NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson joins political strategist Donna Brazile, for “Where Do We Go from Here,” a discussion on the state and future of race in America held at the Howard University Interdisciplinary Building. (Photo: Courtesy Photo)
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NAACP’s Derrick Johnson and Donna Brazile: The ‘State of Black America’

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “What the president has done has opened up the eyes of so many people,” said NAACP President, Derrick Johnson. “This nation has still not dealt with race and its appeal to the lowest common dominator of us as a community. We really need to take a step back and focus on what’s important, particularly in this era.” […read more]

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Election Day Reports Of Voter Suppression And Faulty Voting Machines Have Already Begun

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — As polls opened up on Tuesday morning, voting advocates were likely both excited and fearful for what the 2018 Midterm elections could bring. But from Customs and Border Protection agents being scheduled to conduct a crowd control exercise in Texas to reports of some polling places not having nearly enough voting machines, one near certainty was that some form of voter suppression would rear its ugly head as voting got underway for the long-awaited political contests. […read more]


Black Vote is Up for Grabs

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist I had separate conversations with two governors last week.  Both were White, one was a Democrat and one was a Republican.  We were discussing next month’s elections and what they each thought would happen.  The amazing thing was their respective Read More


Detroit Turnout Crucial for Dems

T. Kelly, Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT (The Michigan Citizen)—The Michigan Democratic Party is rolling out an aggressive plan to win the African American vote this November. President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign transformed Democratic strategy for one of its core constituencies, African Read More


Right-Wing Gets it Wrong

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist If you ever doubted that conservatives were sore losers, the recent Senate election in Mississippi should remove all doubt. After complaining for a half century about Blacks not voting  for Republicans, African Americans did just that in the GOP Read More

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Black Voters are not Apathetic

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist The 2014 election year should be a voting “payback” year for Black America. Elected officials and politicians across America who have voted and acted against the economic, political and social interests of the Black American community should be Read More

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Obama Slights his Loyal Following

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   President Barack Obama has the opportunity, in this second term, to put his feet on history.  He won an election that his opponent had essentially claimed, he has been firm about that which he would negotiate on, and he Read More


Republicans are Driving in the Wrong Direction

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   I am constantly amazed by the lack of any meaningful, insightful post-election analysis on the various media outlets (radio, TV, newspapers). You would think that everyone is hanging out at the same places because all the analysis seems to Read More

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Black Youth Critical to Obama’s Victory

By Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Although youth are credited with helping President Obama defeat Mitt Romney on Election Day, the president would not have carried that bloc of voters if Black youth had not supported him in overwhelming numbers, according to exit Read More