campaign jaunt to address the Women’s International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 45th Annual Convention. After the luncheon, the “Chicago Defender” sat down, up close Read More

Op-Ed

Black Votes Matter

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   As we enter the 2016 political campaign season with numerous candidates for president of the United States in the Republican and Democratic parties, it appears once again that the political and economic interests of Black America are Read More

Politics

Sanders Makes Play for Black Vote

Niall Stanage, THE HILL   WASHINGTON (The Hill) — Bernie Sanders is making a push for support from black and Hispanic voters as he seeks to intensify his challenge to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, has made Read More

Op-Ed

Democrats Defy Logic

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   The closer Election Day gets, the more confused I am by the behavior of Democrats. For the past several years, there has been this false obsession with the importance of the Hispanic vote. All you hear in the media Read More