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Latino presidential hopeful Castro visits East L.A.

WAVE NEWSPAPERS — Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro said April 6 that he is running for president because “we need new leadership with a new vision for our country in the years to come.” […read more]

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The GOP’s Whites-Only Gambit

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Republican Party, which has lost the last two presidential elections by appealing to the worst racial attitudes of White conservative voters, has come up with what it declares is a winning strategy for 2016:  Appeal to the worst Read More


BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Republicans Have Some Reaching to Do

By William Reed NNPA Columnist   “Brighter days are ahead.” “The check is being put in the mail.” That is what the Republicans seem to be saying after they released their “Growth and Opportunity Project” report in March. Six months after Republicans took a drubbing in Read More


Republicans Continue to Ignore Black Voters at Their Peril

[The Washington Post] In his column on GOP immigration fears — namely, that Republicans will follow the path of 2007 and blow their chance at reform — Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins quotes a Republican strategist who warns that, sans reform, the GOP could alienate Hispanics like it has Read More


Rand Paul Relies on the Past in Hopes of Winning Black Votes in the Future

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Rand Paul, the conservative Republican senator from Kentucky, tried last week to pave the way for Blacks to vote for Republicans in the future by extolling the GOP’s accomplishments of the past. Speaking at Howard University, Read More


Republicans Have Learned a Lesson

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Several of my readers of have questioned why I am writing positive articles about my Republican Party.  The simple answer is that they deserve it.  In the past, I have been very critical of my party because they have Read More


Republicans Hit Obstacles to Altering Electoral College

[Los Angeles Times] WASHINGTON — A concerted Republican effort to alter the balance of power in presidential elections by changing the rules for the electoral college is facing significant hurdles — including from some GOP officials in the affected states. All but two states currently award electoral Read More